The following photos were taken from Taranaki by Jonathan Done on the day of the so-called “bug swarm” – the 21 February, 2013. The camera was set to 12x zoom. There appears to be a haze of aerosol material in the background and small reflective objects in amongst the cloud matter.
On the topic of reflective items, one of the people we spoke to at the Dargaville Field Days on February the 22nd, 2013, said he had seen a cloud of material that sparkled, fall to the ground in Northland approximately 8 years ago. When he looked at the ground where it had fallen, he said there was nothing to see. It was no longer visible.