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What

Palpita Moths (Genus Palpita)

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harryfisheco

Date

June 6, 2022 06:56 PM NZST

Description

A species ID would be much appreciated!

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marleyii

Date

October 14, 2021 09:06 AM NZDT

Description

Growing on fallen tree.

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What

Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus)

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cparminter

Date

April 13, 2022 12:58 PM NZST

Description

At 503 Richmond Street, Thames, in front garden.

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What

Jewel Beetles (Family Buprestidae)

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jomackisack

Date

April 23, 2022 09:36 PM NZST

Description

Found in dead wood branch at base of Grapefruit tree. Melobasis sp. seen at tree previously.

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What

Tropical House Cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus)

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nhudson

Date

March 22, 2022 11:02 AM NZDT

Description

Found near dead indoors.

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greg_holwell

Date

December 8, 2021 12:15 PM NZDT

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mike68lusk

Date

November 17, 2018 04:03 PM NZDT

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carabidave

Date

December 2, 2021 01:30 PM HST

Description

12 mm, SLAM trap in semi urban garden

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dr_robert

Date

October 19, 2021

Description

Larva found feeding on Helichrysum lanceolatum, readily accepted Brachyglottis repanda in captivity and reared on this. Adult emerged 28 Nov 2021.

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What

June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)

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samwallace

Date

November 26, 2021 04:37 PM NZDT

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carabidave

Date

November 18, 2021 04:41 PM HST

Description

10-12 mm, SLAM trap semi rural garden

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darmozrac

Date

November 9, 2021 04:29 PM NZDT

Description

from Plagianthus flowers, less than 1cm long

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greg_holwell

Date

November 4, 2021 04:41 PM NZDT

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linds-nz

Date

April 2, 2021 06:20 PM NZDT
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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luca_dt

Date

October 27, 2021 12:38 PM NZDT

Description

Same species as previously observed.

Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

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luca_dt

Date

September 24, 2021 10:04 AM NZST

Description

~1.5cm long
This is the one similar to the short flatworm I mention in another observation.

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benjansss

Date

October 24, 2021 04:45 PM NZDT

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What

Mites (Subclass Acari)

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joedillon

Date

October 22, 2021 01:14 PM NZDT

Description

On Olearia paniculata

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fiestykakapo

Date

March 14, 2021 01:52 PM +13

Description

Appeared to come out of a shell tube.

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marleyii

Date

October 14, 2021 10:47 AM NZDT

Description

Rare on saltmarsh ribbonwood.

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What

Olive-green Coastal Katydid (Austrosalomona falcata)

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mike68lusk

Date

October 10, 2021 05:05 PM NZDT

Description

on a child's wrist. Pic Jo Lusk

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marleyii

Date

October 6, 2021 07:59 AM NZDT

Description

Never seen this in the city before - on fallen shrub in riparian forest.

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marleyii

Date

October 6, 2021 08:10 AM NZDT

Description

Terricolous on slippage on clay with Ditrichum difficile. Male and female plants present.

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glycymeris

Date

September 20, 2021 04:05 PM NZST

Description

Shell length approx. 2 mm.
Found under a basalt in the fast flowing part of Oakley Creek. This species was common in a small area but I doubt if this can be found anywhere in the creek even in a similar habitat.

The photos were originally taken on my finger and the background is edited. I have released the specimen after photographing.

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chrisc

Date

September 1, 2021 12:12 PM NZST

Description

This looper caterpillar was included, without realising it the time, in a photo of a Gum Leaf Skeletoniser caterpillar (Uraba lugens) posted as a separate observation prior to this one - see photo 2.
Approx 2.0 cm in length.
Feeding on gum tree (see photos 3 & 4).

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Date

September 4, 2021 08:55 AM NZST

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fiestykakapo

Date

July 20, 2021 09:50 AM NZST

Description

Really beautiful flatworm. Under a rock.
@stephen_thorpe @clinton @predomalpha Any ideas on this beauty?

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What

Te Aroha Stag Beetle (Geodorcus auriculatus)

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danilo_hegg

Date

November 1, 2020 10:44 PM NZDT

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What

Common Sawflies (Family Tenthredinidae)

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bythepark

Date

July 14, 2020 09:16 AM NZST

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What

Parasitic Hyperiid Amphipod (Phronima sedentaria)

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slsfish

Date

June 14, 2021 11:33 AM UTC

Description

Inside see through casing. Alive. Many of them scattered throughout beach. Some just had eggs inside them. Open from both ends.

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grey

Date

June 10, 2021 03:10 PM NZST

Description

Dozens of these larvae(?) were found under a large plant pot sitting on a tree stump covered with what appeared to be a black mould-type fungus. Up to 5 mm in length.

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jeanro

Date

May 1, 2021 10:42 PM +11

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What

Shield Bugs (Family Acanthosomatidae)

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jacobl

Date

January 19, 2021 01:06 PM NZDT

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What

Flax Ladybird (Hoangus venustus)

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scott_bartlam

Date

April 7, 2021 02:59 PM NZST

Description

In a carex geminata sedge land.

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tutukiwi

Date

March 2021

Description

Size of square image is 24 mm x 24 mm, i.e. 1:1.

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grey

Date

March 12, 2021 04:32 PM NZDT

Description

Found on an agapanthus plant.

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foodforestnz

Date

February 18, 2021 02:56 PM +13

Description

2 individuals one smaller than the other a few metres from previous sightings. Also have video and two higher resolution pics. Approx. 10mm long.

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What

Soft Scales (Family Coccidae)

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nzlichen

Date

February 18, 2021

Description

Scale insects on a fig tree (edible fig).

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nhudson

Date

December 12, 2020 11:25 AM NZDT

Description

Attracted to light, 40w Actinic (Heath Trap). 11-12 December 2020. First NZ specimen (male). Find registered with MPI and ID confirmed by DNA barcode.

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predomalpha

Date

January 31, 2021 04:35 PM NZDT

Description

Small, 4mm long. The limpet is a baby. Last photo is in situ.

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schneehagen

Date

January 13, 2021 10:17 PM NZDT

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What

Eastern Sycamore Lace Bug (Corythucha ciliata)

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juan_arteaga

Date

January 11, 2021 01:41 PM +13

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melissa_griffin

Date

January 10, 2021 03:50 PM +13

Place

St Arnaud (Google, OSM)

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fairyeagle

Date

January 6, 2021 09:59 AM +13

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antkusabs

Date

December 31, 2020 05:34 PM +13

Description

Vine with tendrils

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What

Chenopod Casebearer (Coleophora versurella)

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predomalpha

Date

December 2, 2020 10:31 PM NZDT

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What

Black Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum nigrum)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

November 26, 2020 01:53 PM NZDT

Description

lots of wild seedlings! there were two large adults in different places, one growing in amoungst another species of vine and appears to have possibly arrived with it by accident!? and the other a smaller adult about 20m away coming out from under an old estatablished chocolate vine on a fence, it definitely looks wild and probably is a progeny of the other adult. :o there are also about half a dozen smaller adults also flowering. the botanic gardens plant lady didn't know what it is and said they didn't plant it! adult pics attached.

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What

Flatworms (Phylum Platyhelminthes)

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predomalpha

Date

November 14, 2020 04:24 PM NZDT

Description

@stephen_thorpe @clinton

Under rocks at low tide.

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bikingbirder

Date

December 24, 2012 12:00 PM NZDT

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What

Kamahi Bark Scribbler (Xanadoses nielseni)

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dr_robert

Date

November 20, 2020 07:55 AM NZDT

Description

Resting on Melicytus leaf at 7.55 am.

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dr_robert

Date

November 20, 2020 07:48 AM NZDT

Description

Resting on the underside of a Melicytus leaf in the early morning. Others observed the previous evening at 6.35 to 6.40 pm, flying.

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dr_robert

Date

November 19, 2020 03:53 PM NZDT

Description

This is an unnamed species of Amphixystis, easily distinguished from A. hapsimacha by its black coloration. This one disturbed from vicinity of nikau.

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predomalpha

Date

November 15, 2020 01:34 PM NZDT

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What

Northern Acrocirrus (Acrocirrus st)

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fiestykakapo

Date

November 15, 2020 01:45 PM +13

Description

Started bleeding?

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fiestykakapo

Date

November 15, 2020 02:05 PM +13

Description

Under a rock in a intertidal pool.

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vaughan_turner

Date

October 27, 2020 09:08 AM +13

Description

Found it on my finger after a stream crossing in Whirinaki FP.

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What

Scarabs (Family Scarabaeidae)

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ian4

Date

November 12, 1997 01:29 PM NZDT

Description

large and noisy, shot from video footage hence the quality

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edinatw

Date

October 24, 2020 08:10 PM +13

Description

On pohutukawa trunk

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What

Tanaids (Order Tanaidacea)

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predomalpha

Date

October 18, 2020 12:28 PM NZDT

Description

Kelp holdfast.

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What

Cotton Leaf Roller (Haritalodes derogata)

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lilcashew

Date

October 16, 2020 02:51 PM +13

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virginiaen

Date

October 16, 2020 12:14 PM +13

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dwilson

Date

August 16, 2015

Description

Orange ribbon worm under boulder, intertidal zone (parallel lines on bottom of container 3mm apart).

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tangatawhenua

Date

June 5, 2016

Description

Another type of flatworm lurking in the low intertidal zone under a rock.

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What

Acotylean Flatworms (Suborder Acotylea)

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predomalpha

Date

June 16, 2019 04:52 AM NZST

Description

Found while sieving through mud at low tide under the Cornwallis Wharf

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What

Ribbon Worms (Phylum Nemertea)

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predomalpha

Date

July 31, 2020 02:51 AM NZST

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predomalpha

Date

August 23, 2020 08:28 PM NZST

Description

On low tidal sand/mud.

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predomalpha

Date

May 6, 2020 04:04 AM NZST

Description

Found alive in a dead scallop.

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What

Gall Wasps and Allies (Superfamily Cynipoidea)

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bythepark

Date

September 18, 2020 01:05 PM NZST

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What

Podocarps (Genus Podocarpus)

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bevan2

Date

September 4, 2020 12:21 PM NZST

Description

Possibly.

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hannahnoley

Date

February 24, 2020 03:00 PM +13

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jo_poulton

Date

January 24, 2020 03:50 PM NZDT

Description

Emerged from wild caught Nezara viridula

Plants

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What

Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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foodforestnz

Date

February 13, 2020 10:47 AM +13

Description

Cultivated in Blenheim park.

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joycey07

Date

December 30, 2019 11:50 AM +13

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What

Lotuses (Genus Nelumbo)

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nick_goldwater

Date

December 27, 2019 01:43 PM +13

Description

Large leaves, at least 20 cm diameter. Growing locally with taro. Hydrocotyle or lotus?

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What

Cotton Leaf Roller (Haritalodes derogata)

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pjd1

Date

December 25, 2019 11:15 AM NZDT

Description

Adult. Accidentally clobbered by son who found it crawling out of freshly harvested parsley (Petroselinum crispum) and assumed it was a pest.

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What

Cotton Leaf Roller (Haritalodes derogata)

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henriettaanne

Date

October 29, 2019 10:13 AM +13

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What

Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)

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bythepark

Date

October 4, 2019 01:25 PM +13

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What

Sticky Wattle (Acacia viscidula)

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tom59

Date

September 27, 2019 10:37 AM NZST

Description

Floribunda?

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danilo_hegg

Date

December 8, 2018 10:39 AM NZDT

Description

A small stag beetle, at 1170m of elevation in alpine environment on Buckland Peaks.
I am not able to match it with any of the descriptions in Holloway (2007), Fauna of NZ 61

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What

Yellow Himalayan Raspberry (Rubus ellipticus)

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harshi

Date

August 7, 2018 01:50 PM NZST

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Date

March 7, 2019 02:30 PM +13

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What

Rove Beetles (Family Staphylinidae)

Date

March 7, 2019 02:02 PM +13

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What

Overgrowing Tunicates (Family Didemnidae)

Observer

beaumasters

Date

June 18, 2019 12:45 PM HST

Description

Here is an obs by @tangatawhenua of the same species
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/4452199
I have not seen/noticed these around Auckland before

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What

Spurred Helmet Orchid (Corybas cheesemanii)

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marleyii

Date

June 17, 2019 10:42 AM NZST

Description

One plants seen in Kanuka forest

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What

Hooded Rosette Lichen (Physcia adscendens)

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marleyii

Date

May 30, 2019 01:50 PM NZST

Description

Seen on tulip tree on urban street

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marleyii

Date

May 26, 2019 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Common on rocky cliffs

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What

Pagoda Fungus (Podoserpula pusio)

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bevan

Date

May 25, 2019 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Growing on soil in extremely rotten old wood

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jacqui-nz

Date

March 18, 2019 04:17 PM NZDT

Description

Several on a poroporo (Solanum) in a native bush reserve.

Poroporo obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21542310

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Date

February 11, 2019 11:40 PM +13

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john_early

Date

February 11, 2019

Description

In suburban garden. Specimen is in Auckland Museum collection AMNZ135272

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shaun_thompson

Date

February 23, 2019 12:25 PM NZDT
Insects

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What

Insects (Class Insecta)

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jefffryett

Date

February 10, 2019 04:37 PM NZDT

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What

Olive-green Coastal Katydid (Austrosalomona falcata)

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marshy

Date

January 29, 2019 06:33 AM NZDT

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 15, 2019 11:07 AM NZDT

Description

no clue what this is. Small insect.

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What

Tuberous Hawk's-Beard (Aetheorhiza bulbosa)

Date

September 10, 2018

Description

Growing in sand dune and also in sand further inland

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mathiasm

Date

January 10, 2019 09:19 PM NZDT

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What

Fungus Moths, Clothes Moths, & Allies (Family Tineidae)

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aniste

Date

February 17, 2017 05:10 PM +13

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What

Horse and Deer Flies (Family Tabanidae)

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peter93

Date

January 8, 2019 05:57 PM +13

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mike68lusk

Date

December 23, 2018 12:40 PM NZDT

Description

common in wetland