June 19, 2022

Back in New Zealand

Now happy to be back in New Zealand after having spent over 3 years back in England. Having a house built on the Mahakirau Forest Estate in the Coromandel ranges where I was previously based. Looking forward to continuing my studies into north island Lepidoptera - particularly working with Robert Hoare of Landcare Research on the New Zealand Arthropod Collection located in Auckland.

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November 21, 2016

Lepidoptera Reference Collection

It has now been nearly a year since we started to collect moths on the estate in order to identify the range of species and their relative abundance. The set specimens are then taxonomically arranged in entomological cabinets to form a reference collection. The images and associated data of identified species are entered into our naturewatch project for verification and to provide an additional record for others to access.

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