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What

Carpet Moths Subfamily Larentiinae

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Noted on walls of camper van.

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What

New Zealand Looper Epyaxa rosearia

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Noted on ceiling of camper van. Wings greenish.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Another moth noted inside camper van....see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/27060670 for another species noted in the same location.

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What

New Zealand Looper Epyaxa rosearia

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Same individual with flash and without - one of many noted on walls of camper van (amazing, you leave the lights on and the door open and....)

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Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Noted on textured glass of communal kitchen entrance door in Holiday Park.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Noted on wall of Holiday Park communal kitchen.

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 23, 2019 06:48 PM NZST

Description

Noted on painted wall in Holiday Park communal kitchen.

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New Zealand Sea Lion Phocarctos hookeri

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 24, 2019 10:04 AM NZST

Description

One of of six individuals noted on beach or mooching about deep rock pools.

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What

New Zealand Sea Lion Phocarctos hookeri

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 24, 2019 10:04 AM NZST

Description

One of six individuals noted on beach or mooching about in deep rock pools (like this one).

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Observer

pjd1

Date

April 24, 2019 10:04 AM NZST

Description

Occasionally noted on damp sand on the landward side of the strandline on a long sandy beach. Specimens seen about 10 mm long, very active, oddly not seen under washed up seaweed, shells, drift wood - only noted on open stretches of sand.

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What

Patella Limpets and Allies Family Patellidae

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 24, 2019 10:04 AM NZST

Description

Common on volcanogenic (basaltic tuff?) rock exposed at low tide. Assumed adult and juvenile of same species but probably wrong on that guess.

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Twister Bellapiscis medius

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 24, 2019 10:04 AM NZST

Description

Common in rock pools exposed at low tide.

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Celery and Marshwort Genus Apium

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

= Apium aff. prostratum "slender" (also known as Apium aff. prostratum "white denticles").

Abundant along shaded banks, in muddy ground and amongst boulders (Waitemata Group Formation) in brackish / tidal portion of the Lucas Creek. Associated with Leptinella tenella, Isolepis cernua and Triglochin striata.

This is the widespread, apparently unnamed race of A. prostratum seeming endemic to New Zealand. For comparison with A. prostratum subsp. prostratum var. filiforme see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/3663726, https://inaturalist.nz/observations/6043447, https://inaturalist.nz/observations/9350404, other examples of this unnamed race are: - https://inaturalist.nz/observations/17362026, https://inaturalist.nz/observations/3712261, and https://inaturalist.nz/observations/26165130

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Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Locally common along banks and amongst boulders (Waitemata Group Formation) within tidal portion of creek.

Associated with Triglochin striata, Isolepis cernua and Apium aff. prostratum ("slender" / "white denticles").

This population, well known to local botanists is probably the largest one in the Auckland Region.

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What

False Hen and Chickens Fern Asplenium ×lucrosum

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Grrrr... some well intentioned person or 'restoration group' I am sure, has planted truck loads of this hybrid along the sides of Lucas Creek.

This image is of one of many plants seen, in this example planted along with Lomaria discolor and Dianella nigra.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Leaf spot fungus - images of abaxial leaf surface of host kawakawa (Piper excelsum subsp. excelsum), the adaxial surface of the infected leaf is spotted yellow where these sporulating structures are present beneath.

I see this one occasionally at this time of the year on kawakawa and wonder what it is.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14397 & D.J.Blanchon, PDD.

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What

Poisonpies Genus Hebeloma

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Common. Emergent from leaf litter under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) and hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Colonial. Fruiting bodies coriaceous, pileus smooth pale apricot to orange-grey. Gills whitish. Stipe firm, pale and somewhat cottony below gills other wise firm, pale orange.

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Laccarias Genus Laccaria

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Well I think so anyway.

Uncommon. Within grassland adjoining rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) dominated forest.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon. Noted in moderately decomposed leaf litter under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta). Pileus with a distinctly burning / acrid taste.

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What

Purple-veiled Slippery Jack Suillus luteus

Observer

pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 01:07 PM NZST

Description

Uncommon. Colonial fruiting bodies noted in grass under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta). Pileus pale chocolate brown, mucilaginous; underside yellow, stipe solid, white, flesh discolouring slightly when exposed (turning yellowish).

Same as this https://inaturalist.nz/observations/12288811 I think.

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pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 10:42 AM NZST

Description

Common on fallen titoki (Alectryon excelsus subsp. excelsus) branches. Small specimens admixed with Crocodia aurata and Parmotrema reticulatum. Photobiont green. Medulla white. Upper thallus tomentose, especially toward apices, without soredia, isidia or pseudocyphellae. Undersides (not shown) white with prominent pseudocyphellae.

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pjd1

Date

June 8, 2019 10:21 AM NZST

Description

Scattered vines growing above Gills Road and access point into Gills Reserve. Growing through masses of Jasminum polyanthum, a few flowers seen - these white. MPI staff present on this visit and they have independently reported this find.

See also: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/26368031 and https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15185681 - seemingly the first record (though unsupported by a voucher)

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14395, UNITEC 10775 (Duplicate: CHR)

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Observer

pjd1

Date

May 25, 2019 05:01 PM NZST

Description

Common in gumland scrub. Emergent under kahikatoa (Leptospermum aff. scoparium (a)), usually associated with dense turves of the moss Dicranoloma billardierei.

Pileus surface slimy. Also infected by another fungus - Hypomyces?

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Observer

pjd1

Date

May 25, 2019 01:08 PM NZST

Description

Locally common in regenerating rawirinui (Kunzea robusta) forest.

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What

Poisonpies Genus Hebeloma

Observer

pjd1

Date

May 25, 2019 05:01 PM NZST

Description

I think.

Fimrly coriaceous pileus with smooth honey-brown umbronate, gills pale apricot, stipe stout, white, fibrous. Occasional under kahikatoa (Leptospermum aff. scoparium (a)), emerging from Dicranolma billardierei.

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Frillworts Genus Fossombronia

Observer

pjd1

Date

May 26, 2019 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Terricolous on colluvium within Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) / kahikatoa (Leptospermum aff. scoparium (a)) grass / shrubland just above Mataia Stream.

Plants sterile so without DNA sequencing effectively impossible to say which species this is.

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

Observer

pjd1

Date

May 26, 2019 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Minute white fruiting body noted emerging from moss covered (probably Wjikia extenuata) log.

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pjd1

Date

May 26, 2019 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Occasional. In deep, well decomposed leaf litter under rawirinui (Kunzea robusta). Pileus and gills with distinct acrid / burning (hot) taste.

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What

Taurepo Rhabdothamnus solandri

Observer

pjd1

Date

May 26, 2019 10:59 AM NZST

Description

Common on colluvium above Mataia Stream. Most plants with an impressive seed set, which in this species, on the mainland of the North Island, is these days very unusual.

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Observer

pjd1

Date

May 25, 2019 11:40 AM NZST

Description

Corticolous on pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa). Common on this particular tree.

pper thallus smooth, without cracking or obvious maculae, uniformly grey-white (images of specimen in 'wet' state); margins of thallus sparsely ciliate (cilia mostly in lobe axils); soredia marginal, on linear, incised laciniae, often convolute; lower thallus surface black with a broad, glossy pale-brown, marginal zone; rhizines central, sparse, simple, black. Chemical Spot Tests: Cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ dirty-yellow-brown, C-.

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