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What

Lemon Tree Borer (Oemona hirta)

Observer

amelia-geary

Date

October 13, 2021 08:57 AM NZDT

Description

Beautiful beetle found resting on a Phormium tenax

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aimadillo

Date

July 24, 2021 01:33 PM NZST

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Date

January 2021

Description

In shallow pools and next to slow-flowing waterways

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oscar_dove

Date

November 23, 2020 10:56 AM NZDT

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What

Green and Golden Bell Frog (Ranoidea aurea)

Observer

oscar_dove

Date

October 12, 2014 01:09 PM UTC

Description

Up to 30 adults in small pond

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Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2019

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Found under schist slab in creek gorge/gully within tussock grassland. Presumably Peripatoides sp. 'Dunedin'. Possibly a remnant population from when the area was forest and/or shrubland in the past. Only a single individual found.

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Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

Observer

flipperg

Date

October 1, 2019 11:05 AM AEST

Description

one of a pair

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What

Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata)

Observer

flipperg

Date

October 1, 2019 11:04 AM AEST

Description

the other of the pair

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What

Oceanic Manta Ray (Mobula birostris)

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

November 2019

Description

Yesterday I heard that a giant manta ray was washed up on Rarawa and today @clinton was coming up to see it and do an autopsy. We met on Rarawa and @indeynz was also there.

This is also the first recorded wash up of the Oceanic Manta Ray in NZ. All other records have been live sightings.

This female was about 4m across from wing tip to wing tip - the photo with the bucket one side and the spade the other side marks the ends of the wings.

The next three photos show the eye, the gills and the teeth on the bottom jaw, which are followed by some of the internal organs, and the good news is that plastic was not found inside!

The next part to be autopsied was the spine and finally the tail was removed.

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What

Cabbage Aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae)

Date

April 26, 2020 02:48 PM NZST

Description

On kale

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Date

April 10, 2020 03:23 PM NZST

Description

Crust on shallow soil on a large boulder beside the track in the shade. Weird multiple 'heads' on each stalk.

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What

Common House Fly (Musca domestica)

Observer

jennysaito

Date

April 27, 2020 02:46 PM NZST

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What

Little Shag (Microcarbo melanoleucos ssp. brevirostris)

Observer

ashley-nz

Date

June 3, 2019 02:04 PM NZST

Description

The bird species is easy, but can anyone identify the fish - it's been suggested it might be a baby trout

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Australian Common Garden Katydid (Caedicia simplex)

Observer

jordysoole

Date

April 2, 2020 09:14 PM +13

Place

Te Kopuru (Google, OSM)

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What

New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)

Observer

johnsteel

Date

April 2, 2020 08:21 PM +13

Description

One of several oblivious to passing foot traffic

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irene_r

Date

March 5, 2020 10:13 AM AEDT

Description

Black Robber Fly with prey.

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What

New Zealand Aniseed (Scandia geniculata)

Observer

mattward

Date

January 8, 2020 02:24 PM NZDT

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What

Dwarf Mistletoe (Korthalsella lindsayi)

Observer

fergus

Date

December 8, 2019 02:04 PM +13

Description

Parasitic on Coprosma linariifolia

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What

Campbell Island Carrot (Anisotome latifolia)

Observer

fergus

Date

January 2020

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fergus

Date

January 8, 2020 11:38 AM NZDT

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fergus

Date

January 15, 2020 03:12 PM NZDT

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What

Crystal Jellies (Genus Aequorea)

Observer

mel61

Date

January 12, 2020 12:48 PM +13

Description

I think that this is aequorea forskalea

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New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

totara

Date

August 30, 2018 02:20 PM NZST

Description

3 feeding in tree beside Harvest Cafe n Bar

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 30, 2019 06:37 AM NZDT

Description

Single adult noted tucked away on loose bark of rawiritoa (Kunzea amathicola). Noted for Farewell Spit - Wharariki Bioblitz 2019.

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What

Chocolate Tube Slimes (Genus Stemonitis)

Observer

pjd1

Date

November 26, 2019 03:01 PM NZDT

Description

Occasional on decorticated, well rotted log lying next to small stream in dense forest.

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What

Beech Orange (Cyttaria gunnii)

Observer

pjd1

Date

November 27, 2019 10:33 AM NZDT

Description

Common. Fruiting bodies numerous (but most under developed) on the branchlets of silver beech (Lophozonia menziesii).

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Observer

pjd1

Date

November 29, 2019 02:30 PM NZDT

Description

Common component of lake shore turf (marginal turf). Associated with Lobelia ionantha, Eleocharis gracilis, Myriophyllum propinquum and Hydrocotyle microphylla.

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What

Serpulid Tubeworms (Family Serpulidae)

Observer

hfb

Date

October 31, 2019 09:06 AM PDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

August 2019

Description

Growing on ultramafic rock outcrop. Note 6 maroon anthers.

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What

Spotted Ground Swift Spider (Nyssus coloripes)

Observer

katemccombs

Date

May 27, 2019 10:10 AM NZST

Description

In a rock crevice.

Mixed native and exotic grassland.

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

emr_auckland

Date

May 2019

Description

Shell length approx 45cm.

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What

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Observer

emr_auckland

Date

June 2013

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What

British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs ssp. gengleri)

Observer

noahfenwick

Date

December 10, 2017 05:21 PM +14

Description

This little guy was really tame and was following me everywhere. Anyone know why?

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katemccombs

Date

February 18, 2019 11:25 AM NZDT

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john_marris

Date

December 22, 2018 11:13 AM +13

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What

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Observer

samhg

Date

August 18, 2018 10:51 AM NZST

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What

North Island Saddleback (Philesturnus rufusater)

Observer

samhg

Date

November 2018

Description

Banding can be seen on the legs of the bird on the right

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What

Stentor (Genus Stentor)

Observer

grahame

Date

July 16, 2018

Description

Natures saxophone complete with a note :)

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Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

July 12, 2018 10:19 AM NZST

Description

Freshly washed up, outgoing tide. Common along the strand line, small and large.

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What

Small-leaved Pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa)

Observer

fergus

Date

May 14, 2018 02:57 AM NZST

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What

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Observer

cheryl_bee_right

Date

May 4, 2018 09:59 AM NZST

Description

These beauties were growing under some low branches of a conifer tree. It has a white skirt.

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What

New Zealand Jasmine (Parsonsia capsularis)

Observer

johnskilton

Date

November 7, 2016 09:58 AM NZDT

Description

photo not sharp, growing amongst Sophora prostrata, fine leaves upto 50mm long

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What

Katipō (Latrodectus katipo)

Observer

arnim

Date

April 2018

Description

The most easterly seen on the day, just under 500m in from the dune front. No open sand east of this dune.

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Observer

sarah_richardson

Date

March 17, 2018 03:28 PM NZDT

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What

Southern Green Stink Bug (Nezara viridula)

Observer

caqalai

Date

March 25, 2018 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

A single specimen on Vicia sativa. Darker than the entity under this name on the Landcare key but otherwise looks close.

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What

Violet Sweep (Scorpis violacea)

Observer

albeer23

Date

March 6, 2018

Description

Huge school of Blue Mao Mao

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What

Spotty (Notolabrus celidotus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

March 25, 2018

Description

This one was checking us out on a reef dive

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What

Cook's Scorpionfish (Scorpaena cardinalis)

Observer

albeer23

Date

October 7, 2017 11:35 AM HST

Description

Fairly Common, Great Camoflage

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What

Northern Koura (Paranephrops planifrons)

Observer

albeer23

Date

May 19, 2017 05:56 PM HST

Description

Koura Plenty below 15 metres

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What

Strap Conger (Gnathophis habenatus)

Observer

albeer23

Date

March 25, 2018 03:40 AM HST

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What

Koheru (Decapterus koheru)

Observer

albeer23

Date

March 7, 2018 01:16 PM HST

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What

New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)

Observer

george_hobson

Date

February 13, 2018 10:14 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)

Observer

george_hobson

Date

January 13, 2018 04:15 PM NZDT

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What

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Observer

bwessling

Date

October 29, 2017 10:00 AM CDT

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What

Dusky Dolphin (Sagmatias obscurus)

Observer

bwessling

Date

November 1, 2017 09:41 PM CDT

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What

Northern Wattle Moth (Dasypodia cymatodes)

Observer

duncanmc42

Date

March 23, 2018 10:16 AM NZDT

Description

On pavers outside house in Richmond, Nelson. Only one seen.

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What

Western Weka (Gallirallus australis ssp. australis)

Observer

duncanmc42

Date

March 2018

Place

Nelson, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

At Third House on the Dun Mountain Trail. Frequently seen at this site.

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dianneclarke

Date

February 26, 2018 02:08 PM AEST

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What

Mahoe-stripper Moth (Feredayia graminosa)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

March 17, 2018 09:39 PM AEST

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What

New Zealand Mantis (Orthodera novaezealandiae)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

March 20, 2018 08:46 PM AEST

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What

North Island Tomtit (Petroica macrocephala ssp. toitoi)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

March 25, 2018 01:14 PM AEST

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What

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Observer

pgtips91

Date

March 17, 2018 01:52 PM NZDT

Description

Kereru feeding on berries atop a dying Cabbage tree.

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae)

Observer

penelopegillette

Date

October 15, 2017 07:25 PM +13

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

Observer

penelopegillette

Date

November 26, 2017 07:12 PM PST

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What

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Observer

sarahhubert

Date

March 4, 2018 03:59 PM CST

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john_barkla

Date

November 1, 2011 12:50 PM NZDT

Description

Rare in montane valley floor mossy wetland.

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What

Kowhai Moth (Uresiphita maorialis)

Observer

grahame

Date

Missing Date

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What

Migratory Locust (Locusta migratoria)

Observer

kennynz

Date

October 15, 2015

Place

Harris Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

A few around again.

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What

Giant Bully (Gobiomorphus gobioides)

Observer

kennynz

Date

March 8, 2018 11:41 AM NZDT

Description

Caught while monitoring for rudd (pest fish) using fyke net.

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What

Peacock Spiders (Genus Maratus)

Observer

ecoman

Date

February 13, 2016

Description

Immature Salticid ~6mm long.

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Observer

ecoman

Date

February 13, 2016

Description

1cm fly with striped abdomen and spotted wings

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What

Blue Damselfly (Austrolestes colensonis)

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

March 10, 2018 02:56 PM NZDT

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eadmitchell

Date

March 3, 2018 05:36 PM NZDT

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What

Hairy Seaweed Crab (Notomithrax ursus)

Observer

dan_ross

Date

March 4, 2018 12:25 PM NZDT

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What

Bog Pine (Halocarpus bidwillii)

Observer

rogerfrost

Date

April 1, 2014 05:46 PM NZDT

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What

Wineberry (Aristotelia serrata)

Observer

fergus

Date

November 5, 2017 11:59 AM NZDT

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What

Swallowtail Headshield Slug (Chelidonura hirundinina)

Observer

annikaandresen

Date

January 28, 2018

Description

Chelidonura hirundinina (the Swallow-tailed Headshield Slug)

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What

Long-spined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii)

Observer

annikaandresen

Date

February 21, 2018

Place

Ngaio Rock (Google, OSM)

Description

Very similar to a Black spiny urchin but had white spines with black tips with a very red center (similar to a Diadema palmari)

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mark2-nz

Date

February 24, 2018 01:58 PM NZDT

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What

Steelblue Lady Beetle (Halmus chalybeus)

Observer

prumnopytis

Date

February 23, 2018 06:06 PM NZDT

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What

Black Cockroach-hunter Wasp (Tachysphex nigerrimus)

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

February 18, 2018 03:15 PM NZDT

Description

Half a dozen native bees spent an afternoon digging holes in open grass on silica sand.

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What

Campbell Island Daisy (Pleurophyllum speciosum)

Observer

cathd

Date

February 2018

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Observer

cathd

Date

February 2018

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What

Viper's-Bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 18, 2018 09:39 AM NZDT

Description

Very common along roadside.

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What

Matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia)

Observer

grahame

Date

February 12, 2018

Description

First time Matai have produced berries at Travis.
This tree was planted in 2000

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What

Smooth Stick Insect (Clitarchus hookeri)

Observer

grahame

Date

February 17, 2018

Description

I think the id is correct ?

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What

Pittosporum Shield Bug (Monteithiella humeralis)

Observer

grahame

Date

February 18, 2018

Description

On P. tenuifolium

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What

Creeping Lawyer (Rubus parvus)

Observer

rogerfrost

Date

February 11, 2015 04:55 PM NZDT

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Observer

rogerfrost

Date

February 12, 2015 01:14 PM NZDT

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Observer

rogerfrost

Date

February 18, 2018 04:19 PM NZDT

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Observer

rogerfrost

Date

January 14, 2015 10:52 AM NZDT

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Observer

hjcjim

Date

February 2018

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What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

cbeard

Date

October 20, 2017 06:49 PM NZDT

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Observer

john_barkla

Date

February 2018

Description

Rare on old vehicle track through montane tussockland. About 25 plants present.

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What

True Crabs (Infraorder Brachyura)

Observer

rebflora

Date

July 27, 2017 05:24 PM HST

Description

Seen on rocks at beach

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Observer

rebflora

Date

December 16, 2017 01:43 PM HST

Description

These Grasshoppers were mating on Aciphylla aurea flower

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What

New Zealand Grassplant (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae)

Date

January 5, 2018

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What

Three-ribbed Arrowgrass (Triglochin striata)

Date

January 5, 2018