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Tropical Horseweed Erigeron sumatrensis

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arnim

Date

January 16, 2021 06:59 AM NZDT
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Tropical Horseweed - Photo (c) Tig, all rights reserved
arnim's ID: Tropical Horseweed (Erigeron sumatrensis)
Posted by arnim 9 minutes ago (Flag)
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a well established weed

Posted by arnim 4 minutes ago (Flag)
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NAME
Senecio glaucophyllus Cheeseman

PARENT

BIOSTATUS
Endemic, present in the wild

DISTRIBUTION
northwest Nelson

HABITAT
Terrestrial

REFERENCES
Liew, C.-S. et al. 2021: Taxonomic realignment of Senecio glaucophyllus (Asteraceae; Senecioneae) necessitates a new name for a widespread New Zealand species. New Zealand journal of botany, DOI

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Drugstore Beetle Stegobium paniceum

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robcruickshank

Date

January 20, 2021 04:48 PM +13

Description

Anobium punctatum? Found crawling on a desk inside Tūranga library.

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Beetles - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
robcruickshank's ID: Beetles (Order Coleoptera)
Posted by robcruickshank 1 day ago (Flag)
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Either Stegobium paniceum or Lasioderma serricorne.

Posted by stephen_thorpe about 24 hours ago (Flag)
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@stephen_thorpe Thank you for the ID. Is there a way to separate those two species? Neither has been recorded on iNaturalistNZ in Canterbury before. I still have the specimen. I don't have it in front of me now, but from memory, it's between 1 and 2 mm long. I should be able to measure it more accurately and look for other diagnostic characters later today.

Posted by robcruickshank about 8 hours ago (Flag)
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You need to examine the antennae, which they tend to tuck away behind the head. Stegobium has a distinct 3-segmented antennal club, whereas Lasioderma has a more uniformly serrated antenna.

Posted by stephen_thorpe about 8 hours ago (Flag)
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@stephen_thorpe I've added a picture with a clearer view of an antenna. This is Stegobium, right?

Posted by robcruickshank about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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Hmm, depends on if that antenna is entire or broken. How many segments before the 3 big triangular ones?

Posted by stephen_thorpe about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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Drugstore Beetle - Photo (c) Christophe Quintin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
stephen_thorpe's ID: Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)
Posted by stephen_thorpe 20 minutes ago (Flag)
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Drugstore Beetle - Photo (c) Christophe Quintin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
robcruickshank's ID: Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)
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@stephen_thorpe Thank you for your help with this!

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All good

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Water-lily Family Family Nymphaeaceae

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belstudholme

Date

January 21, 2021 04:20 PM +13

Description

Distinctive brownish hairs around ventral midvein in a v form

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Water-lily Family - Photo (c) Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
belstudholme's ID: Water-lily Family (Family Nymphaeaceae)
Posted by belstudholme about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Location on map is wrong! I know that area. Please fix!

Posted by stephen_thorpe 34 minutes ago (Flag)
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Insects Class Insecta

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lilycastle

Date

January 21, 2021 12:33 PM +13
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Insects - Photo (c) José Manuel Carreón Silva, all rights reserved
lilycastle's ID: Insects (Class Insecta)
Posted by lilycastle about 5 hours ago (Flag)
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Looks like a spider's refuge web.

Posted by russellclarke 36 minutes ago (Flag)

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

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judy_orange

Date

January 11, 2021 01:37 PM +13

Description

Beautiful red grasshopper 🦗

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Posted by sdjbrown 6 days ago (Flag)
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There are some interesting colour variants in this species suffused with reds and yellows as well as the more common deep green

Posted by strewick about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Green Mistletoe Ileostylus micranthus

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john_barkla

Date

January 21, 2021 01:30 PM +13

Description

Hemiparasitic on Olearia

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Green Mistletoe - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
john_barkla's ID: Green Mistletoe (Ileostylus micranthus)
Posted by john_barkla about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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Green Mistletoe - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dave_holland's ID: Green Mistletoe (Ileostylus micranthus)
Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Green Mistletoe - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
butterfly4's ID: Green Mistletoe (Ileostylus micranthus)
Posted by butterfly4 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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and showing abundant feeding on its chewed leaves of the two Threatened geometrid moths that specialise on its foliage: Declana griseata and Tatosoma agrionata. Both moths have excellent populations in Woodhaugh Gardens and other parts of north end of Dunedin City

Posted by butterfly4 about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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ryan_nz

Date

January 3, 2021 08:55 PM +13
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Carpet Moths - Photo (c) Alexey, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
ryan_nz's ID: Carpet Moths (Subfamily Larentiinae)
Posted by ryan_nz about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Interesting. The wing pattern looks like Hydriomena rixata, although the colour has faded and the lack of wing fringes makes the wing look more scalloped than it usually would.

Posted by possumsend about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Thanks for your comment!
I'm pleased you say that as I had wondered H. rixata after seeing an observation of one a couple of weeks back, but when I compared today didn't quite look right. Your explanation about the wing fringes could explain that however.

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Hydriomena rixata - Photo (c) Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., some rights reserved (CC BY)
butterfly4's ID: Hydriomena rixata, a member of Carpet Moths (Subfamily Larentiinae)

a worn example of this distinct species

Posted by butterfly4 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Hydriomena rixata - Photo (c) Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., some rights reserved (CC BY)
ryan_nz's ID: Hydriomena rixata, a member of Carpet Moths (Subfamily Larentiinae)
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Thank you both!

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What

Willow-leaved Hakea Hakea salicifolia

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willtodhunter

Date

January 20, 2021 11:19 AM +13
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Willow-leaved Hakea - Photo (c) James Gaither, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mark_smale's ID: Willow-leaved Hakea (Hakea salicifolia)

Terrible weed.

Posted by mark_smale about 21 hours ago (Flag)
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Posted by willtodhunter about 6 hours ago (Flag)
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Sad to see in Abel Tasman national park

Posted by willtodhunter about 6 hours ago (Flag)
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Loves poor soils, as found in ATNP.

Posted by mark_smale about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Kowhai Moth Uresiphita maorialis

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geoffhenderson

Date

January 21, 2021 10:09 AM +13

Description

Abundant. Actively feeding on Selliera and Samolus flowers in the saltmarsh along with lots of honey bees.

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Kowhai Moth - Photo (c) Dianne, all rights reserved
geoffhenderson's ID: Kowhai Moth (Uresiphita maorialis)
Posted by geoffhenderson about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Kowhai Moth - Photo (c) Dianne, all rights reserved
butterfly4's ID: Kowhai Moth (Uresiphita maorialis)
Posted by butterfly4 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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interesting behavior in a saltmarsh habitat; I imagine larval hostplants of kowhai, gorse or tree lupin were present closeby.
It is a diurnal indigenous moth with colourful conspicuous caterpillars on kowhai and some exotic pea family species

Posted by butterfly4 about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Yes, there is tree lupin & gorse nearby as well as some Kowhai likely in gardens not too far away either. They may just have been drawn to the food source, as were the honey bees - the Samolus is flowering profusely over a large area, with some Selliera as well.

Posted by geoffhenderson about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Australian Fireweed Senecio bipinnatisectus

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barbaraparris

Date

January 20, 2021 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

Stem glabrous.

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Australian Fireweed - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
barbaraparris's ID: Australian Fireweed (Senecio bipinnatisectus)
Posted by barbaraparris about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Australian Fireweed - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
mark_smale's ID: Australian Fireweed (Senecio bipinnatisectus)
Posted by mark_smale about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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A harmless plant.

Posted by mark_smale about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Wrinkled Club Fungus Clavulina rugosa

Observer

ottoh

Date

January 21, 2021 07:05 AM NZDT
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Wrinkled Club Fungus - Photo (c) Tomás  Mazón, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
ottoh's ID: Wrinkled Club Fungus (Clavulina rugosa)
Posted by ottoh about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Ectomycorrhizal species. What trees around?

Posted by cooperj about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Wrinkled Club Fungus - Photo (c) Tomás  Mazón, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
cooperj's ID: Wrinkled Club Fungus (Clavulina rugosa)
Posted by cooperj about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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ok - I see pine needles

Posted by cooperj about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Sorry, yes should have said. Mixed exotics including, redwoods, larch, Douglas fir and pine.

Posted by ottoh about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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bellaburgess

Date

January 20, 2021 03:03 PM +13

Description

Appear to be growing out of soil under native grass.

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Posted by bellaburgess about 9 hours ago (Flag)
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Sclerotinia - Photo (c) Lila Higgins, all rights reserved
cooperj's ID: Genus Sclerotinia, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)

It would have been growing from dead stem of a plant. It could easily be the Ranunculus repens in the photo, although I'm not aware of any records of a Sclerotinia species with R. repens. These things tend to be host specific. What other plants were around? Any other Ranunculus species? Juncus?

These are the fruitbodies of a fungus that produces the common 'botrytis' mold on many things.

Posted by cooperj about 6 hours ago (Flag)
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Sclerotinia - Photo (c) Lila Higgins, all rights reserved
bellaburgess's ID: Genus Sclerotinia, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Posted by bellaburgess about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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That's really interesting to know! There was buttercup nearby, which I think is Ranunculaceae?

Posted by bellaburgess about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Yes you have buttercup (Ranunculus repens) in the photo, but also what could be decaying rush (Juncus) stems. Both buttercups (some of them) and rushes each have their own species of Sclerotinia. So, we will just leave this as Sclerotinia. To identify many fungi you need to note, and identify, associated plants.

Posted by cooperj about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Camel Crickets, Cave Crickets, and Cave Weta Family Rhaphidophoridae

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sophw

Date

January 21, 2021 01:22 PM +13
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Ignore the blue spray paint on him/her

Posted by sophw about 1 hour ago (Flag)
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Passerines Order Passeriformes

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amybalkin

Date

January 21, 2021 02:45 PM +13

Description

Nest

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Birds - Photo (c) Kenny P., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
amybalkin's ID: Birds (Class Aves)
Posted by amybalkin about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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Perching Birds - Photo (c) Mark Watson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
skipperdogman's ID: Passerines (Order Passeriformes)
Posted by skipperdogman about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Blackbird or House Sparrow

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Banded Rail Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis

Observer

dan686

Date

January 21, 2021 11:55 AM +13

Description

A small weka??? At kakamatua.

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Kapiti Island Hybrid Weka - Photo no rights reserved
dan686's ID: Kapiti Island Hybrid Weka (Gallirallus australis australis x australis greyi)
Posted by dan686 about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Btw I mat is obscuring the observation

Posted by dan686 about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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New Zealand Buff-banded Rail - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
sdjbrown's ID: Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)

I suspect more likely. A similar pattern on the flight feathers can be seen in this observation: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/39071673

Posted by sdjbrown about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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@sdjbrown I don’t think the throat/neck plumage fits. Also I did find a paper that showed some releases they did in huia in the 1970’s here it is: https://www.notornis.osnz.org.nz/system/files/Notornis_37_1_45.pdf

Posted by dan686 about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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However the last one was seen in 1985

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New Zealand Buff-banded Rail - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
intyrely_eco's ID: Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)
Posted by intyrely_eco about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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For it to be a weka this would be the first in a long while for the area, much much smaller than usual, and unusually coloured. This is the size of a banded rail with plumage resembling one, in a location that many have been recorded.

Posted by intyrely_eco about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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The head and neck plumage is pretty bedraggled, which changes its appearance substantially.

Posted by sdjbrown about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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The specimen is still there as far as I know. If it was a weka it would make it the first weka sighted in the area since 1985. Which would be amazing and I know the much more likely option would be the rail but to me the plumage doesn’t really fit either of the options. Which makes me think that a isolated population could have changed its plumage to fit the area maybe???

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Mate populations don't change phenotypes anywhere near that quickly. This would be the tiniest weka and had adapted to extremely closely resemble a banded rail. Occam's Razor says it is more likely to be the bird it is the size, plumage and modern habitat of, which is banded rail.
@skipperdogman @lloyd_esler

Posted by intyrely_eco about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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New Zealand Buff-banded Rail - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
dan686's ID: Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)
Posted by dan686 about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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New Zealand Buff-banded Rail - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
skipperdogman's ID: Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)
Posted by skipperdogman about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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You can more clearly see the flight feathers in this photo
http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/sites/all/files/1200309Banded%20rail%203.jpg

Posted by skipperdogman about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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New Zealand Buff-banded Rail - Photo (c) Alan, all rights reserved
lloyd_esler's ID: Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)
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Magpie Moth Nyctemera annulata

Observer

adam143

Date

January 21, 2021 02:58 PM +13
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New Zealand Magpie Moth - Photo (c) grahame, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Grahame
adam143's ID: Magpie Moth (Nyctemera annulata)
Posted by adam143 about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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New Zealand Magpie Moth - Photo (c) grahame, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Grahame
dave_holland's ID: Magpie Moth (Nyctemera annulata)
Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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No horns

Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Tree Philodendron Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum

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abbeypruden

Date

January 9, 2021 02:09 PM +13
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Tree Philodendron - Photo (c) Marco Pellegrini, all rights reserved
dave_holland's ID: Tree Philodendron (Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum)

Me thinks?

Posted by dave_holland about 22 hours ago (Flag)
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I'd agree, though is this in a garden @abbeypruden?

Posted by hfb about 6 hours ago (Flag)
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We've found that wild in places.

Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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I'm not surprised climate-wise, more just that there weren't more records of it on the North Island yet

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Krauss's Spikemoss Selaginella kraussiana

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pamecomatters

Date

January 19, 2021 12:52 PM +13
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Krauss's Clubmoss - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
pamecomatters's ID: Krauss's Spikemoss (Selaginella kraussiana)
Posted by pamecomatters about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Krauss's Clubmoss - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
john_barkla's ID: Krauss's Spikemoss (Selaginella kraussiana)
Posted by john_barkla about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Krauss's Clubmoss - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dave_holland's ID: Krauss's Spikemoss (Selaginella kraussiana)
Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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👍

Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Human Homo sapiens

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stoph

Date

May 14, 2018 03:57 PM NZST
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stoph's ID: Genus Kristotomus, a member of Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)
Posted by stoph over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Human - Photo no rights reserved
jonathan142's ID: Human (Homo sapiens)

No evidence of an ichneumonid, and I'm currently not seeing any range data for that genus including New Zealand.

Posted by jonathan142 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Human - Photo no rights reserved
bouteloua's ID: Human (Homo sapiens)
Posted by bouteloua 3 months ago (Flag)
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Human - Photo no rights reserved
philodendronjoe's ID: Human (Homo sapiens)
Posted by philodendronjoe about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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@dave_holland we have Ichneumonid wasps dont we?

I assume this was a record of an observation that the camera failed to capture...@stoph?

Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Yea we do but not in that pic

Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Cherry Laurel Prunus laurocerasus

Observer

bylsand

Date

December 24, 2020 07:44 AM +13
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Well it's not Coprosma... Hard to make IDs on this sort of pic.

Posted by dave_holland 28 days ago (Flag)
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Map location "Indian Ocean" could do with improvement!

Posted by stephen_thorpe 28 days ago (Flag)
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If uv been to Cape foulwind ull know that is an improvement 😝

Posted by dave_holland 28 days ago (Flag)
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Cherry Laurel - Photo (c) Mathieu Gilbert, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bylsand's ID: Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
Posted by bylsand about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Maybe

Posted by bylsand about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Nah

Posted by dave_holland about 2 hours ago (Flag)

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

flynnbj

Date

December 12, 2020 09:27 AM +11
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Insects - Photo (c) José Manuel Carreón Silva, all rights reserved
lisa_bennett's ID: Insects (Class Insecta)

Cicada?

Posted by lisa_bennett about 15 hours ago (Flag)
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Not sure, I saw something similar in Field Naturalists of Victoria indicating it may be the pupal case of large Rain Moth, Cossid Moth or Swift (Hepialid) Moth or from the Moth genus Abantiades where the grub lives and pupates underground, then emerges as very large moth in rainy conditions.

Posted by flynnbj about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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That would make sense!

Posted by lisa_bennett about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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Butterflies and Moths - Photo (c) Richard Droker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
flynnbj's ID: Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)
Posted by flynnbj about 1 hour ago (Flag)

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Banded Mottlegill Panaeolus cinctulus

Observer

mycelle

Date

January 18, 2021 05:41 PM +13

Description

Hard to tell because they're so small but seem to be cinctulus. Dung will be in the soil it was a horse paddock.

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Banded Mottlegill - Photo (c) Petri Roponen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
mycelle's ID: Banded Mottlegill (Panaeolus cinctulus)
Posted by mycelle about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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bit immature.
Probable given the beginnings of the zonation.

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morere-spiders

Date

January 6, 2021 11:01 AM +13
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Posted by morere-spiders 15 days ago (Flag)
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Shelf Fungi - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY)
petragloyn's ID: Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Very interesting. Are you able to get a photo with the leaves cleared away to see the stipe better?

Posted by petragloyn 13 days ago (Flag)
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Sorry. Just a photo taken in passing. On a doc track!

Posted by morere-spiders 10 days ago (Flag)
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A pity. Are you going back there?

Posted by petragloyn 10 days ago (Flag)
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Amauroderma - Photo (c) Ian Dodd, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
petragloyn's ID: Genus Amauroderma, a member of Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)

This is what I think it might be - pileus circular, stipe central and by the look of itconcolorous with the pileus, white pore surface, growing possibly from roots. A. calcigenum is present in NZ according to NZFungi2, but we have no photos and no collections, and the pore surface here is a different colour from descriptions I've read. If it could be collected that would be fantastic. If not more photos would be great and whether the pore surface bruises to the touch. Also size of fruiting body and pores per mm.

Posted by petragloyn 10 days ago (Flag)
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I’ll go back for a walk in a few days. Will let you know if I find it again. I found it in Morere DOC reserve, On the Nikau Loop track. (I live just across the road). I’m finding that it’s a pretty unexplored area of the country, even with the Reserve just there. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/east-coast/places/morere-area/things-to-do/nikau-loop-track/

Posted by morere-spiders 10 days ago (Flag)
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Do you have a DOC permit? If so I could collect it on your behalf if you like, if that’s allowed...

Posted by morere-spiders 10 days ago (Flag)
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No, I don't have a DOC permit. I usually only collect something that's interesting like this or operate under our FUNNZ permit. Permits though are specific to a given area rather than nationwide. Gisborne is one of the areas FUNNZ hasn't been to. Maybe we should consider it.

Posted by petragloyn 9 days ago (Flag)
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Sorry I didn't get back to take more pics. Life got away on me. There're some quite unusual invertebrates here, I wouldn't be surprised if the fungi were unique too. Might have something to do with it being a rainforest, and the limited taxonomic attention things get out on the east coast. Lots of cool places to stay nearby too.

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mycelle

Date

January 17, 2021 12:20 PM +13

Description

In grass near pine gum and oak.

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Posted by mycelle 3 days ago (Flag)
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Not familiar, unless just an over-mature M. oreades

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Posted by mycelle about 2 hours ago (Flag)
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It could be, I have seen a few lately that look similar but not quite.. Unfamiliar area for me.

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What

Dicots [Paraphyletic] Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

morere-spiders

Date

March 28, 2020 05:46 PM +13
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Flowering Plants - Photo (c) lauriesibley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dave_holland's ID: Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

Something ausi me thinks

Posted by dave_holland 10 months ago (Flag)
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Firewheel Tree - Photo (c) tjeerd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
jon_sullivan's ID: Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)
Posted by jon_sullivan 10 months ago (Flag)
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Based on the leaves and whorls of flower buds, I expect it's a firewheel tree. Let us know what it looks like when those flowers open.

Posted by jon_sullivan 10 months ago (Flag)
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Firewheel Tree - Photo (c) tjeerd, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cparminter's ID: Firewheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus)
Posted by cparminter 1 day ago (Flag)
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@jon_sullivan I've finally added a flowering picture... unfortunately it was too high up for a good pic.

Posted by morere-spiders about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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Myrtle Rust Austropuccinia psidii

Observer

andrea4042016

Date

January 17, 2021

Description

The complete front hedge of around 60 trees and one tree in the garden is suffering from Myrtle Rust. The local garden told me to contact MPI. But the website directed me here.

I need advice what to do as I live in the middle of the Waitkere Rangers

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Myrtle Rust - Photo (c) Fern Brand, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
andrea4042016's ID: Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)
Posted by andrea4042016 4 days ago (Flag)
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Myrtle Rust - Photo (c) Fern Brand, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
murray_dawson's ID: Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)
Posted by murray_dawson 4 days ago (Flag)
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You are right: the recommendations are to post MR observations here on iNat to monitor spread in NZ. There is a product sold at https://www.kiwicare.co.nz/problem/myrtle-rust/ but I really don't know if that provides an effective solution.

Posted by murray_dawson 4 days ago (Flag)
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Myrtle Rust - Photo (c) Fern Brand, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cooperj's ID: Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)
Posted by cooperj 4 days ago (Flag)
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Hi thanks for posting pictures of all that nasty myrtle rust. Unfortunately your plants will be acting as a source of inoculum that could infect our native species in the Waitakere Ranges. For information about the ideal way to remove the plants, see here:
https://www.myrtlerust.org.nz/assets/Uploads/How-to-remove-infected-myrtle-plants-and-safely-dispose-of-the-waste.pdf

Posted by reneejohansen about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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What

Creeping Willowherb Epilobium nummulariifolium

Observer

oaag1993

Date

December 18, 2020 05:53 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in boggy clearings.

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Willowherbs - Photo (c) Salomé, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
oaag1993's ID: Willowherbs (Genus Epilobium)
Posted by oaag1993 16 days ago (Flag)
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Epilobium nummularifolium possibly. A photo showing seed capsules would be helpful for ID purposes.

Posted by david_lyttle 16 days ago (Flag)
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Creeping Willowherb - Photo (c) Frances, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rowan_hindmarsh_walls's ID: Creeping Willowherb (Epilobium nummulariifolium)

I think? It doesn't look quite hairy enough for E. insulare, but could be that

Posted by rowan_hindmarsh_w... about 19 hours ago (Flag)
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Creeping Willowherb - Photo (c) Frances, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
oaag1993's ID: Creeping Willowherb (Epilobium nummulariifolium)
Posted by oaag1993 about 3 hours ago (Flag)
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Thanks guys.

Posted by oaag1993 about 3 hours ago (Flag)

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What

Twiggy Coprosma Coprosma rhamnoides

Date

June 29, 2019 04:57 PM NZST

Description

small-leaved

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Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... about 19 hours ago (Flag)
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Twiggy Coprosma - Photo (c) Nick Saville, all rights reserved
johnvandenhoeven's ID: Twiggy Coprosma (Coprosma rhamnoides)
Posted by johnvandenhoeven about 12 hours ago (Flag)
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Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... about 4 hours ago (Flag)
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Thanks Jon, I thought it probably was.

Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... about 4 hours ago (Flag)

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What

Hairy-legs Groundsel Senecio esleri

Date

April 20, 2019 03:03 PM NZST

Description

stem got accidentally broken a couple of weeks ago, perhaps by whoever brought and left here some exotic plants in pots.

Despite having been left leafless, it has grown new shoots.

Provenance of this and one other planted specimen (the 2nd did not survive):
https://inaturalist.nz/observations?project_id=30375&taxon_id=405985&place_id=any&verifiable=any

Their origin:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations?place_id=any&project_id=domain-rd-eskdale-forest-margin-glenfield&subview=grid&taxon_id=405985&verifiable=any

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Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by mark_smale almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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This one has been IDd already Mark, I should have added a link. Will do asap. It is planted here, a seedling collected from under a specimen in Eskdale Reserve Domain Rd margin, (c.200m from here) and id'd by Jon and esler

Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by mark_smale almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by jon_sullivan about 20 hours ago (Flag)
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Thanks Jon.

Posted by mark_smale about 9 hours ago (Flag)
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Thanks both. Dozens of these here now, and not bad survivors of drought on the ridgetop either. Seed blowing into surrounding revegetation sites now.

Posted by kaipatiki_naturew... about 4 hours ago (Flag)