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Animals Kingdom Animalia

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jtweed

Date

September 16, 2019 08:30 AM NZST

Description

~32 cm long parasitic worm that emerged from a Mecodema sculptuartum. The beetle was found wandering around during the day and then overnight the worm emerged from it. The beetle was still alive and active despite the damage to it's abdomen (visible in the 2nd and 3rd photos).

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 15, 2019 06:30 PM NZST

Description

Under log in regenerating bush. I'm pretty positive it's a Cycloctenus but it seems to be quite dark with different markings than the ones I'm used to seeing

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jtweed

Date

September 15, 2019 06:22 PM NZST

Description

Found in leaf-litter sample.

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Square

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 04:14 PM NZST

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What

South Island Tomtit Petroica macrocephala ssp. macrocephala

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 02:18 PM NZST

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jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 01:49 PM NZST

Description

Beneath a rock near another individual guarding eggs (separate observation). Presumably the male of a mating pair. I think it's most likely M. fultoni but not 100% sure.

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jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 01:48 PM NZST

Description

Guarding eggs in a nest chamber beneath a rock. Presumably female. Accompanied by another individual which may have been the male (see separate observation). I think it's most likely M. fultoni but not 100% sure.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in regenerating kanuka.

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Square

What

Southern Ant Chelaner antarcticum

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 01:29 PM NZST

Description

Queen ant found in nest under rock. Relatively large species (queen probably 6-7 mm, workers probably 3-4 mm). Sorry for the poor quality photo.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 12:57 PM NZST

Description

Under rock in regenerating bush.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 01:09 PM NZST

Description

Growing on the underside of a rotten log.

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What

Concealer Moths Family Oecophoridae

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 12, 2019 08:50 PM NZST

Description

Resting on car at night in the middle of the Octagon.

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Square

What

River Eels Genus Anguilla

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 14, 2019 04:05 PM NZST

Description

Foraging in the estuary. I think it's probably a longfin based on it's size (~1m) but not 100% sure.

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jtweed

Date

September 8, 2019 01:42 PM NZST

Description

Found clustered under rock in beech forest.

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jtweed

Date

September 8, 2019 12:00 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in clearing amongst beech forest. Identified using the Landcare Carabid image gallery.

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What

Moss Beetles Family Byrrhidae

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 9, 2019 12:00 PM NZST

Description

under rock in beech forest. My initial thought was a Chrysomelid but not 100% certain.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 8, 2019 12:03 PM NZST

Description

Under rock in clearing among beech forest.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 8, 2019 10:32 AM NZST

Description

Under rock in beech forest.

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jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 06:40 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in tussock/flax scrub. I think it's probably Mecodema morio due to it's smallish size and where it was found.

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What

Woodland Ground Beetles Tribe Pterostichini

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 06:18 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in regenerating bush.

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jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 05:39 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in native bush. Finally tracked this species down. Two specimens found in the same spot. Didn't find any others during the rest of the walk.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 05:37 PM NZST

Description

Found in regenerating flax/dracophyllum scrub.

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What

Woodland Ground Beetles Tribe Pterostichini

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 05:25 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in tussock/flax scrub.

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Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 12:43 PM NZST

Description

Mating pair found along track.

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What

Haumakaroa Raukaua simplex

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 12:37 PM NZST

Description

Emerging from flax/dracophyllum scrub.

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What

South Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 11:40 AM NZST

Description

Seen feeding alongside track.

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Square

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 11:26 AM NZST

Description

Found in burrow under rock.

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Square

What

Intertidal Spiders Family Desidae

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 11:24 AM NZST

Description

Found under rock.

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What

South Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. punctatus

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 10:46 AM NZST

Description

Pair seen feeding alongside track.

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What

Woodland Ground Beetles Tribe Pterostichini

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 1, 2019 10:26 AM NZST

Description

Found under rock in regenerating bush. I think it's either Megadromus or Neoferonia but not sure. I've added two other observations of the same species.

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