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Waratah Anemone Actinia tenebrosa

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 29, 2020 01:38 PM NZST

Description

Hundreds of these of varying sizes about.

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New Zealand Paddle Worm Eulalia microphylla

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 29, 2020 01:41 PM NZST

Description

Found in shallow rock pool at low tide. About 20cm long and 4mm wide. Moving fairly quickly.

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Cyaneid Jellies Family Cyaneidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 29, 2020 01:06 PM NZST

Description

Biggest one I’ve ever seen!

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Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 23, 2020 02:11 PM NZST

Description

Found in open grassland near beach forest. Several of these dotted around

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What

Coral Fungi Genus Ramaria

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 23, 2020 12:14 PM NZST

Description

Found in beech forest near a stream

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Webcaps Genus Cortinarius

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 23, 2020 11:35 AM NZST

Description

Found broken in beech forest about 5m from a stream. Blue colouration amazing! No other similar fungi nearby.

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What

Coprinellus Sect. Micacei Section Micacei

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:34 PM NZST

Description

There have been two or three crops of these come up in the same spot already this year. Each crop is very short-lived and turns to mush within days. They are growing on the site of an old magnolia tree stump. Not sure about ID

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Chip Cherries Leratiomyces ceres

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:31 PM NZST

Description

In raspberry patch

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What

House Flies and Allies Family Muscidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:56 AM NZST

Description

On wooden fence

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What

Golden-brown Jumping Spider Trite auricoma

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:55 AM NZST

Description

Found under lid of chicken coop

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Cobweb Spiders Family Theridiidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:30 PM NZST

Description

Several of these under a terracotta tile. Only a few mm long. Legs seem to be folded back so their “knees” are over the front of the abdomen.

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Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:30 PM NZST

Description

Very small. Under terracotta tile

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What

Minute Black Scavenger Flies Family Scatopsidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:30 PM NZST

Description

Tiny, only a couple of mm, hence poor photo quality. Under terracotta tile

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Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Basking in sun on wall of house

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What

Winter Crane Flies Family Trichoceridae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:40 PM NZST

Description

On bathroom wall

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What

Typical Crane Flies Superfamily Tipuloidea

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 13, 2020 04:40 PM NZST

Description

On bathroom wall. About 5cm from top of front legs to top of rear legs.

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Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 9, 2020 11:21 AM NZST

Description

Near the tap beside the water tank on the pineapple track.

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What

German Wasp Vespula germanica

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

May 7, 2020 12:23 PM NZST

Description

A queen! Absolutely massive, about 3cm from antennae to tip of abdomen and quite fat. Found inside house, probably came in with firewood. We usually find two or three of these in our woodpile over the course of each winter.

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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 29, 2020 08:46 AM NZST

Description

Terrible photos, sorry. Found inside house. Waved front pair of legs constantly. Small metallic gold patches on abdomen.

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Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 27, 2020 12:41 PM NZST

Description

Found inside. Missing one pedipalp

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What

Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 20, 2020 01:41 PM NZST

Description

On garden wall

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Square

What

Typical Spiders Suborder Araneomorphae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 19, 2020 04:00 PM NZST

Description

Inside compost bin. Ran away when I tried to get a better photo.

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Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 14, 2020 07:45 PM NZST

Description

Found inside house climbing up a curtain. Captured and released. One photo taken from underside.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 11, 2020 04:01 PM NZST

Description

Resting on windowsill

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House Flies and Allies Family Muscidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:52 PM NZST

Description

On side of house

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House Flies and Allies Family Muscidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:51 PM NZST

Description

On side of house

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What

Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:51 PM NZST

Description

Found in tub of cow dung. Does anybody know what the little red “horns” are?

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What

Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:49 PM NZST

Description

On feijoa bush. Heaps of these around this year but hardly seen them in previous years

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What

European Harvestman Phalangium opilio

Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:48 PM NZST

Description

On garden wall

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Observer

emma_curtin

Date

April 10, 2020 05:47 PM NZST

Description

Very small - finger for scale in one photo. On garden wall

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