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What

Ngahere Gecko (Mokopirirakau southern north island)

Observer

lilycastle

Date

March 2020

Description

Handled with permits

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What

Northern Striped Gecko (Toropuku inexpectatus)

Observer

saras

Date

June 2020

Description

Northern (Coromandel) Striped gecko.
Official research undertaken in partnership with the Auckland Zoo.
Spotlight search. Gecko processed for svl, tl, w etc and catalogued.

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

julievause_nz

Date

June 10, 2020 10:28 AM NZST

Description

Absolutely tiny lichen-like growing on fallen branch. No more than 1mm tall and growing in a small area about 25mm in diameter, within NZ native forest of all types of foliage and moss.

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What

Southern Acrocirrus (Acrocirrus trisectus)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

May 23, 2020 05:47 PM NZST

Description

maybe?

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What

Chinese Wax Scale (Ceroplastes sinensis)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 8, 2020 03:55 PM NZST

Description

Many on Veronica obtusata leaves.

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What

Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus)

Observer

marcobroers

Date

April 21, 2020 12:03 PM NZST

Description

Fungi

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

April 24, 2020 09:06 PM NZST

Description

This same wasp is still here guarding this Orthodera novaezealandiae ootheca. I'm assuming that she's laid her eggs and is not protecting the ootheca from any other parasitoids. She's remained here day and night.

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What

Polychaete Worms (Class Polychaeta)

Observer

swampmonster7

Date

December 26, 2019 10:47 PM EST

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Observer

erincpow

Date

December 3, 2019 11:39 AM +12

Description

With mites

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What

Convolvulus Hawkmoth (Agrius convolvuli)

Observer

josh603

Date

April 2020

Description

Red horn Caterpillar

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What

Orbweavers (Family Araneidae)

Observer

josh603

Date

April 11, 2020 12:55 PM NZST

Description

Its body was about the width of a pencil

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What

Australian Brown Quail (Synoicus ypsilophorus ssp. australis)

Observer

foodforestnz

Date

April 11, 2020 12:31 PM NZST

Description

Nest on the ground at the base of a tree in long grass

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Observer

ryan_nz

Date

April 6, 2020 05:17 PM NZST

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What

Thornback Cowfish (Lactoria fornasini)

Observer

raoul_island

Date

March 22, 2020 10:12 AM NZDT

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What

Chocolate Tube Slimes (Genus Stemonitis)

Observer

damienbr

Date

February 15, 2020 12:32 AM HST

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What

Ground Yellowjackets (Genus Vespula)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

April 3, 2020 01:34 PM NZDT

Description

COMPARISON OBS PLZ LEAVE AT GENUS LEVEL.

Comparison between:
Vespula vulgaris QUEEN.
V. vulgaris WORKER.
V. germanica WORKER.

For comparison with:
V. germanica QUEEN see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/35298484

For the two different QUEENS side by side see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42534542

Complete set of castes germanica vs vulgaris see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42536795

Complete set of germanica castes see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42536794

Complete set of vulgaris castes see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/41663384

For ID of Vespula MALES see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42040174
Also (with dissection):
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/116510663

For ID of Vespula WORKERS see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/41667758
And:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/69245344

For germanica QUEEN and MALE mating see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/42534531

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

jeanro

Date

December 7, 2019 05:48 PM +11

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Observer

damienbr

Date

February 14, 2020 10:13 PM HST

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What

Hares and Rabbits (Family Leporidae)

Observer

citysanctuarynz

Date

February 25, 2020 12:38 PM NZDT

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What

Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold (Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa)

Observer

mrutherford

Date

March 31, 2020 04:11 PM NZDT

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Observer

anna-mac

Date

March 19, 2020 12:01 PM NZDT

Description

I've found this once before in this location - but have never found an ID. Video of it moving here: https://youtu.be/fDfI8xc-w3U

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Observer

damienbr

Date

February 9, 2020 09:46 PM HST

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What

Lemon Tree Borer Parasitoid Wasp (Xanthocryptus novozealandicus)

Observer

ecoman

Date

March 28, 2020 10:10 PM +13

Description

Caught in a Malaise trap

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damienbr

Date

February 8, 2020 11:41 PM HST

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Observer

mpnavest

Date

March 29, 2020 08:46 PM NZDT

Description

on capsicum exit holes from parasitic wasps maybe Aphidius colemani

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What

Splitgill Mushroom (Schizophyllum commune)

Observer

zakargabrite

Date

March 29, 2020 04:40 PM +13

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What

Long-toed Skink (Oligosoma longipes)

Observer

jaznmorris

Date

March 2020

Description

Oligosoma aff. longipes “southern” - Roamatimati or southern long-toed skink

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What

Bathroom Moth Fly (Clogmia albipunctata)

Observer

ryvesie

Date

March 28, 2020 12:57 PM NZDT

Description

On coastal cuttygrass, streamside

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What

Minimac Gecko (Woodworthia marlborough mini)

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 2019

Description

Three tailed gecko!

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What

Raukawa Gecko (Woodworthia maculata)

Observer

jessijm

Date

March 2020

Description

Found lizard on road and relocated to garden. Was losing its tail.

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Observer

damienbr

Date

February 5, 2020 10:25 AM HST

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What

Scree Skink (Oligosoma waimatense)

Observer

rakieora

Date

March 2020

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What

Grey Warbler (Gerygone igata)

Observer

aalbertrebergen

Date

March 25, 2020 06:37 PM HST

Description

Partly albino. Have seen it a few times briefly this past week. It was with 2 normally coloured birds that both responded to my 'calling' but not the white bird. I believe that may be a young bird.

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Observer

damienbr

Date

February 4, 2020 10:57 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

Date

March 15, 2020 08:05 AM +13

Description

ID is not 100%, as I didn't excavate to find the cicada pupa. Morphology also seems a little off to be C. Sinclairii, so interested to hear other peoples suggestions.

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What

Ram's Horn Squid (Spirula spirula)

Observer

glycymeris

Date

February 2, 2020 01:08 PM NZDT

Description

Washed up.

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Observer

john_barkla

Date

March 20, 2020 04:43 PM NZDT

Description

At base of alpine rock outcrop

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Observer

reggied

Date

March 22, 2020 03:20 PM +13

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What

New Zealand Skinks (Genus Oligosoma)

Observer

wild_wind

Date

November 7, 2019

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What

Kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans)

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

January 4, 2014 12:44 PM NZDT

Description

Whacking a lizard all around. I hope it's a Rainbow Skink.

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What

Kōtare (Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans)

Observer

ryvesie

Date

January 16, 2019 12:01 PM NZDT

Description

the kingfishers were cleaning the skinks out today with three sightings of adults with lizards for nearby chicks, Old Woolshed, SOS