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Grey Warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 19, 2018 09:55 PM +13

Description

One of two fledgling riroriro being fed by adults in beech forest on river bank.

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Korikori Ranunculus insignis

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 21, 2018

Description

In subalpine scrub on the 'track' from Waipawa Saddle down to the head of the Waipawa River.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 20, 2018

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White Mountain Daisy Celmisia incana

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 6, 2019 09:13 PM +13

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Silver-sided Sector Spider Zygiella x-notata

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 9, 2019

Description

Wrapping up a small beetle at dusk.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 4, 2019

Description

Masses of these growing abundantly in the seepages around the top of Knights Track.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 5, 2019

Description

Shape and colour of pronotum suggests C. variegata, not C. hilaris. Location is consistent with the distribution records in Watt (1974). Would be good to see some photographs of indisputable C. hilaris for comparison.

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Maori Onions Genus Bulbinella

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 4, 2019

Description

Not sure which species — B. hookeri and B. gibbsii var. balanifera both grow on the tops of the Ngamoko Range. Any pointers to distinguishing characteristics would be much appreciated.

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Blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 27, 2018

Description

Blackbird sunning itself on the lawn. Photographed through window glass.

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Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 5, 2019

Description

Good-sized trout in several pools between Leon Kinvig hut and the small gorge about half an hour downstream. All the trout observed had this distinct red stripe running along the middle of the body.

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Dwarf Gentians Genus Gentianella

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 6, 2019

Description

Common along the track through the leatherwood.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 6, 2019 01:00 PM NZDT

Description

On Gentianella, in the leatherwood zone on Knights Track on the western side of the Ngamoko Range.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

January 1, 2019 05:18 PM NZDT

Description

One of several small, paralysed spiders on the kitchen floor immediately below the screw hole in the table where a mason wasp (Pison spinolae) was sealing up its nest.

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Capebells Genus Wahlenbergia

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 19, 2018 03:51 PM NZDT

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pohanginapete

Date

December 16, 2018 01:32 PM NZDT

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 19, 2018 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

A patch of these a short way up the track behind the hut to the tops.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 16, 2018 07:19 PM NZDT

Description

About the size of a thumbnail as shown in the photo. Flying late evening; scrub on the edge of beech forest at about 1200 metres.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 16, 2018 03:31 PM NZDT

Description

On rock beneath water tank stand. Tips of wings damaged.

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Blue Duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 18, 2018 07:00 AM NZDT

Description

First seen in pool opposite hut; swam downstream to this point, then re-entered the river and swam out of sight downstream. Silent, so sex undetermined.

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Blue Duck Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 20, 2018 09:38 AM NZDT

Description

Flushed from beneath a large boulder at the water's edge. Remained silent, so sex undetermined. Moulting.

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Narrow Leaved Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 11, 2018 05:02 PM +13

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North Island Tomtit Petroica macrocephala ssp. toitoi

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 10, 2018 03:12 PM +13

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pohanginapete

Date

December 10, 2018 03:04 PM +13

Description

On Knights Track, Ruahine FP. Mixed beech forest.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 5, 2018

Description

Outside back door.

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Scotch Thistle Gall Fly Urophora stylata

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 5, 2018 10:14 AM +13

Description

Several of these on the heads of a small group of Scotch thistles.

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Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

November 21, 2018 03:12 PM +13

Description

Sitting on a tawa branch about 3m above the ground. Being mobbed by a pair of popokatea (whitehead), a piwakawaka (fantail), and a blackbird.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 3, 2018 02:01 PM +13

Description

On frame of open window

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Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 3, 2018 03:54 PM +13

Description

The five bumps on the abdomen are not obvious in the photo (a hint of one on the left), but they were present.

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Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 3, 2018 12:25 PM +13

Description

On Scotch thistle leaf

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Entelegyne Spiders Infraorder Entelegynae

Observer

pohanginapete

Date

December 3, 2018 12:31 PM +13

Description

Under small log in shaded pasture.

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