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Splitgill Mushroom Schizophyllum commune

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 02:42 PM NZST

Description

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600. Growing on dead wood on the ground, under loose bark, in Jacqui Knight's butterfly garden.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 02:34 PM NZST

Description

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600. Several live larvae, beaten from flowering Acacia longifolia.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 02:29 PM NZST

Description

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600. Beaten from leaf and branch litter, under Lophostemon confertus.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 12:52 PM NZST

Description

476 Blockhouse Bay Rd, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600. Stuck to a sticky Rhododendron shrub.

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What

Lantana Plume Moth Lantanophaga pusillidactylus

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 12:08 PM NZST

Description

26 Tui St, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022. One live pupa extracted from among the bracts of a nonfruiting old flower head of Lantana montevidensis.

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What

False Sarsaparilla Hardenbergia violacea

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 11:27 AM NZST

Description

58 Walmer Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 29, 2021 11:16 AM NZST

Description

67 Moa Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022. On upper surface of leaves of cultivated Corokia plants.

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What

Giant Thrips Idolothrips spectrum

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 28, 2021 12:08 PM NZST

Description

Opposite 1435 Great North Rd, Waterview, Auckland 1026. Many nymphs (photos 3 and 4) and one adult thrips (photos 1 and 2), on windfall dead foliage of Eucalyptus sp. (photo 5).

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What

Lantana Plume Moth Lantanophaga pusillidactylus

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 28, 2021 11:02 AM NZST

Description

Street planting of Lantana montevidensis, out front of 53 Huia Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland 1022. One live pupa extracted from among the bracts of a nonfruiting old flower head, at the same site where I have previously observed adult moths on the same plants.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 27, 2021 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. On a planted nikau, in a garden bed out front of 40 Beach Rd ("Nesuto" apartments).

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What

Lantana Plume Moth Lantanophaga pusillidactylus

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 27, 2021 12:46 PM NZST

Description

Vicinity of 87 Gladstone Rd, Parnell, Auckland 1052. One live pupa extracted from among the bracts of a nonfruiting old flower head of Lantana montevidensis, at the same site where I have previously observed adult moths on the same plants. There is also wild L. camara in the vicinity.

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What

Ladder Brake Pteris vittata

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 26, 2021 01:59 PM NZST

Description

Okahu Bay, Orakei, Auckland. Still common on the outside walls of the toilet block.

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What

Lantana Plume Moth Lantanophaga pusillidactylus

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 26, 2021 12:28 PM NZST

Description

City campus of the University of Auckland, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. On Lantana montevidensis, at the same site where I have previously observed many adult moths on the same plants. There is also one cultivated L. camara plant in the vicinity.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 24, 2021 01:27 PM NZST

Description

City campus of the University of Auckland, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. One live moth resting by day on an outside wall of Maclaurin Chapel, below the same night light as in this observation. Possibly the same individual moth, but further down on the wall.

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What

Cis boleti

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 24, 2021 01:27 PM NZST

Description

City campus of the University of Auckland, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. One live beetle found by day on an outside wall of Maclaurin Chapel, below a night light. Possibly somewhat caught up in a spider web. Just a few metres away from a known breeding population of this species.

Body length 3 mm.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 24, 2021 01:04 PM NZST

Description

City campus of the University of Auckland, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010. Garden waste dump.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

April 29, 2021

Description

Line 19, trap 4. Pitfall trap.

Body length about 3 mm.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

April 27, 2021

Description

Line 10, trap 5. Pitfall trap.

Body length about 2.5 mm.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021

Description

Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216. One live adult weevil in a garden waste dump.

Body length about 1.5 mm.

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What

Banksia Leaf-Miner Stegommata sulfuratella

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 12:31 PM NZST

Description

Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216. Live adult moths resting on the lower surface of leaves of heavily infested Banksia integrifolia trees.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 12:23 PM NZST

Description

Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216. Live adults beaten from a cultivated Grevillea sp. shrub.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 12:00 PM NZST

Description

Waikato River at Cobham Bridge, Bader/Hamilton East, Hamilton. Two live shrimp observed swimming in the shallows of the river margin.

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Birds

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What

Birds Class Aves

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 11:53 AM NZST

Description

Waikato River at Cobham Bridge, Bader/Hamilton East, Hamilton. Footprints on the shore of the river.

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Square

What

Southern Ladybird Cleobora mellyi

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 11:27 AM NZST

Description

Peacockes Reserve Esplanade, Bader, Hamilton 3206. A few live adults, possibly overwintering, beaten from various trees.

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What

Silver Wattle Acacia dealbata

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 18, 2021 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Peacockes Reserve Esplanade, Bader/Hamilton East, Hamilton. One conspicuous patch of trees, growing on a steep bank of the Waikato River.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 7, 2021

Description

Line 21, trap 1. Pitfall trap.

Length about 9 mm (see photo 3).

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 10, 2021

Description

Line 19, trap 1. FIT.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 6, 2021

Description

Line 18, trap 3. FIT.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 6, 2021

Description

Line 18, trap 1. FIT.

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Square

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 6, 2021

Description

Line 18, trap 5. FIT.

Wing length about 7 mm.

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