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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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African Big-headed Ant Pheidole megacephala

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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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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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Tui 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 31, 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 Hypoblemum griseum

Date

March 29, 2020 02:52 PM NZDT

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Norton's Giant Ichneumonid 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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What

Pincushion Hakea Hakea laurina

Observer

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

Observer

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

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

February 19, 2020

Description

One moth found by day on vegetation on the bank of the Avondale Stream at Sister Rene Shadbolt Park. 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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Date

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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Rue 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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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

Observer

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

Observer

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

Observer

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

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kaimataschool

Date

August 29, 2019 11:02 AM NZST

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Australian Leafroller Tachinid Trigonospila brevifacies

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steve_kerr

Date

August 30, 2019 01:55 PM NZST

Description

6.8 mm
12 degrees C
This and John Steel's observation at Moeraki on April 2019 are the two southernmost sightings of this species to date.

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Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi

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jacqui-nz

Date

August 19, 2019 11:55 AM NZST

Description

Early arrival from Australia, or is the butterfly overwintering in NZ? Butterfly was feeding on Arctotis flowers, and was frequently disturbed by foraging bumblebees.

Short video in the video link field.

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Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae

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jon_sullivan

Date

August 13, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

I was talking with Adrian Paterson in my office when, to our huge surprise, this painted lady butterfly(European Small Tortoiseshell!!!) flew in through my open window. I've only seen three of these butterflies before in Canterbury, and never in the winter. Very odd!

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Moth Plant Araujia sericifera

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

May 29, 2005 09:38 AM NZST

Description

Collected growing wild in a garden along Hoon Hay Road.

This specimen is pressed and I reported to Environment Canterbury. It was then killed.

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Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

lloyd_esler

Date

November 2, 2015 02:28 PM NZDT

Description

Golden morph of the black form. Rescued as an orphan and tamed

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Yellow Himalayan Raspberry Rubus ellipticus

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harshi

Date

August 7, 2018 01:50 PM NZST

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Yellow Himalayan Raspberry Rubus ellipticus

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pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 10:21 AM NZST

Description

Scattered vines growing above Gills Road and access point into Gills Reserve. Growing through masses of Jasminum polyanthum, a few flowers seen - these white. MPI staff present on this visit and they have independently reported this find.

See also: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/26368031 and https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15185681 - seemingly the first record (though unsupported by a voucher)

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14395, UNITEC 10775 (Duplicate: AK, CHR). DNA voucher.

Determination confirmed by DNA sequence (nrDNA, cpDNA)

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Erect-crested Penguin Eudyptes sclateri

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frubino

Date

February 17, 2018 08:39 PM CET

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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wallarie

Date

April 21, 2018

Description

Found in Hanmer Springs. Asian?

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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grahame

Date

June 21, 2019

Description

Theres only one other obsv of these down here.
I can't turn it into any other sp.
What do you clever folks think ??
Jon thought you would be interested.
@jon_sullivan @meurkc

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New Zealand Groundsel Senecio minimus

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lepus_timidus

Date

July 10, 2019 11:10 AM CEST

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Coastal Morning Glory Ipomoea cairica

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rangerman

Date

March 18, 2019 03:09 PM NZDT

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Southern Bell Frog Ranoidea raniformis

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sophie72

Date

June 3, 2019 04:10 PM NZST

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Leopard Slug Limax maximus

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leonperrie

Date

May 24, 2019 07:01 PM NZST

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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edwinmassey

Date

May 1, 2019 10:29 AM HST

Description

Unknown ladybird -is it a harlequin?

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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rmturner

Date

April 23, 2019 02:20 PM NZST

Description

ladybird found 103 Jollies pass road, Hanmer Springs

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis

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gigacat

Date

April 17, 2019 12:41 PM NZST

Description

I'm not sure what kind of lady beetle this is. It clearly had two large spots and was quite a large ladybug but the colors are different to the photo included with the two spotted ladybug information. Help identifying appreciated.

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Poroporo Solanum aviculare

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alisonevans92

Date

April 26, 2019 03:14 PM NZST

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Mile-a-Minute Dipogon lignosus

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juditgee

Date

April 14, 2019 10:31 AM NZST

Description

Notifiable to regional council?

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Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus crassiusculus

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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 7, 2019

Description

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve. Infesting the trunk and cut branches of a live oak tree. Two adults observed diurnally active on the trunk. Several frass tubes also observed sticking out of tunnel entrances.

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marshy

Date

April 5, 2019 11:47 AM NZDT

Description

Spotted by Cam Kilgour. Small plants up to 20mm across on scraped sandy substrate. Relatively common throughout site.

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Cutleaf Blackberry Rubus laciniatus

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willy_gamble

Date

April 3, 2019 11:13 AM NZDT

Description

controlled