An unusual specimen with no yellow markings on its abdomen.
juvenile - approx. 2.5 to 3 mm
Many dozens of these on the mudflats next to the outflow of the Kaikourai Estuary. Almost all of them were "paired" like this.
I caught these and continued to hike around for an hour and the male remained firmly clinging to the female.
I froze them, thinking the male would drop off, but he didn't, so I got the opportunity to photograph them just as they were caught!
body length 6 mm
Heleomyzidae: Fenwickia hirsuta - 3 mm
As described by Harrison 1959.
wing length, 11 mm
size: 1 cm
size: 6.5 mm
Clubionidae: Clubiona cambridgei ?
nesting in curled up dead flax leaf
Acari: Oribatida: Neotrichozetidae: Neotrichozetes sp.
dozens of cottony nests on the type of tree shown in shot #5
size approx. 500 microns
note the small Neotrichozetid mite in one of the shots