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Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)

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shoushou_1221

Date

February 18, 2024 11:25 AM NZDT

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Forest Ghost Moth (Aoraia enysii)

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mike68lusk

Date

December 13, 2015

Description

beech forest. infected with Cordyceps robertsii' fungus

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shoushou_1221

Date

February 18, 2024 12:29 PM NZDT

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Velvet Mites (Superfamily Trombidioidea)

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shoushou_1221

Date

February 18, 2024 10:55 AM NZDT

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ggiribet

Date

January 22, 2016 08:14 PM EST

Description

Acropsopilio neozealandiae

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Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri)

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eamonrs

Date

November 2023

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Tree Martin (Petrochelidon nigricans)

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number8dave

Date

October 27, 2020 11:54 AM NZDT

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philip-howe

Date

June 23, 2020 03:55 PM NZST

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South Island Lichen Moth (Ipana egregia)

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philip-howe

Date

March 16, 2023 11:23 AM NZDT

Description

Attracted to light, broadleaf forest. Not the clearest of images.

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re_nebel

Date

September 3, 2023 02:26 AM JST

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johnlenagan

Date

February 14, 2021 10:43 PM AEDT

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steve_kerr

Date

February 10, 2020

Description

I think this is Platycheirus.
size 7.5 mm

Caught hovering under a tree along with several Fanniids.

Two different camera settings used (with and without flash) to show the striking electric blue irridescence.

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invertebratist

Date

December 18, 2022 07:45 PM NZDT

Description

Fieldwork with @ lloyd_esler, @ predomalpha and @ fiestykakapo.
High intertidal, on a washed up Durvillaea poha.

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invertebratist

Date

November 2023

Description

At night. Focus stack of 2 images.
(two individuals)
John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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naturalist3716

Date

June 17, 2023 05:44 PM JST

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Auckland Tree Weta (Hemideina thoracica)

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shaun-lee

Date

January 10, 2024 11:49 PM NZDT

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New Zealand Mole Cricket (Triamescaptor aotea)

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cco

Date

November 8, 2021 10:27 AM NZDT

Description

About 25 cm down in newly-dug spade spit in lawn. Old dune sand. First time seen in this part of the city. Wonderfully adapted front legs for burrowing. The last shot shows the underside - not very clear, sorry.

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shoushou_1221

Date

January 29, 2024 11:52 AM NZDT

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hammond123456

Date

January 20, 2024 10:46 AM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

October 14, 2023 04:04 AM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night.
With a parasitic mite (separate obs)

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invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 12:34 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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damienbr

Date

February 11, 2023 07:27 PM +11

Tags

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adurbano

Date

December 3, 2023 09:28 AM +11

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ournit

Date

December 29, 2023 03:06 PM +11

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adurbano

Date

January 14, 2024 10:34 AM +11

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Tropical Pill Woodlice (Family Armadillidae)

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shoushou_1221

Date

January 26, 2024 12:00 PM NZDT

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shoushou_1221

Date

January 26, 2024 11:53 AM NZDT

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shoushou_1221

Date

January 26, 2024 11:33 AM NZDT

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philip-howe

Date

December 13, 2012

Description

A lovely black native harvestman with an interesting pattern on his back. Found in podocarp forest area.

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Kārearea (New Zealand Falcon) (Falco novaeseelandiae)

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nicolajackie

Date

January 20, 2024 12:15 PM NZDT

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Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus)

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isajollitnc

Date

August 2019

Place

Sud, NC (Google, OSM)

Description

Parade nuptiale

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Shorthorned Flat Beetle (Cryptamorpha brevicornis)

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invertebratist

Date

October 28, 2023 07:07 PM NZDT

Description

Auckland Entomological Society field trip to Mataia Homestead, 28 October 2023.

Native Kauri-podocarp-broadleaved forest / Manuka, Kanuka scrub.
Under a decomposing log.

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anna540

Date

October 11, 2022 02:37 PM NZDT

Description

Marble cave top of Takaka Hil, snow line

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absoluteandy

Date

December 7, 2020 12:55 PM +13

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What

New Zealand Mole Cricket (Triamescaptor aotea)

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bugman-nz

Date

May 2, 2023 11:18 AM NZST

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Wolf's Milk (Lycogala epidendrum)

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shoushou_1221

Date

December 13, 2023 10:53 AM NZDT

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Date

January 22, 2022 05:01 PM HST

Description

12 Photos. At about 1,700 metres a.s.l in the Fox Range between Sam Peak and Crozet Peak. First time I've ever seen a green peripatus

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Smooth Hard-bodied Harvestmen (Genus Nuncia)

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shoushou_1221

Date

November 26, 2023 11:21 AM NZDT

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Tussock Butterflies (Genus Argyrophenga)

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pdbellbutler

Date

January 7, 2022 12:47 PM NZDT

Description

Bag-moth on Aciphylla scott-thompsonii

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bryce_mcquillan

Date

January 1, 2021 10:58 AM NZDT

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Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae)

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steve132

Date

November 22, 2023 04:48 PM NZDT

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nickhnz

Date

November 21, 2023 05:24 PM NZDT

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Turepo (Paratrophis microphylla)

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weshare

Date

November 4, 2023 10:35 AM NZDT

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philip-howe

Date

July 21, 2012

Place

Timaru (Google, OSM)

Description

This tiny (1.8 - 2.0mm) eyeless orange carabid was found in very wet humus held in an open compost bin in my suburban garden, in a shady area with ample leaf litter and vegetation. Several were found during a period of heavy rainfall. Not seen in September during warmer dryer weather, so I anticipate that they are usually found deeper down.

Not sure of the species (there are 3 described), but certainly seems to key out at this genus.

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philip-howe

Date

January 28, 2012

Description

Stag beetle, found as nearly-emerged pupa in riverbed driftwood, emerged from pupa a couple of days later.

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Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi)

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philip-howe

Date

April 20, 2017

Description

A very quick view (no photo) of an Australian painted lady basking in my front garden around 1pm. I saw it fly down (much paler in flight than yellow admiral), it opened its wings for 2 seconds, then took off before I could snap a shot with the phone camera. Mild day, around 18C, following a long period of wet and cool weather.

This is only the second sighting I have made in Timaru, the first being in the 1970s. Have seen them in Nelson area on occasion. Perhaps there are greater numbers than usual?

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Helms's Stag Beetle (Geodorcus helmsi)

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philip-howe

Date

January 2, 2008 07:30 AM NZDT

Description

Two of several Helms's stag beetles adults and larvae seen under logs and rocks in coastal forest.

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philip-howe

Date

November 17, 2022 01:18 PM NZDT

Description

One of three feeding on dead adult dobsonfly corpse on sandy stretch by river.

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Black-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus bulleri)

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greenjay6

Date

October 2018

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shoushou_1221

Date

November 18, 2023 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

Got larva from driftwood on 9/5. Became to pupa on 10/7. Emergence on 11/9. 34 days of pupa?

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Wētā and King Crickets (Family Anostostomatidae)

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dave_holland

Date

November 6, 2019 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

under wood.

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What

Ground Wētā (Genus Hemiandrus)

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edwilson

Date

February 21, 2016 12:51 PM NZDT

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nhudson

Date

October 11, 2021 03:28 PM NZDT

Description

Eudonia st1, with only a few orange scales

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stevepawson

Date

November 12, 2023 02:01 PM NZDT

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rubecula

Date

February 15, 2022 05:35 PM NZDT

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Gray's Dragonfly (Procordulia grayi)

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rickbarricklow

Date

November 4, 2023 03:27 PM NZDT

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philip-howe

Date

September 25, 2023 04:19 PM NZDT

Description

Under rock on field, adventive scrub/pasture. This 20mm-long species is a South Canterbury endemic found in the Geraldine-Temuka-Timaru areas. Sometimes find in suburban gardens , occasionally on pathways in daylight.

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

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benackerley

Date

July 22, 2023 06:26 PM NZST

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Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)

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philip-howe

Date

June 24, 2023 04:13 PM NZST

Description

Larva about 30mm in length, found under rock in suburban park area, most likely from Mecodema brittoni, a local endemic species from a very large and widespread genus.

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Wide-banded Tiger Beetle (Neocicindela latecincta)

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dave_holland

Date

April 12, 2021 02:59 PM NZST

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Unarmed Stick-Insect (Acanthoxyla inermis)

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tonyjewell

Date

May 12, 2023 07:36 PM NZST

Description

Submitted on behalf of Karlyn Hopkinson who found it on rose in her garden.

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Winter Copper (Lycaena 'canterbury common copper')

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wownz

Date

December 28, 2022 11:38 AM NZDT

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Common Tussock Butterfly (Argyrophenga antipodum)

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paddy18

Date

November 7, 2022 01:17 PM NZDT

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Orange Underwing (Paranotoreas brephosata)

Date

March 2023

Description

Tarn margin

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Common Tussock Butterfly (Argyrophenga antipodum)

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andrew950

Date

April 2, 2022 06:16 PM NZDT

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mo_tsukuba

Date

March 31, 2021 09:36 AM UTC

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Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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kimberleycollins

Date

July 5, 2018 11:13 AM NZST

Description

Over-wintering site for monarchs at Aigantighe Art Gallery. The receptionists notes that they move from tree to tree. A few dead on the ground.

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tsuyoshi5

Date

October 1, 2012 11:47 AM JST

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invertebratist

Date

August 26, 2022 05:31 PM NZST

Description

Native bush, in wet plant litter among fallen Nikau fronds.
Body length 37 mm.(antennae not included)
Probably unnamed. I would call it Peripatoides aff. indica or P. aff. aurorbis.

Absolutely splendid & my very best find in 2022.
I am still crazy excited by this. The colour was literally velvet.
I released the individual after photography.
My post of this Velvet worm achieved 100k likes and 11 million impressions on my twitter(url)!