Tiger leech

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Re: Tiger leech

Postby andrewcrossland » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 pm

I'd guess they'd be the same as those in nearby lake ellesmere - I'd live to know what species they are?
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Re: Tiger leech

Postby Hypno » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:54 am

I dont know whats species sorry, the two i saw i found on my lips, they were only 10 mm long after having fed and brown, maybe they are two small to have fed through skin and found the skin on lips thinner. I asked an entomologist at Lincoln uni if he knew anything about them but of no assistance
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Re: Tiger leech

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:01 pm

Back in March I found another one at Awaiti Wildlife Management Reserve, Bay of Plenty.

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Re: Tiger leech

Postby matpole » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:43 am

Neil Fitzgerald wrote:get info on kitchen lola
Back in March I found another one at Awaiti Wildlife Management Reserve, Bay of Plenty.

Thanks for posting the vid. It appears to be moving quite fast than the normal leeches I'm used to seeing. Almost like it's on the offensive.
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Re: Tiger leech

Postby Shane » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:00 pm

I found one of those outside my house here in Whangarei on Wednesday. I’m going to be doing further research and collect some to study

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