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Rhabdocoel Flatworms Order Rhabdocoela

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vaughan_turner

Date

October 27, 2020 09:08 AM +13

Description

Found it on my finger after a stream crossing in Whirinaki FP.

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Scarabs Family Scarabaeidae

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ian4

Date

November 12, 1997 01:29 PM NZDT

Description

large and noisy, shot from video footage hence the quality

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edinatw

Date

October 24, 2020 08:10 PM +13

Description

On pohutukawa trunk

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Tanaids Order Tanaidacea

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predomalpha

Date

October 18, 2020 12:28 PM NZDT

Description

Kelp holdfast.

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Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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lilcashew

Date

October 16, 2020 02:51 PM +13

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virginiaen

Date

October 16, 2020 12:14 PM +13

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What

Rhabdocoel Flatworms Order Rhabdocoela

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farside

Date

October 15, 2020 08:50 PM NZDT

Description

A slender flatworm with a distinctive pattern

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dwilson

Date

August 16, 2015

Description

Orange ribbon worm under boulder, intertidal zone (parallel lines on bottom of container 3mm apart).

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Ribbon Worms Phylum Nemertea

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tangatawhenua

Date

June 5, 2016

Description

Another type of flatworm lurking in the low intertidal zone under a rock.

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predomalpha

Date

June 16, 2019 04:52 AM NZST

Description

Found while sieving through mud at low tide under the Cornwallis Wharf

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Ribbon Worms Phylum Nemertea

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predomalpha

Date

July 31, 2020 02:51 AM NZST

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predomalpha

Date

August 23, 2020 08:28 PM NZST

Description

On low tidal sand/mud.

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predomalpha

Date

May 6, 2020 04:04 AM NZST

Description

Found alive in a dead scallop.

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What

Gall Wasps and Allies Superfamily Cynipoidea

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bythepark

Date

September 18, 2020 01:05 PM NZST

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What

Podocarps Genus Podocarpus

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bevan2

Date

September 4, 2020 12:21 PM NZST

Description

Possibly.

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hannahnoley

Date

February 24, 2020 03:00 PM +13

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Swift Feather-legged Fly Trichopoda pennipes

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jo_poulton

Date

January 24, 2020 03:50 PM NZDT

Description

Emerged from wild caught Nezara viridula

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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foodforestnz

Date

February 13, 2020 10:47 AM +13

Description

Cultivated in Blenheim park.

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joycey07

Date

December 30, 2019 11:50 AM +13

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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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What

Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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pjd1

Date

December 25, 2019 11:15 AM NZDT

Description

Adult. Accidentally clobbered by son who found it crawling out of freshly harvested parsley (Petroselinum crispum) and assumed it was a pest.

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Cotton Leaf Roller Haritalodes derogata

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henriettaanne

Date

October 29, 2019 10:13 AM +13

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bythepark

Date

October 4, 2019 01:25 PM +13

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What

Sticky Wattle Acacia viscidula

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tom59

Date

September 27, 2019 10:37 AM NZST

Description

Floribunda?

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danilo_hegg

Date

December 8, 2018 10:39 AM NZDT

Description

A small stag beetle, at 1170m of elevation in alpine environment on Buckland Peaks.
I am not able to match it with any of the descriptions in Holloway (2007), Fauna of NZ 61

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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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March 7, 2019 02:30 PM +13

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Rove Beetles Family Staphylinidae

Date

March 7, 2019 02:02 PM +13

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Overgrowing Tunicates Family Didemnidae

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beaumasters

Date

June 18, 2019 12:45 PM HST

Description

Here is an obs by @tangatawhenua of the same species
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/4452199
I have not seen/noticed these around Auckland before

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Spurred Helmet Orchid Corybas cheesemanii

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marleyii

Date

June 17, 2019 10:42 AM NZST

Description

One plants seen in Kanuka forest

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What

Hooded Rosette Lichen Physcia adscendens

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marleyii

Date

May 30, 2019 01:50 PM NZST

Description

Seen on tulip tree on urban street

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marleyii

Date

May 26, 2019 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Common on rocky cliffs

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Pagoda Fungus Podoserpula pusio

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bevan

Date

May 25, 2019 02:33 PM NZST

Description

Growing on soil in extremely rotten old wood

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Dallisgrass Ergot Claviceps paspali

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leptonia

Date

May 14, 2019

Description

The whitish-cream 'blobs' emerging from the florets on the stem at right. Parasitized by blackish brain blobs of Cerebella.

FUNNZ 1418

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jacqui-nz

Date

March 18, 2019 04:17 PM NZDT

Description

Several on a poroporo (Solanum) in a native bush reserve.

Poroporo obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/21542310

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February 11, 2019 11:40 PM +13

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john_early

Date

February 11, 2019

Description

In suburban garden. Specimen is in Auckland Museum collection AMNZ135272

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shaun_thompson

Date

February 23, 2019 12:25 PM NZDT
Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

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jefffryett

Date

February 10, 2019 04:37 PM NZDT

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Olive-green Coastal Katydid Austrosalomona falcata

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marshy

Date

January 29, 2019 06:33 AM NZDT

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 15, 2019 11:07 AM NZDT

Description

no clue what this is. Small insect.

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Tuberous Hawk's-Beard Aetheorhiza bulbosa

Date

September 10, 2018

Description

Growing in sand dune and also in sand further inland

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mathiasm

Date

January 10, 2019 09:19 PM NZDT

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aniste

Date

February 17, 2017 05:10 PM +13

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Horse and Deer Flies Family Tabanidae

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peter93

Date

January 8, 2019 05:57 PM +13

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mike68lusk

Date

December 23, 2018 12:40 PM NZDT

Description

common in wetland

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What

Bran Moth Lindera tessellatella

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robert_briggs

Date

December 19, 2018 09:21 PM NZDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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robert_briggs

Date

July 14, 2018 11:16 PM NZST

Description

Some quite cool moths around but they are so small you don't notice how smart they look up close!

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African Black Beetle Heteronychus arator

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kiwifergus

Date

December 11, 2018 02:22 PM NZDT

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nhudson

Date

December 18, 2018 08:36 AM NZDT

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nhudson

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December 16, 2018 07:40 AM NZDT

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naturewatchwidow

Date

December 15, 2018 03:02 PM NZDT

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nhudson

Date

December 14, 2018 08:15 AM NZDT

Description

Distinctive. New adventive species, first recorded 12/2017. MPI were notified 1/2018

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lisa_bennett

Date

November 20, 2018 01:18 PM NZDT
Insects

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Insects Class Insecta

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lisa_bennett

Date

November 20, 2018 01:12 PM NZDT

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mark2-nz

Date

November 24, 2018 12:01 PM NZDT

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karoriwill

Date

November 16, 2018 11:02 PM NZDT

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Large-eyed Box-Owlet Grammodes ocellata

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mattward

Date

November 5, 2018 09:15 PM NZDT

Description

Its on the wall inside our laundry at the moment. From what I can work out its from Australia. Any interest in this foreigner?

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shaun-lee

Date

October 28, 2018 11:54 PM NZDT

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What

Curved-horn Moths Superfamily Gelechioidea

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lisa_bennett

Date

October 29, 2018 01:30 PM NZDT

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jacqui-nz

Date

October 25, 2018 01:13 PM NZDT

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derekcraig

Date

October 25, 2018 10:20 AM +13

Description

On track

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jacobl

Date

October 9, 2018 03:21 AM NZDT

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jacobl

Date

October 7, 2018 12:22 AM NZDT

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dwilson

Date

September 16, 2018 01:05 PM NZST

Description

Resting on Astelia leaf in podocarp-broadleaved forest.

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Dance Flies Family Empididae

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shaun_thompson

Date

September 15, 2018 12:25 PM NZST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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dwilson

Date

August 7, 2014

Description

Small (c.5mm long) moth, on a liverwort-covered clay bank in forest, beside the Mahurangi River.

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Te Aroha Stag Beetle Geodorcus auriculatus

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elisabetho

Date

February 17, 2018 10:33 AM NZDT

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aniste

Date

February 17, 2017 05:10 PM +13

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shaun-lee

Date

December 23, 2017 11:30 PM NZDT

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Dejean's Scarab Dasygnathus dejeani

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aslund

Date

January 17, 2018

Description

A large black beetle about 2.5cm long. Found dead in the Northland region. Has a distinctive horn on the front of it's head with two smaller ones on it's Pronotum. It's wing cases are shiny and black with grooves.

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Wool Moth Monopis icterogastra

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claire_gummer

Date

November 21, 2017 09:31 AM NZDT

Description

From a 'windfall' bird's nest, collected either at Waterview or Auckland Domain. Second photo shows a live specimen, shortly afterwards released outside.

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mark2-nz

Date

January 3, 2018 12:53 PM NZDT

Description

small dead stag beetle

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rogerfrost

Date

December 2, 2017 03:26 PM NZDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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fairyeagle

Date

October 5, 2017 10:56 AM +13

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john_early

Date

April 28, 2017 09:52 AM NZST

Description

Collected as a larva on Ficus rubiginosa along with a sample of figs and discovered a few days later whereupon it immediately pupated. The larva's body was festooned with debris which became incorporated into the silk of the cocoon (see second photo). The adult emerged circa 20 May 2017.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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epitree

Date

December 5, 2017 11:45 AM NZDT

Description

10 mm Appeared very dark (Almost black) to the naked eye

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epitree

Date

December 1, 2017 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

10 mm

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tony_steer

Date

March 11, 2017 10:23 AM NZDT

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tony_steer

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April 11, 2017 01:25 PM NZST

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timquinnell

Date

September 25, 2017 11:10 AM NZDT

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Olive-green Coastal Katydid Austrosalomona falcata

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bill-nz

Date

September 14, 2017 06:48 PM NZST

Description

I tried to pick up one of these little beasties a couple of years ago when it was singing in my outside covered porch area and I got a blood letting bite for my troubles. I vaguely recall some discussion on this site a while back about this being an Australian species.

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peter_sweetapple

Date

February 14, 2009 12:52 PM NZDT

Description

Female ground weta in Tawa forest on the Kaimai Plateau

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peter_sweetapple

Date

June 17, 2006 12:44 PM NZST

Description

Female, in tawa-rimu forest Kaimai plateau; body length = 35mm

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philg-j

Date

August 26, 2017 03:23 PM NZST

Description

Small fly collected as bycatch with Melicope ternata flowers, likely a pollinator

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katemccombs

Date

May 29, 2017 11:05 AM NZST

Description

In one of the channels, in the Avon Heathcote Estuary.

It appears to be living in a hollow piece of wood.

There is a short video of it at https://vimeo.com/220172968

Especially difficult to get photos of its tail since as soon as the tail appeared it was darting away at speed.

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katemccombs

Date

October 31, 2016 11:10 AM NZDT

Description

In a rock pool, amongst seaweed.
Only about 1-2 cm long.

Appeared to be carrying a tube around with it like a caddisfly - but the body looks more like a shrimp, especially the tail.

There is a short video at https://vimeo.com/189730506