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What

Totara (Podocarpus totara) Podocarpus totara

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 24, 2014 07:22 PM NZDT

Description

Seedlings in my nursary. The seeds made an earlier observation: www.inaturalist.org/observations/988767

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Observer

stho002

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Domain

Leaves large, roughly textured and hairy.

Identification: Pelargonium cordifolium (Cav.) Curtis, 1791

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Carpet Beetle (Nathrenus verbasci) Nathrenus verbasci

Observer

harrydormer

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

3-4mm. On wood by garden.

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Rough Tree Fern (Dicksonia squarrosa) Dicksonia squarrosa

Observer

robbie_v

Date

September 29, 2014

Description

Any help with this specimen for my herbarium collection?

Found in the University of Auckland Gardens

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Observer

stho002

Date

October 15, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, Albert Park

Habitat: Quercus sp. On underside of new growth leaf in evening (~1945 hrs).

Identification: Myzocallis castanicola Baker, 1917

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Draparnaud's Glass-snail Oxychilus draparnaudi

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 23, 2014 10:13 AM NZDT

Description

Found under a pot in my nursery. Blue colouring.

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Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Observer

parobbert

Date

October 18, 2014

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Auckland tree weta Hemideina thoracica

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

My wife found this while weeding her garden. She decided to take a break after that!

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Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

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German Wasp (Vespula germanica) Vespula germanica

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

An abandoned wild hive. I was told about this hive last summer but I could not find it until a bio-security contractor pointed it out to me.

Like all wild hives these days it would have been knocked out by veroa mite over the winter.

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Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

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Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

This is the second in a pair that has settled onto land being developed as a retirement village.

The other is: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1018048

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What

Pied stilt-black stilt hybrid Himantopus leucocephalus x novaezelandiae

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

I am sure the experts here will have something to say about this :)

It is one of a pair that has settled recently on land being developed into a retirement village.

The other is: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1018049

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Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

October 12, 2014

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Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

stho002

Date

October 11, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

3 large trees.

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Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

mbnzt

Date

October 10, 2014 03:00 PM NZDT

Description

Mostly flitting between parsley plants, swan plant briefly, but also sat on bare soil for a few minutes. And other seemingly random plants.

Condition: old
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: Parsley mainly
Weather: Sunny and warm.
Site: Home vege garden

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Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) Digitalis purpurea

Observer

scobden

Date

October 8, 2014

Description

I saw this plant in the middle of my garden and I would like to know what it is please?

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What

kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

ashton-nz

Date

October 7, 2014

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Observer

stho002

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Albert Park

Habitat: On Araucaria heterophylla.

Identification: Eriococcus araucariae Maskell, 1879

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Observer

joscat

Date

October 4, 2014

Description

Spiral Curled prominent antennae. small but noticeable mandibles. black body, long heavy black legs with small spines on hind legs. irridescent grey wings. 2cm long.
Possibly spider hunting wasp Hymenoptera Pompilidae?

https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug/bugs-with-legs/6-legs/bees-and-wasps/spider-hunting-wasps

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Genus Steatoda Genus Steatoda

Observer

harrydormer

Date

the past

Description

Spider I found at work. Excuse the bad quality photo, it was moving very fast. Its legs have orange and black bands and there are pairs of white dots on its abdomen.

ID help please!

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Shining Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus ssp. lucidus

Observer

nickg-nz

Date

September 20, 2014 02:23 AM NZST

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Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

Observer

anrkyal

Date

October 2, 2014

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Goldfish Carassius auratus

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

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Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

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Kiekie Freycinetia banksii

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

A really tall specimen; reaching to the canopy.

Plants

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Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

Description

Moss draping many of the Totara.

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Tawa (Beilschmiedia tawa) Beilschmiedia tawa

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

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Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014

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Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

September 28, 2014