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huhu Prionoplus reticularis

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aunty

Date

November 24, 2014

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stho002

Date

November 24, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, 114 Anzac Avenue. See Street View (tree above bench in middle of view). Same tree as AK300819 and AK340200.

Identification: Hakea archaeoides W.R.Barker, 1999. ID confirmed by E.K. Cameron (pers. comm.)

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Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) Tadorna variegata

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nicholasmaynenz

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November 24, 2014 03:14 PM NZDT

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Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) Acca sellowiana

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nicholasmaynenz

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November 23, 2014 06:35 PM NZDT

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Grand Skink Oligosoma grande

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peterus23

Date

November 4, 2014 08:40 PM NZDT

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(Somewhere...)

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stho002

Date

November 19, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, Albert Park

Habitat: Podocarpus totara. A heavy infestation of aphids on a cultivated tree.

Identification: Neophyllaphis totarae Cottier, 1953

REFERENCES
Cottier, W. 1953: Aphids of New Zealand.
New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research bulletin, (106) Full bulletin (PDF) on BUGZ [See p. 312, and figs. 88, 89]

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stho002

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, Symonds Street, St Paul's Church

Habitat: Ficus microcarpa. On leaf bud.

Identification: Greenidea ficicola Takahashi, 1921

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Tuatara Sphenodon punctatus

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ctnash

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February 9, 2003 12:00 PM AEST

Description

One captive specimen seen.

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

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Pink rock orchid Thelychiton kingianum

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

Epitree will know this one.

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Yunnan Cowslip Primula prolifera

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

Primula prolifera growing in damp ground beside a pond.

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Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

Description

I think this is fasciation.

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wood ferns Genus Dryopteris

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aunty

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November 6, 2014

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Japanese tassel fern Polystichum polyblepharum

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aunty

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November 6, 2014

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Little hard fern Blechnum penna-marina

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aunty

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November 6, 2014

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helecho perejil Asplenium aethiopicum

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

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Mother Shield Fern Polystichum proliferum

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aunty

Date

November 6, 2014

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stho002

Date

November 3, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, courtyard at 26-40 Galway Street

Habitat: Cynara sp. in a plant pot. On underside of leaf. Ovipositing into an aphid, in evening (about 1945 hrs).

Identification: Aphidius ervi Haliday, 1834. ID a little tentative at species level.

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stho002

Date

November 2, 2014

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Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, courtyard at 26-40 Galway Street

Habitat: Cynara sp. in a plant pot. Leaves heavily mined. Several adult flies observed on leaves in evening (about 1845 hrs). The one collected was a male. One adult female fly (not figured) emerged overnight from puparium in mine.

Identification: Phytomyza syngenesiae (Hardy, 1849). ID a little tentative because the fine diagnostic details of the genitalia are difficult to determine.

NOTE: Cynara is not one of the known host plants in N.Z. (Plant-SyNZ), and there are no agromyzid records from Cynara.

REFERENCES
Winkler, I.S.; Scheffer, S.J.; Mitter, C. 2009: Molecular phylogeny and systematics of leaf-mining flies (Diptera: Agromyzidae): delimitation of
Phytomyza Fallén sensu lato and included species groups, with new insights on morphological and host-use evolution. Systematic entomology, 34(2): 260-292. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2008.00462.x [Authority for current combination as Phytomyza syngenesiae]

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lek

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

I thought it might be some kind of small flowered forget-me-not. It was growing wild in a weedy area on the side of a gravel road.

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Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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Spur Winged Plover Vanellus miles ssp. novaehollandiae

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

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parobbert

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October 19, 2014

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Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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North Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. placabilis

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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White-faced Heron Egretta novaehollandiae

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parobbert

Date

October 19, 2014

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Nurseryweb Spider Dolomedes minor

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nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 30, 2014 07:22 PM NZDT

Description

A large dolomedes spider I found under a tray of plants in my nursary. I would love to know if it is D. minor or D. aquaticus.