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What

Large Tongue Orchid (Cryptostylis subulata)

Observer

bill-nz

Date

August 19, 2021 10:39 AM NZST

Description

Flowering out of season.

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Observer

dougalt

Date

June 24, 2020 11:48 PM NZST

Description

10 mm long. Sporting the 'desert cammo' attire. Sitting on a pine log in abandoned wood heap. Drizzly night.

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Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

April 25, 2021 09:12 PM NZST

Description

Locally common on Nikau palm tree trunks

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Observer

wild_wind

Date

March 1, 2021

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Observer

schneehagen

Date

February 10, 2021 09:37 PM NZDT

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Observer

mattward

Date

February 2021

Description

Thanks to @christopherstephens and @emmarowell_214 for initially finding these wee gems and being kind enough to share. Aftre a good scratch around about 100 specimens were found growing mostly in isolation with just a few in clumps as recorded by Christopher. The association is not clear as there was Rimu, Kohekohe, Tawa, and nearish Mature Niaku, but only seedling amongst the orchids as well as a lot of Icarus filiformis on the ground and Metrosideros perforata... Plants were fruiting, flowering and budding, suggesting a very much staged maturity in this location... very cool!!! =)

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What

Forest Ringlet (Dodonidia helmsii)

Observer

candler

Date

January 2021

Description

Pretty excited to find this butterfly if indeed it is a forest ringlet!

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Date

December 29, 2019 01:55 PM NZDT

Description

New favourite moth

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Observer

dr_robert

Date

October 30, 2020 09:41 AM NZDT

Description

Reared from the encrusting fungus on which it is so happily seated, and which was on the underside of a dead log.

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What

Hura Te Ao Gecko (Mokopirirakau galaxias)

Observer

possumsend

Date

November 2020

Description

In the process of being formally described. A distinct and separate species from the black eyed gecko. This sub adult is the 22nd of the species recorded. Found at 1500m in a rough boulder field. Assisting Mr Knox on a herpetological survey.

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Observer

cbeard

Date

November 11, 2020 01:42 PM NZDT

Description

day flying

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Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

November 13, 2020 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

On the underside of pigeonwood leaves (Hedycarya arborea).

Tags

AFP

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What

Green Bird Orchid (Chiloglottis cornuta)

Observer

wild_wind

Date

October 26, 2020

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What

New Zealand Fernbird (Poodytes punctatus)

Observer

dougalt

Date

August 17, 2020 04:29 PM NZST

Description

A pair on patrol, continually coming back to a nest site. Photos taken over about 3 hours of observing.

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What

Iridescent Corybas (Corybas iridescens)

Observer

dave_holland

Date

July 31, 2020 11:05 AM NZST

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What

New Zealand Forest Geckos (Genus Mokopirirakau)

Observer

possumsend

Date

June 2020

Description

Mokopirirakau "Southern Forest" or Tautuku gecko. Juvenile. In mixed podocarp forest. Assisting Mr Knox.

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What

New Zealand Peripatus (Peripatoides novaezealandiae)

Observer

dougalt

Date

May 5, 2019 10:23 PM NZST

Description

About 70-80 mm long, wandering around (peripatetic-like) on a mahoe tree trunk. First time I have seen one out in the open.

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What

Mahoe-stripper Moth (Feredayia graminosa)

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

March 8, 2020 11:36 PM NZDT

Description

It's a kākāpō! No, wait, it's a moth that looks like a kākāpō!

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What

Burgan Skink (Oligosoma burganae)

Observer

possumsend

Date

February 2020

Description

Assisting Mr Knox. 2 individuals shown. 1200M ASL.

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What

Mccann’s Skink (Oligosoma maccanni)

Observer

possumsend

Date

January 2020

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Fishing with a friend at Loganburn when this McCann's Skink paddled past. Seemed quite happy.

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What

Minimac Gecko (Hoplodactylus "marlborough")

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 2019

Description

Three tailed gecko!

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What

Raukawa Gecko (Woodworthia maculata)

Observer

andymckay

Date

May 2019

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What

Copper Skink (Oligosoma aeneum)

Date

June 2018

Description

In the sunlight portions of the shaded forest, on the western track.