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What

Pyrosomes (Order Pyrosomatida)

Observer

iansfinds

Date

March 9, 2021 03:30 PM +13

Description

Unusual tube like structures moving in the sea water.

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What

Banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis ssp. assimilis)

Observer

iansfinds

Date

March 2020

Description

Single bird wading in tidal stream. Didn't want to be seen.

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What

New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)

Observer

iansfinds

Date

March 25, 2020 01:43 PM NZDT

Description

Family of Scaup, one adult and six young birds.

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What

Blue Damselfly (Austrolestes colensonis)

Observer

iansfinds

Date

January 29, 2019 09:31 AM NZDT

Description

Blue Damselfly seen in wetland.

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Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

October 1, 2017 11:18 PM NZDT

Description

In a rather bizarre encounter, these two spiders were copulating only a few cm away from two stick insects (Tectarchus spp.), also copulating (See second image).

Follow this link for an observation about the stick insects:
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/8408850

The spiders chose a vertical 69 position, the male with his back against the tree trunk, both spiders hanging off silk strands.

According to Cor Vink's "Spiders of New Zealand", H. maoricus is the only species of Hypodrassodes found in the South Island.

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Observer

sarah_richardson

Date

February 11, 2011

Description

Luminous blue flatworm on a tarn margin on Sphagnum.

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Observer

bill-nz

Date

June 6, 2016

Description

Often mimics Ramarama (Lophomyrtus bullata) in this locality. However, the flowers give it away.

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Observer

dianne49

Date

August 28, 2016 02:24 PM NZST

Description

Tiny possible puffball type fungi.

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What

Raukaua Leaf Miner Moth (Eumetriochroa panacivermiforma)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

August 16, 2006

Description

Leaf miner collected to photograph through a dissecting microscope from Kelly's Creek, munching its way elegantly through a leaf of Raukaua simplex.

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What

Pit Weevils (Genus Psepholax)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 26, 2014

Description

On seat at top of No. 1 Line track. Distinctive toothed ridges on elytra (most easily viewed in second photo).

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What

European Harvestman (Phalangium opilio)

Observer

bcj

Date

November 30, 2015 03:29 PM +13

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What

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Observer

speedymitch

Date

May 7, 2015

Description

This is a sparrow found outside lincoln New World New Zealand. The this is it has a seriously large beak and i dont think its natural for them to have this however it looks like it is healthy and well and i have seen it over the last few months now.

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What

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium)

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

growing next to the track, probably planted during gully restoration. Fruiting.

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What

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium)

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 20, 2015

Description

Herbarium specimen (and both seed and DNA voucher - specimen lodged in AK (AK 356535) with duplicate in NSW) of kahikatoa (Leptospermum scoparium s.s. (var. scoparium) - least ways based on my interpretation of the Forster type from Dusky Sound). Note the small, ovate, sparingly hairy leaves with sharply acute (pungent) apices, and short leafy brachyblasts, and small capsules almost obscured by the foliage. This is the main 'race' of kahikatoa found in the uplands of the North Island, becoming more common in the southern North Island, and dominant in the South island and Stewart Island. Similar forms occur in Tasmania.

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What

Teucridium Leaf Miner Moth (Sabulopteryx botanica)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

September 14, 2013 01:35 PM NZST

Description

Leaf mines and leaf rolls with pupae from an undescribed lepidoptera that mines the leaves of Teucridium parvifolium. Brian Patrick collected some of the pupae and mines for rearing.

This is a remarkable find (made by Brian Patrick) as Teucridium parvifolium is the only plant this moth is known to feed on and this is the only individual of Teucridium parvifolium currently known from Rakaia Island.