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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys

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robert_briggs

Date

February 6, 2019 07:34 PM NZDT

Description

Hitchhiked from Canada inside a suit case. Euthanized in the freezer.

BNZ were informed and the matter has been dealt with. If you are concerned you have seen a BMSB please call 0800 80 99 66 to report it :)

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Honshu White Admiral Limenitis glorifica

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walkem2a

Date

March 23, 2021 11:33 AM +13

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Common Fig Ficus carica

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chrise

Date

March 20, 2021 11:04 AM NZDT

Description

One isolated plant.

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Swallows and Martins Family Hirundinidae

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reinderw

Date

March 2, 2021 09:21 AM NZDT

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Indian Hawthorn Rhaphiolepis indica

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waquel

Date

March 15, 2021 03:33 PM +13

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Miniature Umbrella Tree Schefflera arboricola

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martinsnz

Date

February 18, 2021 04:43 PM +13

Description

Naturalised on banks of artificial stream in garden. Mature fruiting tree about 50 metres away.

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Vigilant Mosquito Culex pervigilans

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grahame

Date

October 15, 2019 10:46 AM NZDT

Description

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Ochre Jelly Club Leotia lubrica

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katieep

Date

February 4, 2021 03:13 PM +13

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Groundsels Genus Senecio

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callum_______

Date

December 30, 2020 11:26 AM +13

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Bacopa Chaenostoma cordatum

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jon_sullivan

Date

November 10, 2020 12:16 PM NZDT

Description

Here's a mystery plant that Hugh Wilson found in a "crack in paved footpath outside Jamie's General Store in Akaroa." "At first glance looked like a Veronica, but not. Lvs opp, toothed, softly hairy above, pale beneath, hairy along veins, stems straight (whole plant softly hairy with short straight hairs)."
Hugh found it and collected in in Oct. 2020, sketched it on 10 November, and later posted a photocopy to me to see if iNaturalist could identify it. His specimen will also be wending its way to the Allan herbarium.
Any ideas?

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Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia

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mike68lusk

Date

January 20, 2021 12:18 PM NZDT

Description

the largest of several in shingle. Obvious salt tolerance and a few spines about 3cm long

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What

Kikihi Cicadas Genus Kikihia

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kiwilu

Date

January 20, 2021 04:58 PM +13

Description

Is this some sort of cicada? Lovely aqua green colour. Found on a watering can.

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Eastern Sycamore Lace Bug Corythucha ciliata

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juan_arteaga

Date

January 11, 2021 01:41 PM +13

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Rust Fungi Order Pucciniales

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blairmorton

Date

January 5, 2021 12:51 PM +13

Description

Hello, is this myrtle rust on my myrtle??

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Common Slider Trachemys scripta

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radagast

Date

December 26, 2020 05:05 PM +13

Description

Found trying to cross the road near my driveway. Wanting to determine species so I can figure out rough age, as I suspect it may have escaped from a neighbour

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Date

February 8, 2020 10:27 AM NZDT

Description

The most stunning (native) moth I have seen - the photos don't do it justice. The forewings were a bright blue colour and when it took off it revealed the most brilliant orange hindwings with black stripes (just visible in the second photo).

Truly amazing. I cannot stop thinking about it and wonder if anyone knows what it is... I thought perhaps Paranotoreas?

It flitted off before I could get better photos.

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European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula

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bythepark

Date

December 5, 2020 11:55 AM +13

Description

Blurry photo, sorry. It was in a container.

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Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum

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jon_sullivan

Date

December 23, 2020 03:26 PM NZDT

Description

A single wild great willowherb growing in an empty section immediately to the west-northwest of Cathedral Square, on Worcester Street. It's fenced off private property so I couldn't access it (to kill it).

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Groundsels Genus Senecio

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wild_wind

Date

August 22, 2020

Description

The dark brown plant, growing on the edge of a path.

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Steelblue Ladybird Halmus chalybeus

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jinglez

Date

July 26, 2017 07:38 PM NZST

Description

This little fella arrived in a package from Rotorua today. Is it fair to let him go in Southland ?

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Sweet William Catchfly Atocion armeria

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reinderw

Date

April 7, 2018 05:33 PM NZST

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Domestic Canary Serinus canaria var. domesticus

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willevans

Date

December 12, 2020 12:49 PM +13

Description

Saw this little guy at the base of a tree, was not scared of people at all

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Red Tussock Grass Chionochloa rubra

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reinderw

Date

May 23, 2020 02:49 PM NZST

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Tasmanian Wingless Soldier Fly Boreoides tasmaniensis

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lloyd_esler

Date

January 28, 2018 02:55 PM NZDT

Description

Check middle of the photo. Seems to be a wingless female cranefly. Later laid many eggs. Any ideas?

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Four-lined Silverfish Ctenolepisma lineata

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niftygadget

Date

July 19, 2020 10:08 AM NZST

Place

Nelson (Google, OSM)

Description

Specimen confirmed as Four-lined silverfish by MPI

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Arrayan Luma apiculata

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reinderw

Date

July 11, 2020 11:46 AM NZST

Description

Abundant seedlings in a covenanted beech forest.

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Big-headed Ants Genus Pheidole

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theovannoort

Date

May 1, 2020 12:30 PM NZST

Description

Small nest entrance in dry soil. Worker and soldier castes observed, workers sometimes returning carrying small inverts possibly Collembola

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hannahnoley

Date

February 24, 2020 03:00 PM +13

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New Zealand Blue Zizina oxleyi

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ryan_nz

Date

May 18, 2020 02:54 PM NZST

Place

Fenwick St (Google, OSM)

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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

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carleighdecroce

Date

May 20, 2020 04:24 PM UTC

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Goutweed Aegopodium podagraria

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reinderw

Date

April 25, 2020 12:56 PM NZST

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jacqui-nz

Date

May 4, 2020 03:14 PM NZST

Description

Spotted flying low in the dunes. Rested briefly. Strong northwesterly at the time of observation. Northeasterly and northerly wind the previous day. Butterfly eventually flew north-west over the beach in the direction of a headland.

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South Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa

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jeantompkins

Date

April 22, 2020 09:27 AM NZST

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Chalcidoid Wasps Superfamily Chalcidoidea

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ecoman

Date

April 18, 2020 04:40 PM NZST

Description

Parasitizing NZ praying mantis oothecae

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gracemoscrip

Date

May 3, 2020 05:39 PM NZST

Description

Method: Visual search for insects or spiders. Found on the window sill

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drewsno

Date

April 29, 2020 12:11 PM NZST

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Graceful-legs Lynx Oxyopes gracilipes

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flossiepip

Date

April 17, 2020 12:07 AM NZST

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Common Indian Myna Acridotheres tristis ssp. tristis

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kate158

Date

April 26, 2020 02:53 PM NZST

Description

Spotted in red zone near new Brighton, flew away before we could get a better photo

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Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo

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shamptonz

Date

April 24, 2020 01:20 PM NZST

Description

Berries. Look like exploded views of covid19, known as Corona berries to my kids

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Tūī Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

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emmabedford

Date

April 21, 2020 05:05 PM NZST

Description

Been back and forth for 2 days. Flying between the Kowhai Tree and Sugar water feeder

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Plague Skink Lampropholis delicata

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ginakahikatea

Date

February 2, 2020 12:12 AM +13

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Firespike Odontonema tubaeforme

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pjd1

Date

April 11, 2020 10:53 AM NZST

Description

Presumably wild. Single plant noted growing under a silver germander (Teucrium fruticans). Not seen in adjacent garden or indeed in any of the street side gardens in vicinity. I am more familiar with this species as a naturalised plant from the far north of Northland, where it can be locally common e.g., Kaitaia.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14773 & F.J.T. de Lange, UNITEC 11738

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vinisouza128

Date

April 30, 2019

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Kakapo Strigops habroptila

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laura-nz

Date

April 17, 2006

Description

This is Hoki!

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Large-flowered Evening-Primrose Oenothera glazioviana

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shelly113

Date

April 8, 2020 03:53 PM NZST

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Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba

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thatplantguy

Date

March 30, 2020 02:46 PM +13

Description

Saplings under parent tree.

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ryan_nz

Date

April 6, 2020 05:17 PM NZST

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New Zealand Groundsel Senecio minimus

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leonperrie

Date

January 19, 2020 09:27 AM +13

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New Zealand Mantis Orthodera novaezealandiae

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joepb

Date

April 3, 2016 11:33 AM NZST

Description

Rescued from a pile of greenwaste.

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

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kiwifergus

Date

March 17, 2017 04:10 PM NZDT

Description

Disturbing on so many levels....

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New Zealand Mantis Orthodera novaezealandiae

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christophercaine

Date

March 14, 2018 11:04 PM HST

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New Zealand Mantis Orthodera novaezealandiae

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emily_r

Date

March 25, 2020 05:53 PM NZDT

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Abyssinian Banana Ensete ventricosum

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tutukiwi

Date

April 1, 2020 05:08 PM +13

Description

Naturalised, frustratingly.
Note that each of these 'rosettes' are individual plants, i.e., it does not have a creeping rhizome.

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johnsteel

Date

April 2, 2020 08:21 PM +13

Description

growing from a single leaf

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marleyii

Date

March 8, 2020 03:45 PM NZDT

Description

Corticolous on fallen tree privet. ID by @marshy

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heymilly

Date

April 1, 2020 01:28 PM +13

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obblue

Date

April 3, 2020 10:38 AM +13

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What

Anise-scented Sage Salvia guaranitica

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jabba

Date

March 31, 2020 09:08 AM +13

Description

Seedlings naturalising in cracks of path

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Long Brown Scale Coccus longulus

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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 30, 2020

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German Ivy Delairea odorata

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gabion

Date

March 28, 2020 08:28 AM +13

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White-banded House Jumping Spider Maratus griseus

Date

March 29, 2020 02:52 PM NZDT

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Giant Sirex Parasitoid Wasp Megarhyssa nortoni

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skinkysam

Date

March 30, 2020 10:24 AM +13

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Glory Bush Tibouchina urvilleana

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karutahi

Date

March 29, 2020 12:22 PM +13

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Steelblue Ladybird Halmus chalybeus

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ashishthakur1

Date

May 5, 2019 11:44 AM NZST

Description

Metallic blue colour

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hkmoths

Date

April 14, 2009 10:54 PM HKT

Description

Insecta: Lepidoptera
Oecophoridae, Stathmopodinae
Stathmopoda orbiculata

Lam Tsuen San Tsuen, Tai Po, Hong Kong.

This is the second record of this small (6mm long) moth in Hong Kong

The Stathmopodinae have a very distinctive resting posture and heavily bristled legs - an unmistakeable combination!

Note that Stathmopodinae is regarded by some taxonomists as a valid family within the Gelechioidea, and was treated as such in the overview of Lepidoptera by van Nieukirken et al., 2011

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Pincushion Hakea Hakea laurina

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dave_holland

Date

March 26, 2020 01:20 PM NZDT

Description

what a find! I think this is the right species.. it is a small one growing in amoungst natives, it was possibly planted though?

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Black Field Cricket Teleogryllus commodus

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jasonbutt

Date

March 6, 2020 06:47 PM +13

Description

Not seen but the distinctive call was heard at approximately 8pm. This is the first time I have one in Christchurch.

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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ecoman

Date

February 17, 2020 10:30 PM NZDT

Description

LED light trap

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thankyou

Date

March 4, 2020 02:32 PM NZDT

Description

There were at least 100 dead shells in a very small area. See the YouTube video for exactly how many in a short distance.:
https://youtu.be/23P7czVpOZ4

Is this normal are there just heaps in this area or did this long heat take its toll on these?

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Iceplant Hylotelephium spectabile

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gregs

Date

March 4, 2020 02:15 PM +13

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Scarabs, Stag Beetles and Allies Superfamily Scarabaeoidea

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hannahnoley

Date

February 21, 2020 04:31 PM +13

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Rauparaha's Copper Lycaena rauparaha

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butterfly4

Date

November 29, 2014 04:04 PM NZDT

Description

The chocolate-colored underside to the hindwings is diagnostic for this rare eastern South Island species of copper butterfly. Caterpillars on Muehlenbeckia complexa. Both South Island glade copper and Canterbury Common copper are present on these roadside patches of pohuehue too.

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Western Scouringrush Equisetum hyemale ssp. affine

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tomr123

Date

November 5, 2019 10:34 AM +13

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Chilean Needle Grass Nassella neesiana

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tomr123

Date

December 4, 2018 09:34 AM +13

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Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 19, 2020

Description

Sister Rene Shadbolt Park, Blockhouse Bay/Green Bay/New Lynn, Auckland 0600. One moth found by day on vegetation on the bank of the Avondale Stream. No obvious host plants observed.

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Bugle-Lily Watsonia borbonica

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jabba

Date

November 15, 2019 10:42 AM +13

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cooperj

Date

January 19, 2020 12:12 PM NZDT

Description

A sooty mold on sap-sucker exudate on grapefruit leaves. Usually loosely called Capnodium citri in the literature - a name covering multiple species. In this case microscopy indicates this is actually Chaetaboliisia falcata. This is sometimes recorded on Citrus, but not in NZ before. However the species was originally described from Tanoak and so equivalence of this citrus-sooty mold component remains to be proven.

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January 24, 2019 10:48 AM PST

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mike68lusk

Date

December 16, 2019 09:03 AM NZDT

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Lotuses Genus Nelumbo

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nick_goldwater

Date

December 27, 2019 01:43 PM +13

Description

Large leaves, at least 20 cm diameter. Growing locally with taro. Hydrocotyle or lotus?

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Citrus Family Family Rutaceae

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cam_walker

Date

December 18, 2019 11:34 AM +13

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Common Water Hyacinth Pontederia crassipes

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valentinakokich

Date

August 2, 2019 10:12 AM NZST

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Hardy Tapioca Manihot grahamii

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eliah12

Date

April 27, 2018 09:24 AM NZST

Description

Appears to be naturalised. Did not seem to be planted. On the Southern side of Waipapa Road, Kerikeri

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marshy

Date

May 8, 2019 10:14 AM NZST

Description

? Funky little number spreading from a planting.

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Crabeater Seal Lobodon carcinophaga

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nessmander

Date

May 28, 2019 07:41 AM NZST

Description

I kid you not, found 1km up Gebbies Pass Rd. Unfortunately it passed away before we collected it. I work for DOC (hence the fact it’s on the back of a truck) and was IDed by another ranger because I haven’t a clue. Oddly, not the first seal blobbing up Gebbies Pass... if not a crabeater, another ID would be awesome.

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Large Sand Scarab Pericoptus truncatus

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shaun-lee

Date

March 23, 2019 11:50 AM NZDT

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Raukawa Gecko Woodworthia maculata

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andymckay

Date

May 3, 2019 11:45 AM NZST

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Domestic Sheep Ovis aries

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lisa_bennett

Date

December 7, 2019 11:37 AM +13

Description

Merry Christmas!

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Sea Spurge Euphorbia paralias

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arnim

Date

October 27, 2019 06:51 AM NZDT

Description

A garden escape from Himatangi settlement, 1km north?

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Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae

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gregs

Date

March 16, 2016

Description

found in the yard- no ideas.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 13, 2018

Description

Gittos Domain, in the vicinity of Blockhouse Bay Primary School. By day, on a weedy Cyperus sp., at the side of a track.

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European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus

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lisa_bennett

Date

December 12, 2019 09:26 AM +13

Description

Young wild rabbit found by our dog

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Southern Seaside Spurge Euphorbia bombensis

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susanwiser

Date

August 28, 2019 01:13 PM ADT

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Tree of Love Aichryson laxum

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parkecology

Date

November 29, 2019 05:48 PM +13

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Grass Pea Lathyrus sphaericus

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joepb

Date

October 19, 2019 10:16 AM NZDT

Description

First record in NZ since 1990 according to https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1091216932

and

https://avh.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?taxa=lathyrus%20sphaericus#tab_mapView

Stand to be corrected of course.
Amazingly the last observation was in almost exactly the same place in 1990! Must have been ticking along in this place ever since. I'll be keeping an eye out for it in the wider Port Hills area.

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steve_kerr

Date

May 24, 2014

Description

photos courtesy of Jeff Poplin, North Carolina
seen during evening astronomy session
says David Morgan, who spotted them, "I kept seeing a faint spot of light on the curbing about 70 yards away."

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Maidenhair Spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes

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joepb

Date

April 20, 2018 05:13 PM NZST

Description

As far as I can tell previously unknown from the Port Hills. There were about a dozen gaps in the rock wall occupied accounting for about an eighth of the circumference of the water tank. I checked the rock walls around the perimeter of the reserve and found none. Something to keep an eye out for in the hills @jon_sullivan

Got some pics with sori @david_lyttle

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Human Homo sapiens

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tony_wills

Date

November 7, 2019 09:22 AM NZDT

Description

Recorded in tidal rock pool

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Red Clover Casebearer Moth Coleophora deauratella

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stephen_thorpe

Date

October 27, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland 1072, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Beaten from Trifolium pratense, at the margin of level 1 unsealed carpark.

Identification: Coleophora deauratella Lienig & Zeller, 1846. New to N.Z.!

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Kererū Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

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kererucount

Date

September 20, 2019 07:20 AM NZST