A new fly species has been discovered in the mudflats around Aramoana in the lower South Island.
University of Otago Professor Steve Kerr discovered the new species, now named Scorpiurus aramoana, late last year.
The Scorpiurus is found nowhere else on Earth.
The holotype of the fly, which is the single specimen that acts as an example for a species, is on display at the Otago Museum collection
Until now, only two species of the long-legged fly have been reported as originating in New Zealand and neither have been found this far south.