Two extensive areas growing on mesh fence as ornamental vine. One seedling located on brick building at north end of campus. Auckland Council biosecurity alerted.
A wasp nest I disturbed while weeding. I took the photo after I had cream on my stings and the wasps had settled down.
Flying insect captured in glass to release it outside.
This came up in a seed tray of random seeds. My friend John Staniland provided the ID.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, University of Auckland City Campus, Clock Tower East Wing cloisters windows
Habitat: On window.
Identification: Corocosma memorabilis Meyrick, 1927
I am hoping that someone can tell me if this plant is a new Zealand native orchid, and what the species name is? I saw these little flowers growing on n wooden log in my garden, and my be a possible saprophite.
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
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]
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Central Auckland, Symonds Street, St Paul's Church
Habitat: Ficus microcarpa. On leaf bud.
Identification: Greenidea ficicola Takahashi, 1921
One captive specimen seen.