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Pinkgills Genus Entoloma

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ethan_attridge

Date

June 29, 2020 02:23 PM NZST

Description

Found in beech and pine forest less than ~10m above sea level. It had just been raining for awhile, which may affect the appearance

Ray-finned Fishes

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Ray-finned Fishes Class Actinopterygii

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

June 29, 2020 09:13 PM NZST

Description

Friend caught this with a net off a jetty in mistletoe bay, at about 9 or 10PM. He said there were a lot of them there but I didn’t get to see.

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New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

June 29, 2020 08:36 PM NZST

Description

Was doing an investigation about zonation patterns and substrate preferences in P. elongatus on year 13 biology camp. They’re a species of Porcelain crab, which are closer related to squat lobsters than to true crabs (Brachyura). They show a fascinating phenomenon called carcinisation, observable across several decapod families, where very distantly related species evolve to be morphologically similar to true crabs. Anyway, my data showed that they inhabit the intertidal zone on rocky shores, seldom straying further than 3m from the water at low tide. They prefer large rocks for shelter. This is a big advantage combined with the fact that they are mostly filter feeders, and don’t have to move outside their rock as long as they’re submerged often enough to get food and not desiccate, because they don’t have to use energy chasing food, won’t run out of stationary food, and are protected from predators like seagulls by the rock they live under.

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New Zealand Half Crab Petrolisthes elongatus

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

July 3, 2020 11:18 AM NZST

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Hare's Foot Inkcap Coprinopsis lagopus

Observer

ethan_attridge

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June 28, 2020 09:51 AM NZST

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Scurfy Twiglet Tubaria furfuracea

Observer

ethan_attridge

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June 28, 2020 09:50 AM NZST

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

May 5, 2020 04:14 PM NZST

Description

Female mantis chewing through a still living male mantis. Was pretty amazing to just see it happening on the wall outside!

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Osage-Orange Maclura pomifera

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ethan_attridge

Date

April 30, 2020 04:30 PM NZST

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Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

April 13, 2020 01:42 PM NZST

Description

Looked like Badumna Longinqua but generally thinner than the ones I’ve seen. Maybe it’s a different sex than the others or a different species. It was in the process of consuming a bee when I found it.

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

Observer

ethan_attridge

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April 12, 2020 09:46 AM NZST

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Ants Family Formicidae

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

April 7, 2020 03:17 PM NZST

Description

If kind of a slight striped abdomen under the wings.

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New Zealand Mantis Orthodera novaezealandiae

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

April 6, 2020 09:38 PM NZST

Description

Interesting red eyes. It landed on our cat’s water bowl at about 8pm and was very active, walking around the bowl and into the water

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Burnt Pine Longhorn Arhopalus ferus

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

March 12, 2020 02:09 PM +13

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

Observer

ethan_attridge

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March 4, 2020 08:03 AM +13

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ethan_attridge

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February 7, 2020 11:25 PM +13

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Green Planthopper Siphanta acuta

Observer

ethan_attridge

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February 1, 2020 11:59 AM +13

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Buff-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus terrestris

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ethan_attridge

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January 11, 2020 11:29 AM +13

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Lesser Meadow Katydids Genus Conocephalus

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ethan_attridge

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January 27, 2020 07:24 PM +13

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ethan_attridge

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January 27, 2020 10:19 PM +13

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Soft Shore Isopod Scyphax ornatus

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

January 11, 2020 10:06 AM +13

Description

~1.25cm long

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False Katipo Steatoda capensis

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

January 14, 2020 11:16 AM +13

Description

There were about 5 of these little critters under a wooden plank in our seldom attended to garden. Photos are of 4 of them, another was smaller and had some white markings but it escaped before it could be photographed

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Sand Porina Wiseana signata

Observer

ethan_attridge

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January 6, 2020 01:05 PM +13

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Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae

Observer

ethan_attridge

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January 6, 2020 01:04 PM +13

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ethan_attridge

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January 4, 2020 05:18 PM +13

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ethan_attridge

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January 3, 2020 07:21 PM +13

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Cobweb Spiders Family Theridiidae

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

December 31, 2019 09:10 AM +13

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Northern Wattle Moth Dasypodia cymatodes

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

December 24, 2019 04:55 PM +13

Description

About 10cm wingspan. Absolutely beautiful little thing, it flew into the house after I disturbed tidying up a pile of old stuff outside.

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

December 15, 2019 02:23 PM +13

Description

Wasn’t able to get a better photo but it looked exactly like a few other grey house spiders I’ve seen at this time of year around the outside of the house.

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White Porch Spider Cryptachaea gigantipes

Observer

ethan_attridge

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December 16, 2019 09:50 PM +13

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Porina Genus Wiseana

Observer

ethan_attridge

Date

November 3, 2019 09:02 AM +13

Description

Found dead but either newly so or impeccably preserved.

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