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What

European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)

Observer

ben01

Date

January 2022

Description

Images 1 and 2 are from 8/12/18; Images 3-6 show the same nest, removed from windowsill and dissected, 19 Jan 2022.

Te Atatu South, Auckland.

European Woolcarder Bee - Photo (c) Rob Curtis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)
Added on January 19, 2022
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What

European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)

Observer

graeme_hill

Date

January 13, 2022 05:05 PM NZDT

Description

Fluffy silky serpentine case with hard brown pea-like inclusions. Found between window and window housing, Kaimais.
Nothing alive therein. Empty hatched brown pea-like inclusions.

European Woolcarder Bee - Photo (c) Rob Curtis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: European Woolcarder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)
Added on January 19, 2022
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What

Chatham Islands Red Admiral (Vanessa gonerilla ssp. ida)

Observer

butterfly4

Date

December 20, 2021 09:49 AM +13

Description

Wonderfully common in North if Chathams sunbathing along track to seal colony! Gorgeous

Chatham Islands Red Admiral - Photo (c) Lloyd Esler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Chatham Islands Red Admiral (Vanessa gonerilla ssp. ida)
Added on December 21, 2021
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What

Glade Copper (Lycaena feredayi)

Observer

butterfly4

Date

November 24, 2021 12:43 PM +13

Description

Many on roadside flowers on warm day with s rambling pohuehue common nearby

Glade Copper - Photo (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: Glade Copper (Lycaena feredayi)
Added on November 24, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

edwinmassey

Date

May 1, 2019 10:29 AM HST

Description

Unknown ladybird -is it a harlequin?

Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

lucybug

Date

January 3, 2019 11:25 AM NZDT
Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

kater_nz

Date

December 4, 2020

Description

Am informed it moved quite fast & had a lot of white on it's face & head than what's usually been seen (thanks Danae)!

Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

ruby_ogden

Date

March 2, 2021 02:28 PM +13

Description

Ladybird on Golden Tatura in an Orchard. Wanting to know what species it is

Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

pandionidae

Date

April 7, 2021 03:39 PM NZST
Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

nessmander

Date

May 6, 2021 12:32 PM NZST

Description

Ladybirds in almost all parts of the lifecycle! There are hundreds on this fence along with thousands of aphids...
Such a weird sight.

Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)

Observer

charlinethompson

Date

May 9, 2021 02:12 PM NZST
Asian Lady Beetle - Photo (c) Paolo Mazzei, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
Added on November 09, 2021
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What

Winter Copper (Lycaena 'canterbury common copper')

Observer

butterfly4

Date

October 17, 2021 12:00 PM +13

Description

Feeding on flowers of Convolvulus

Copper Butterflies - Photo (c) 4Crewe, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Stewart Armstrong
bugman-nz's ID: Copper Butterflies (Genus Lycaena)
Added on October 18, 2021
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What

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Observer

elviradelange

Date

April 17, 2021 01:28 PM HST
Northern Lapwing - Photo (c) 조흥상, all rights reserved
bugman-nz's ID: Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Added on September 14, 2021
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What

Yellow Admiral (Vanessa itea)

Observer

mrutherford

Date

September 9, 2021 02:37 PM NZST
Yellow Admiral - Photo (c) Dean Morley, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
bugman-nz's ID: Yellow Admiral (Vanessa itea)
Added on September 12, 2021
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Observer

vanessy_nz

Date

September 3, 2019 01:21 PM NZST
Cantuaria - Photo (c) James Tweed, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Genus Cantuaria, a member of Spiny Trapdoor Spiders (Family Idiopidae)
Added on August 27, 2021
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Observer

lisaduff1

Date

September 3, 2019 01:37 PM NZST
Cantuaria - Photo (c) James Tweed, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Genus Cantuaria, a member of Spiny Trapdoor Spiders (Family Idiopidae)
Added on August 27, 2021
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What

Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)

Observer

petertorrsmith

Date

January 1, 2021 04:59 PM +13
Moreton Bay Fig - Photo (c) Xerxes Saher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla)
Added on August 14, 2021
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What

Katipō (Latrodectus katipo)

Observer

arnim

Date

July 2021

Description

The bulk of this katipo web is underground - at least 80% of the web is covered over in sand, which is ideal for keeping the spider warmer on these frosty mornings. other katipo seen this day were very lethargic. Not this one.

Katipō - Photo (c) Steve Attwood, all rights reserved
bugman-nz's ID: Katipō (Latrodectus katipo)
Added on July 05, 2021
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What

Pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia australis)

Observer

butterfly4

Date

June 13, 2021 01:20 PM NZST

Description

With leaf mine of Zapyrastra calliphanes caterpillar; Summit Road; Port Hills ; Christchurch;

Pohuehue - Photo (c) john_barkla, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by John Barkla
bugman-nz's ID: Pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia australis)
Added on June 13, 2021
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Observer

arnim

Date

May 23, 2021 11:08 AM NZST

Description

We watched this beetle walking in small circles for some minutes. No apparent physical damage.

Ground Beetles - Photo (c) Denis Doucet, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
bugman-nz's ID: Ground Beetles (Family Carabidae)
Added on May 25, 2021
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What

Whitebanded Orbweb Spider (Zealaranea crassa)

Observer

rmccool

Date

March 29, 2021 07:54 AM NZDT

Description

Photo credit - Finn McCool

Tags

Whitebanded Orbweb Spider - Photo (c) steve_kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
bugman-nz's ID: Whitebanded Orbweb Spider (Zealaranea crassa)
Added on April 03, 2021
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Observer

grobertshaw

Date

March 9, 2021 03:16 PM +13

Description

This is about 2mm long. Found in an insect trap on a manuka/kanuka tree

Idris - Photo (c) John and Kendra Abbott, all rights reserved, uploaded by John Abbott
bugman-nz's ID: Genus Idris, a member of Narrow-waisted Wasps, Ants, and Bees (Suborder Apocrita)
Added on March 15, 2021
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Observer

butterfly4

Date

January 8, 2021 11:22 AM NZDT

Description

Abundant flying by day in diverse cushion-turf of mostly indigenous plants

Arctesthes catapyrrha - Photo (c) Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd., some rights reserved (CC BY)
bugman-nz's ID: Arctesthes catapyrrha, a member of Carpet Moths (Subfamily Larentiinae)
Added on January 11, 2021
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What

Copper Butterflies (Genus Lycaena)

Observer

butterfly4

Date

October 14, 2020 11:43 AM +13
Copper Butterflies - Photo (c) 4Crewe, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Stewart Armstrong
bugman-nz's ID: Copper Butterflies (Genus Lycaena)
Added on October 14, 2020
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What

Winter Copper (Lycaena 'canterbury common copper')

Observer

butterfly4

Date

August 15, 2020 04:01 PM NZST

Description

Charlesworth Reserve, Christchurch City; courting pair beside population of scrambling pohuehue over saltmarsh ribbonwood. Watched over three days - surviving frosty mornings and sunny days!

Winter Copper - Photo (c) Brian Patrick, all rights reserved
bugman-nz's ID: Winter Copper (Lycaena 'canterbury common copper')
Added on August 17, 2020
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What

Katipō (Latrodectus katipo)

Observer

arnim

Date

May 2020

Description

Distinctly brown = gravid. [note that this is not mentioned in the literature, although @bugman-nz was already aware of it when I first came to this conclusion 5-6 years ago]

Katipō - Photo (c) Steve Attwood, all rights reserved
bugman-nz's ID: Katipō (Latrodectus katipo)
Added on June 06, 2020
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Date

May 7, 2020

Description

Totally unsure of the breed, seems unuasual and not seen before

Tirumala hamata hamata - Photo (c) geofflot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: Tirumala hamata ssp. hamata, a member of Blue Wanderer (Tirumala hamata)
Added on May 23, 2020
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Observer

jordysoole

Date

May 9, 2020 11:39 AM NZST
Tirumala hamata hamata - Photo (c) geofflot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: Tirumala hamata ssp. hamata, a member of Blue Wanderer (Tirumala hamata)
Added on May 23, 2020
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Observer

kate641

Date

May 19, 2020 12:24 PM NZST
Tirumala hamata hamata - Photo (c) geofflot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: Tirumala hamata ssp. hamata, a member of Blue Wanderer (Tirumala hamata)
Added on May 23, 2020
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Observer

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.

Tirumala hamata hamata - Photo (c) geofflot, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
bugman-nz's ID: Tirumala hamata ssp. hamata, a member of Blue Wanderer (Tirumala hamata)
Added on May 23, 2020
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