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What

Lemon Tree Borer Parasitoid Wasp (Xanthocryptus novozealandicus)

Observer

maritha

Date

March 7, 2022 11:42 AM NZDT

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What

Kaikomako (Pennantia corymbosa)

Observer

cameron_ryan

Date

August 24, 2019 09:58 AM NZST

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What

Striated Ant (Huberia striata)

Observer

peevee

Date

October 30, 2020 08:14 AM +13

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What

Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

May 1, 2020

Description

First walk after the shift to Level 3, and this karearea flew up the ridge to settle on the stump in front of the top seat and check me out for a minute or two. One of two.

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What

Green Vegetable Bug (Nezara viridula)

Observer

robert_briggs

Date

March 2, 2019 08:42 PM NZDT

Description

2nd photo taken 24 hours after the first photo, eggs hatched this morning. Video https://youtu.be/DuV8TObcXMo

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What

Cyclops Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus polyphemus)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

March 14, 2020 09:28 PM NZDT

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What

Brown Soldier Bug (Cermatulus nasalis)

Observer

tony_wills

Date

February 7, 2019 04:52 PM NZDT

Description

Liquid lunch.

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What

Australasian Green Shield Bug (Glaucias amyoti)

Observer

eain_si

Date

July 12, 2019 11:31 PM NZST

Description

Found on dried club of cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) at night.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 29, 2019

Description

Mason wasp egg on a knobbled orb weaver (Eriophora pustulosa) that fell from a nest I inadvertently destroyed when I opened the hut window :-(

Spider recorded in a separate observation.

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What

Golden Hunting Wasp (Sphictostethus nitidus)

Observer

emma-and-tom

Date

December 3, 2017 07:53 AM NZDT

Description

Flew into the house. We've seen a number of them recently on the house exterior and deck.

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Observer

robert_briggs

Date

May 22, 2019 04:13 PM NZST

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What

Green Orbweb Spider (Colaranea viriditas)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

March 24, 2019 12:49 PM NZDT

Description

Small 4/5mm, a male I think.

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What

New Zealand Mason Wasp (Pison spinolae)

Observer

bevan

Date

December 2018

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Observer

flossiepip

Date

August 14, 2018 05:24 PM NZST

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Observer

flossiepip

Date

September 20, 2018 01:00 PM NZST

Description

Brown

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What

Cyclops Jumping Spider (Opisthoncus polyphemus)

Observer

robert_briggs

Date

August 30, 2018 01:34 PM NZST

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What

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

July 19, 2018 03:18 PM NZST

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What

Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

July 2018

Description

Several tauhou foraging on old cowpats.

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What

Basket-cocoon Parasitoid (Meteorus pulchricornis)

Observer

grahame

Date

June 23, 2018

Description

Any guesses folks as to who used to live here.
Hanging from a fine thread from a branch.
5 - 10 mm long

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What

Australian Paper Wasp (Polistes humilis)

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

May 20, 2018 02:28 PM NZST

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Observer

flossiepip

Date

April 18, 2018 10:03 AM NZST

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What

Australian Paper Wasp (Polistes humilis)

Observer

flossiepip

Date

April 18, 2018 06:18 PM NZST

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Observer

flossiepip

Date

March 13, 2018 03:32 PM NZDT

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What

Golden Hunting Wasp (Sphictostethus nitidus)

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

April 11, 2017 11:52 AM NZST

Description

Dead - the parasite has been listed as a separate observation

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What

New Zealand Mantis (Orthodera novaezealandiae)

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

March 30, 2017 07:08 PM NZDT

Description

A rare sight at our place, almost all mantids are the South African sp

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What

Golden Hunting Wasp (Sphictostethus nitidus)

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

November 26, 2016 06:00 PM NZDT

Description

with paralyzed Uliodon albopunctatus prey

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Observer

dwilson

Date

October 11, 2016 05:56 PM NZDT

Description

Fly caught on window. Body length c.15mm.

I think this fly mimics a pompilid wasp. It is similar in size, coloration and movements to a pompilid in another Naturewatch observation from 8/10/16 at Mt Tamahunga.

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What

Scorpion-tailed Spiders (Genus Arachnura)

Observer

nakileigh

Date

August 30, 2016 06:48 PM NZST

Description

One spider seen on kiekie.

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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

February 20, 2015

Description

Ichneumonidae: Campopleginae: Campoletis sp. ?
male vigorously pursuing and displaying for female

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What

Northern Common Robber Fly (Neoitamus melanopogon)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

February 2016

Description

Predating what appears to be a soldier fly.

First image focus-stacked from 8 hand-held photographs at f4.

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

May 2016

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What

Tūī (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

June 2016

Description

Feeding on Callistemon flowers.

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What

Kererū (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

May 22, 2016

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What

Bristle Flies (Family Tachinidae)

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

January 8, 2016 01:22 AM NZDT

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What

House Spiders (Genus Badumna)

Observer

dwilson

Date

April 17, 2016

Place

Warkworth (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainbow skinks have been running up the wall today, and this one has been caught in the web of the spider.

The second photo was taken an hour later, and shows the spider trying to free the tail so that the skink can be pulled into the hole in the wall.

The space between the bricks is 10mm wide.