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What

Seed Shrimp (Class Ostracoda)

Observer

arnim

Date

September 22, 2019 09:07 AM NZST

Description

Total guess at the class of animal this little green number is. They move with surprising rapidity through the water, no visible legs or means of propulsion. Speed perhaps 100mm/second? Dozens of them in this dune wetland. Size ca. 2mm.

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What

Jointed Rush (Apodasmia similis)

Observer

arnim

Date

June 14, 2019 01:38 PM NZST

Description

Female oioi

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What

Autetaranga (Pimelea villosa)

Observer

arnim

Date

January 2017

Description

Berries in full ripeness. 2nd photo is a katipo in the same plant complex. I've looked at hundreds of clumps of sand daphne this summer, this is the only time I've seen the berries like this.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

arnim

Date

January 14, 2017 06:14 AM NZDT

Description

For sure a S.lepida female, I think the smaller one on the piece of shell is a S.lepida male.

The visible eggsac is a katipo eggsac, there's another inside the sandy web.

The next week, (Jan 15) this S.lepida pair had moved on.