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Wellington Tree Weta Hemideina crassidens

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zelun0903

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June 10, 2020 05:28 PM NZST

Description

Subadult male

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Black Tunnelweb Spider Porrhothele antipodiana

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June 10, 2020 05:18 PM NZST

Description

adult male

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Black Tunnelweb Spider Porrhothele antipodiana

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June 10, 2020 05:30 PM NZST

Description

different individual

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Black Tunnelweb Spider Porrhothele antipodiana

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June 10, 2020 05:31 PM NZST

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January 24, 2020 03:07 PM +13

Description

V. melanopterus Stål, 1863 (爪盾猎蝽属模式种)adult male specimen from Shenzhen given by friend.
One of the last specimen I made during Chinese New Year’s spare time before coming to NZ.
Slightly damaged during mailing, I had to stick back two tarsus (or was it one?) and both antennas. Forth segment (uncommonly less in Ectrichodiinae) of antenna also break off, had to fix that as well ;(
But great specimen over all... Big bulging eyes kinda adorable :P
Also, apparently it’s killed by Trigoniulus sp. fed to it, possibly suggesting extreme stenophagy—perhaps only feeding on one specific group of millipede.

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zelun0903

Date

February 22, 2020 06:00 PM +13

Description

Almost certainly a member of the genus Ploiaria.
Pleasure to observe and collect this mysterious species from the Auckland domain myself. (Though out in a cold rainy day, searching for insect on the ‘Lovers walk’ ALONE :D)
They seems to be doing quite well under the handrails of the bridge. Around 15 individual has been observed. Ploiaria ssp. appears to be quite rare in China, so it’s surprising how many there is here in one location at NZ. No nymph observed but a few molt has been seen.
I’ve got a few specimen from Melbourne that looks quite similar with this, hope this might gave an idea of where this mysterious species originate from.

P1–P8: all featuring different adult
P9–P11: featuring one individual observed on the web of Hexathele sp. ? Association (does this really count?)
between Emesinae and Myglamorphae spiders is something new for me.
P12: one of the molts seen (top right corner)
P13–14: environment they’re collected in.

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zelun0903

Date

April 15, 2018 09:44 PM NZST

Description

Could be C.lativentris
One of the first Reduviidae insect I found in the wild. Please excuse the bad quality of the picture, I wasn’t into these back then and this is the only footage I have left.

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Hide Beetle Dermestes maculatus

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zelun0903

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December 31, 2019 03:20 PM +13

Description

First observation of this species from Auckland?
Collected from a rotten corpse of some kind of mammal that I cannot tell what exactly it is today. The corpse is there for quite a long time, saw it in highly decomposed state about a week or two ago. Nothing is underneath it before except a bunch of Dipteran larvae.
Thought it’s some kind of Silphidae but then find out there’s none in NZ ಠ_ಠ

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zelun0903

Date

December 20, 2019 05:29 PM +13

Description

Collected in Cornwall Park yesterday during rain, hiding under bark.
Didn’t expect this guy to came up, I was trying to find some pseudo scorpions.

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Podoctid Harvestmen Family Podoctidae

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zelun0903

Date

February 13, 2019 08:58 PM +13

Description

Tough little boy (girl??)
Bonea sp. Podoctidae
Collected ten month ago at Victoria peak, HK (pic 1-3)
Kept as pet and are still alive! (pic 4-6)

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zelun0903

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February 12, 2019 06:50 PM +13

Description

T.walkeri adult male
If recalled correctly, was hiding under a block of concrete.

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February 11, 2019 05:11 AM UTC

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Gressitt's Mantis Tropidomantis gressitti

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February 9, 2019 09:00 AM UTC

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Roesel's Bush-Cricket Roeseliana roeselii

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July 6, 2019 03:27 PM CEST

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Lesser Meadow Katydids Genus Conocephalus

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July 6, 2019 05:52 PM CEST

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Lesser Stag Beetle Dorcus parallelipipedus

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July 6, 2019 04:47 PM CEST

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Devil's Coach Horse Beetle Ocypus olens

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July 6, 2019 03:50 PM CEST

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Devil's Coach Horse Beetle Ocypus olens

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July 6, 2019 03:47 PM CEST

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Smooth Newt Lissotriton vulgaris

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July 6, 2019 03:43 PM CEST

Description

Found under bark

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Pit Weevils Genus Psepholax

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December 26, 2018 07:15 PM +13

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December 26, 2018 09:44 PM +13

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December 26, 2018 02:27 PM +13

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

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December 26, 2018 09:44 PM +13

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Eastern White-tail Spider Lampona murina

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December 26, 2018 09:43 PM +13

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December 26, 2018 07:16 PM +13

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Bronze Hopper Helpis minitabunda

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December 26, 2018 06:00 PM +13

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Cyclops Jumping Spider Opisthoncus polyphemus

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December 26, 2018 05:58 PM +13

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December 26, 2018 05:27 PM +13

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Two-spotted Grass Bug Stenotus binotatus

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December 26, 2018 02:36 PM +13

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Smooth Hard-bodied Harvestmen Genus Nuncia

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zelun0903

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December 26, 2018 02:34 PM +13
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