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Iridescent Corybas (Corybas iridescens)

Observer

grahame

Date

October 10, 2013

Description

Hi,
Today I was lucky enough to be introduced to the Travis Corybas Orchids.
There's a green one and a purple one.
I and the lovely people that have nurtured these cool little plants for so long would like all info that you knowledgeable folks can supply.
Very neat Spider Orchids :)

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What

Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

Observer

pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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What

Mountain Caps Orchid (Caladenia lyallii)

Observer

janegosden

Date

December 15, 2018 02:36 PM NZDT

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What

Mountain Caps Orchid (Caladenia lyallii)

Observer

thewhistlingfrog

Date

December 8, 2023 05:40 PM NZDT

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What

Mountain Caps Orchid (Caladenia lyallii)

Observer

simcockr

Date

December 18, 2021 09:58 AM +13

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What

Pygmy Tree Orchid (Bulbophyllum pygmaeum)

Observer

brookehartigan

Date

November 14, 2018

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What

Slender Forest Orchid (Adenochilus gracilis)

Observer

john_barkla

Date

January 3, 2020 11:02 AM NZDT

Description

A colony on rotting beech log under silver beech forest

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What

Viburnums (Genus Viburnum)

Observer

ares85095

Date

January 29, 2024 07:30 PM NZDT

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba)

Observer

cshores36

Date

January 2024

Description

Kōtuku/white heron

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What

Sharpear Enope Squid (Ancistrocheirus lesueurii)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

January 5, 2021 12:19 PM NZDT

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What

Kāruhiruhi (New Zealand Pied Shag) (Phalacrocorax varius ssp. varius)

Observer

benackerley

Date

April 2, 2023 03:23 PM NZST

Description

Mugshot!

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What

Poaka (Pied Stilt) (Himantopus leucocephalus)

Observer

benackerley

Date

September 2, 2023 12:08 PM NZST

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What

Pūteketeke (Australasian Crested Grebe) (Podiceps cristatus ssp. australis)

Observer

rickbarricklow

Date

November 2023

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What

Kōtuku Ngutupapa (Royal Spoonbill) (Platalea regia)

Observer

benackerley

Date

December 2, 2023 01:28 PM NZDT

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What

Pūtangitangi (Paradise Shelduck) (Tadorna variegata)

Observer

abereid

Date

December 9, 2022 10:15 AM NZDT

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What

Coastal California Quail (Callipepla californica ssp. brunnescens)

Observer

skipperdogman

Date

December 10, 2022 02:30 PM NZDT

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What

Hoiho (Yellow-Eyed Penguin) (Megadyptes antipodes)

Observer

duckindisguise

Date

January 2023

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

8 in total

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What

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

Observer

william-harland

Date

January 24, 2023 01:36 PM NZDT

Description

Desperately wanting some of my fish n' chips!

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What

Grey Noddy (Anous albivitta)

Observer

oscarkokako

Date

February 8, 2023 03:29 PM NZDT

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What

Tākapu (Australasian Gannet) (Morus serrator)

Observer

andreacala

Date

February 11, 2023 11:54 AM NZDT

Description

There were countless dead Gannets on the cliff, most of them adults. I asked a ranger what might have killed these birds, and he said they had starved to death. Fishing grounds are further and further away with less and less fish, and so the Gannet population here is nearing collapse. He said by comparison to 2017, the colony for this time of the year is at 20%. He then told me he was deeply concerned about Cyclone Gabrielle's impact. At this point I hadn't yet realized what was coming other than a few days of rain and stiff winds, and so I heeded his advise, and did what everybody else was doing: Stock up with emergency supplies, and get prepared.

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What

South Island Kākā (Nestor meridionalis ssp. meridionalis)

Observer

paddy18

Date

February 9, 2023 06:53 PM NZDT

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What

Southern Buller’s Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri ssp. bulleri)

Observer

whale_nerd

Date

February 1, 2023 04:53 PM NZDT

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What

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

lizosborn

Date

March 6, 2023 07:11 PM NZDT

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What

Tākapu (Australasian Gannet) (Morus serrator)

Observer

splish

Date

March 18, 2023 06:35 PM NZDT

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What

Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica)

Observer

oscarkokako

Date

March 11, 2023 08:34 AM NZDT

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What

Pūkeko (Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus)

Observer

justingeorge84

Date

May 10, 2023 02:45 PM NZST

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What

Kōtuku (White Heron) (Ardea alba ssp. modesta)

Observer

benackerley

Date

June 2023

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What

Tūī (Mainland Tūī) (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

ash_and

Date

October 2, 2023 02:38 PM NZDT

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What

Pohowera (Banded Dotterel) (Anarhynchus bicinctus ssp. bicinctus)

Observer

benackerley

Date

October 15, 2023 10:59 AM NZDT

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What

Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus)

Observer

william-harland

Date

October 21, 2023 02:31 PM NZDT

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What

Ruru (Morepork) (Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

caiden_b

Date

October 14, 2023 05:01 PM NZDT

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What

Ruru (Morepork) (Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

caiden_b

Date

October 14, 2023 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

Location not exact, as these birds are sensitive to human disruption.

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What

Grey Duck × Mallard Hybrid (Anas superciliosa × platyrhynchos)

Observer

tuppsnz

Date

September 21, 2023 10:09 AM NZST

Description

Are there genetically pure PBD in NZ anymore (I thought they have all been hybridised with Mallards?)

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What

Kererū (New Zealand Pigeon) (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

hamishg

Date

September 18, 2023 03:40 PM NZST

Description

Zealandia

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What

White-fronted Tern (Sterna striata ssp. striata)

Observer

benackerley

Date

August 23, 2023 02:50 PM NZST

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What

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis ssp. lateralis)

Observer

bihnz

Date

August 11, 2023 12:43 PM NZST

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What

Karoro (Black-backed Gull) (Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus)

Observer

benackerley

Date

July 22, 2023 06:26 PM NZST

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Observer

invertebratist

Date

July 12, 2023 12:07 AM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. At night.

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What

New Zealand Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans)

Observer

abnatural

Date

July 20, 2023 05:44 PM NZST

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What

Common Triplefin (Forsterygion lapillum)

Observer

jordi_nz

Date

August 14, 2023 12:11 PM NZST

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Observer

jacobmusson

Date

September 21, 2023 07:00 PM NZST

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Observer

frankashwood

Date

October 8, 2023 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

Under decaying mountain beech log

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Observer

bugshroom

Date

October 23, 2023 01:12 PM NZDT

Description

on underside of large old fallen tree trunk

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What

Warou (Welcome Swallow) (Hirundo neoxena ssp. neoxena)

Observer

caiden_b

Date

November 4, 2023 12:24 PM NZDT

Description

Three younger birds present, being fed by parents

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What

Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii)

Observer

kjmax

Date

January 21, 2022 11:21 AM NZDT

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Observer

kathyliuliu

Date

April 11, 2023 08:17 PM NZST

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What

Green-and-Golden Bell Frog (Ranoidea aurea)

Observer

kristelvh

Date

March 20, 2023 05:33 PM NZDT

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

February 14, 2023 03:59 PM NZDT

Description

Albert Park, Auckland CBD. On Ficus macrophylla. Many wasps on syconia, ovipositing.

Tags

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What

Port Jackson Fig Wasp (Pleistodontes imperialis)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

August 8, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Mount Wellington/Otahuhu, Mount Richmond Domain.

Habitat: Ficus rubiginosa. Common on underside of leaves.

Identification: Pleistodontes imperialis Saunders, 1882. Females.

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What

Port Jackson Fig (Ficus rubiginosa)

Observer

simcockr

Date

September 5, 2021 02:30 PM NZST

Description

Maybe - or the other self-establishing canopy changer that will be a weed disaster in native remnant forests… more commonly found on Phoenix palms in the central suburbs
Three closeups added feb 2022. Leaf blade 70 to 110 mm long (part shade) and petiole 30 to 40mm ;

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

April 3, 2022 12:32 PM NZST

Description

Albert Park, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. On Ficus macrophylla.

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Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 26, 2022 12:32 AM NZDT

Description

Native bush, on the vegetation (New Zealand Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis)) at night.

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What

Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae)

Date

December 1, 2022 11:40 PM NZDT

Description

In terms of moth uploads, I am currently 16 days (and A LOT of moths!) behind real-time. Only my 3rd day at home this December. So... we are still on my way up to Kahurangi National Park. Here is an interesting batch from a night at Lake Rotoroa (Nelson Lakes) in the beech forest and adjoining shrubland.

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What

North Island Kākā (Nestor meridionalis ssp. septentrionalis)

Date

September 10, 2022 01:28 PM NZST

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What

Puapua-a-Autahi (Aseroe rubra)

Observer

rakieora

Date

December 23, 2022 10:22 PM NZDT

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Observer

tutukiwi

Date

October 2022

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What

Green Skink (Oligosoma chloronoton)

Date

October 2022

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Observer

commoncopper

Date

September 28, 2022 11:12 PM NZDT

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Observer

blogman

Date

August 13, 2022 04:23 PM NZST

Description

A small unidentified copepod approx 0.7mm long in surface plankton haul off Tiritiri Matangi Island.

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Observer

carolmolineux

Date

July 16, 2022 08:21 PM NZST

Description

Cap about 2.5cm.

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What

Pixie Cap (Acianthus sinclairii)

Observer

michaelschwabnz

Date

July 10, 2022 03:17 PM NZST

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What

Blue Button (Porpita porpita)

Observer

emily_r

Date

June 14, 2022 04:00 PM NZST

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What

White-speckled Seahare (Aplysia argus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

May 26, 2022 03:58 PM NZST

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What

Kōtuku Ngutupapa (Royal Spoonbill) (Platalea regia)

Observer

rhondabillington

Date

March 5, 2022 06:37 PM NZDT

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What

Graceful-legs Lynx (Oxyopes gracilipes)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

February 19, 2022 02:53 AM NZDT

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What

Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)

Observer

jephson

Date

December 15, 2020 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

possible Myrtle Rust

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What

Sand Coprosma (Coprosma acerosa)

Observer

arnim

Date

March 5, 2022 06:45 AM NZDT

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What

Blackish Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus semivittatus)

Observer

dave_young

Date

March 30, 2021 05:42 PM +13

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What

Icing Sugar Fungus (Beauveria bassiana)

Observer

pjd1

Date

March 27, 2016

Description

Parasitic on Amphipsalta zelandica - seven hosts noted dead on track side.

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What

Chocolate Tube Slimes (Genus Stemonitis)

Observer

ottoh

Date

March 3, 2021 01:01 PM NZDT

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What

Northern Common Robber Fly (Neoitamus melanopogon)

Observer

helenmacky

Date

February 14, 2021 04:26 PM NZDT

Description

A head-on view showing the big compound eyes.

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What

Campbell Island Carrot (Anisotome latifolia)

Observer

n_armstrong

Date

December 2015

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What

Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

Observer

tiffanykosch

Date

February 1, 2021 08:47 PM NZDT

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What

Duvaucel's Gecko (Hoplodactylus duvaucelii)

Observer

tiffanykosch

Date

February 2021

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What

Coprosma (Genus Coprosma)

Observer

nikkow

Date

January 31, 2021 04:59 PM +13

Description

Verigated type leaf. Very pretty

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What

Two-spined Spider (Poecilopachys australasia)

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 2, 2021 01:21 PM NZDT

Description

Noted on Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica).

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Observer

alpineflower

Date

January 14, 2021 01:00 PM +13

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What

Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

Observer

john_barkla

Date

January 22, 2021 02:50 PM +13

Description

Common, in coastal grassland

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What

Tawaka (Cyclocybe parasitica)

Observer

paxmonger

Date

January 1, 2021 04:43 PM +13

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What

Australasian Green Shield Bug (Glaucias amyoti)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 15, 2021 03:05 PM NZDT

Description

On Coprosma robusta.

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What

Black Shag (Phalacrocorax carbo ssp. novaehollandiae)

Observer

grahame

Date

January 18, 2021

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What

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

caitlinhazel

Date

January 18, 2021

Place

Foxton (Google, OSM)

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What

Prickly Stick Insect (Acanthoxyla prasina)

Observer

craigwilson10

Date

January 7, 2021 11:20 AM NZDT

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What

Myrtle Rust (Austropuccinia psidii)

Observer

pjd1

Date

January 25, 2021 10:26 AM NZDT

Description

Severe infestation - one of the worst I have ever seen on this host species. Two planted tree's growing on margin of spring; these 5-6 tall. All young growth and especially floral primordia and maturing inflorescences covered in urediniospores.

Bees (Apis mellifera) noted harvesting spores - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/68580488.

These tree's I have been watching monthly since September 2017. I last checked them on 1 January 2021 (not Austropuccinia was evident then). This infestation was reported to me by Wendy John who noted it on 23 January 2021 - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/68482642

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What

Mottled Brittle Star (Ophionereis fasciata)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

January 10, 2021 11:10 AM NZDT

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What

Eucalyptus Variegated Beetle (Paropsisterna cloelia)

Observer

cleland_wallace

Date

January 26, 2021 09:57 AM +13

Description

2 lots of larvae 2nd and 3rd instar

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What

Brown Centipede (Lithobius forficatus)

Observer

paddy18

Date

January 26, 2021 04:55 PM NZDT

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What

Goblet Waxcap (Hygrocybe cantharellus)

Observer

shirleykerr

Date

January 27, 2021 11:00 AM NZDT

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Observer

possumsend

Date

January 26, 2021 06:46 PM NZDT

Description

In the log pile.

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What

Kikihi Cicadas (Genus Kikihia)

Date

January 26, 2021 04:19 PM +13

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What

Blue Damselfly (Austrolestes colensonis)

Observer

petemcgregor

Date

January 26, 2021 01:45 PM NZDT

Description

Common along the upper, more open part of the track

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What

Stick Insects (Order Phasmida)

Observer

househopper_jr

Date

January 8, 2021 01:55 AM NZDT

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What

Treasure Flowers (Genus Gazania)

Observer

laranz

Date

January 19, 2021 01:08 PM +13

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What

Chorus Cicada (Amphipsalta zelandica)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

January 24, 2021 08:04 AM NZDT

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Observer

flossiepip

Date

January 20, 2021 02:44 PM NZDT

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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

January 26, 2021 09:10 AM NZDT

Description

very large

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What

Leaf-veined Slugs (Family Athoracophoridae)

Observer

sarah_richardson

Date

January 31, 2021 09:05 AM NZDT

Description

I've seen similar slugs in the forest, but never in the alpine at 1600m. A v cool critter!

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What

New Zealand Nursery Web Spider (Dolomedes minor)

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

January 27, 2021

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What

Green-and-Golden Bell Frog (Ranoidea aurea)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

January 31, 2021 03:43 AM NZDT

Description

One of 25 seen around the lake. I have assumed they are all Green and golden bell frogs, but this one looks a bit more like a Southern bell frog?

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Observer

glinks

Date

January 23, 2021 10:00 AM UTC