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Kowhai Moth Uresiphita maorialis

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Date

February 18, 2019 12:20 PM NZDT

Description

A plague of these busy stripping foliage from my Kowhai trees.

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Clock Cicada Kikihia horologium

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Date

February 18, 2019 12:09 PM NZDT

Description

Nearly dead, but still kicking

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Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

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Date

February 17, 2019 12:10 PM NZDT

Description

A pair obviously nesting nearby. Very vocal at times, but we did not look for the nest.

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Red Damselfly Xanthocnemis zealandica

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Date

February 17, 2019 12:57 PM NZDT

Description

On Scirpus, not plentiful on cloudy cooler day.

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Rushes Genus Juncus

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February 17, 2019 12:19 PM NZDT

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February 14, 2019 09:58 PM NZDT

Description

Lots of young stick insects on the Kanuka, they come out at night.

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New Zealand Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

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Date

February 13, 2019 11:03 AM NZDT

Description

This little bird posed for us over some minutes.

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Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

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Date

February 13, 2019 09:57 AM NZDT

Description

Growing trackside on bank under Dracophyllum

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Sun Orchids Genus Thelymitra

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Date

February 13, 2019 09:51 AM NZDT

Description

Many plants fruiting at this time.

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New Zealand Mason Wasp Pison spinolae

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Date

February 8, 2019 07:13 PM NZDT

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Tussock Cicada Kikihia angusta

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Date

February 10, 2019 09:07 AM NZDT

Description

This one flew inside, but saw many in the tussocks when we were out in the hills, just the same as this one, but couldn't manage to get a photo.

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katiew

Date

February 6, 2019 01:33 PM NZDT

Description

Growing at base of Prickly Shield Fern, Manuka overhead. A group of 3 plants, appearing light green in colour, yellow tip to labellum, long column pale in colour.

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Date

February 6, 2019 11:43 AM NZDT

Description

Growing from cup, base of stem bulbous.

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Spider Orchids Genus Corybas

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February 6, 2019 11:35 AM NZDT

Description

Distinctive kidney shaped leaf

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Greenhood Orchids Genus Pterostylis

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Date

February 6, 2019 11:18 AM NZDT

Description

Carey's Creek

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Spider Orchids Genus Corybas

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Date

February 6, 2019 10:15 AM NZDT

Description

Careys Creek, thousands of plants some with seed stalk.

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South Island Robin Petroica australis ssp. australis

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katiew

Date

February 6, 2019 10:12 AM NZDT

Description

Single bird, Carey's Creek

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Date

December 30, 2011 01:39 AM NZDT

Description

Gastrodia with black tipped labellum and long column, growing under Rhododendrons at Botanic Garden.

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Date

January 28, 2019 04:07 PM NZDT

Description

Previously posted in bud, now open flowers which clearly show the cream/yellow tip to the labellum and the long column.

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Large Crane Flies Family Tipulidae

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Date

January 25, 2019 02:47 PM NZDT

Description

Disturbed creature by lifting doormat. Noted vestigial wings. Further view added, showing antennae. Also added still from movie clip.

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Date

January 24, 2019 09:14 AM NZDT

Description

First flowers open in sun this morning, long column clearly visible just under the labellum.

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True Spittlebugs Family Aphrophoridae

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Date

January 20, 2019 03:13 PM NZDT

Description

Pale coloured winged insect on Coprosma

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January 20, 2019 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

Small grey coloured weevil on Coprosma

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January 20, 2019 03:07 PM NZDT

Description

Small black insect on Senecio flower

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Date

January 20, 2019 02:47 PM NZDT

Description

A tight grouping of 4 emerging Gastrodia in tight bud stage, growing on grass verge of roadway.

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Date

January 20, 2019 01:24 PM NZDT

Description

Growing under Rhododendron
Very close to where a Gastrodia "long column" grew about 10 years ago.

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Cabbage Tree Moth Epiphryne verriculata

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Date

January 20, 2019 01:54 PM NZDT

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Chilean Flame Creeper Tropaeolum speciosum

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Date

January 15, 2019 01:24 PM NZDT

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Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

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katiew

Date

January 12, 2019 03:55 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on drier ground. Cats ear alongside.

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Corn Spurrey Spergula arvensis

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katiew

Date

January 12, 2019 03:36 PM NZDT

Description

Very abundant in seeded pasture. Tangled growth habit, fine, almost feathery foliage with tiny white flowers.

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