Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 0612, suburb of Henderson, 41 Rhinevale Close.
Habitat: At light.
Identification: Pygophora apicalis Schiner, 1868. Female. ID based on Green & Pont (2003).
Green, O.R.; Pont, A.C. 2003: A new record, Pygophora apicalis Schiner (Diptera: Muscidae: Coenosiini), established in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist, 26(1): 101-104. doi: 10.1080/00779962.2003.9722114
An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods are members of the phylum Arthropoda (from Greek ἄρθρον árthron, "joint", and πούς pous (gen. podos), i.e. "foot" or "leg", which together mean "jointed leg"), and include the insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Arthropods are characterized by their jointed limbs and cuticles, which are mainly made of α-chitin; the cuticles of crustaceans are also biomineralized with calcium carbonate. The...