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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, 17 Eden Crescent

Habitat: Allocasuarina sp. Roadside frontage. Cultivated.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 1, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, 17 Eden Crescent

Habitat: Roadside frontage. Cultivated.

Identification: Allocasuarina sp.

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 06:00 PM NZDT

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What

Moth Order Lepidoptera

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timsteven

Date

December 15, 2013

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What

Moth Order Lepidoptera

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timsteven

Date

July 26, 2009

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What

Southern Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

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aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 09:06 AM NZDT

Place

Auckland (Google, OSM)

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 08:59 AM NZDT

Place

Auckland (Google, OSM)

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Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus scopulinus

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aglen

Date

February 28, 2015 08:57 AM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Princes Street

Habitat: Tilia sp. Street trees. Aphids common on undersides of leaves of foliage growing near the bases of the trunks of large, old trees.

Identification: Eucallipterus tiliae (L., 1758)

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Northern wattle moth Dasypodia cymatodes

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nicholasmaynenz

Date

February 26, 2015 04:27 PM NZDT

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What

Australian Paper Wasp Polistes humilis

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timsteven

Date

February 22, 2015

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What

Garden orbweb spider Eriophora pustulosa

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timsteven

Date

June 30, 2008

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What

emperor gum moth Opodiphthera eucalypti

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kamsandhu

Date

December 8, 2014

Description

A really aged looking butterfly that was almost dying with legs barely able to hold its weight.
I took it home and left it sucking some flower plants overnight and by next morning it flew away i believe.
Havent seen this aged butterfly with such big legs and two beautiful front fern like feathers on head.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 20, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Lower Albert Street

Habitat: Resting on outside wall of Downtown Shopping Centre, behind a bus stop, at about 2000 hrs.

Identification: Artona martini Efetov, 1997

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 16, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Albert Park

Habitat: Quercus sp.

Identification: Sympiesis sericeicornis (Nees, 1834)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Grafton, Grafton Gully

Habitat: Native bush remnant (mixed with some exotics). Rotten wood.

Identification: Suteria ide (Gray, 1850)

REFERENCES
Cumber, R.A. 1962: A second species of
Suteria (Mollusca: Flammulinidae) and observations on Suteria ide (Gray). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, zoology, 2(8): 49-52. Full article (PDF) on BUGZ

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Grafton, Grafton Gully

Habitat: Native bush remnant (mixed with some exotics). Rotten wood.

Identification: Synorthus sp., probably S. setarius (Broun, 1880). Flightless.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Grafton, Grafton Gully

Habitat: Native bush remnant (mixed with some exotics). Rotten wood.

Identification: Howickia trilineata (Hutton, 1901)

REFERENCES
Marshall, S.A.; Luk, S.P.L.; Dong, H. 2014: A revision of the New Zealand species of
Howickia Richards. Zootaxa, 3887(1): 1-36. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3887.1.1 [See p. 7, and figs. 9, 10; redescription (female, male)]

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Grafton, Grafton Gully

Habitat: Native bush remnant (mixed with some exotics). Leaf litter.

Identification: Howickia sp. (H. trilineata group: syntergite absent; halter and wing rudiments absent)

REFERENCES
Marshall, S.A.; Luk, S.P.L.; Dong, H. 2014: A revision of the New Zealand species of
Howickia Richards. Zootaxa, 3887(1): 1-36. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3887.1.1

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 14, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain

Habitat: Rotten wood. Subcortical.

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What

Gum Leaf Skeletonizer Uraba lugens

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bjorn

Date

February 9, 2015

Description

20mm found on the euculyptus in the domain

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 13, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, berm outside 21 Princes Street

Habitat: Populus sp. Several nymphs and just a few adults observed on stems of foliage growing from base of trunk.

Identification: Rhytidodus decimaquartus (Schrank, 1776). Photos show an adult male. ID based on the literature (Knight, 1974).

REFERENCES
Knight, W.J. 1974: Leafhoppers of New Zealand: subfamilies Aphrodinae, Jassinae, Xestocephalinae, Idiocerinae and Macropsinae. New Zealand journal of zoology, 1(4): 475-493. doi: 10.1080/03014223.1974.9517848 [See p. 483, and figs. 4, 5b; redescription (female, male) as
Idiocerus decimaquartus, based on examination of non-type material from N.Z.]

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain

Habitat: At base of tree trunk, close to several trees of the larval host plant (Lagunaria patersonia).

Identification: Anisoplaca cosmia Bradley, 1956

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain

Habitat: Under bark on the trunk of a eucalypt tree.

Identification: Hapatesus electus Neboiss, 1957. ID based on the literature (Neboiss, 1957).

REFERENCES
Neboiss, A. 1957: The genera
Hapatesus Candèze and Toorongus, gen.nov. (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Australian journal of zoology, 5(4): 496-520. doi: 10.1071/ZO9570496 [See p. 508, and figs. 23, 24; original description (female, male)]

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 12, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain

Habitat: Several adults observed on a cultivated lime tree (Tilia x europaea), beside kiosk.

Identification: Glaucias amyoti (Dallas, 1851). Photos show a male.

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dhobern

Date

December 30, 1999

Description

Poecilasthena subpurpureata, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, 30 December 1999

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What

Common Grass Moth Orocrambus flexuosellus

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dhobern

Date

October 10, 2008 06:24 PM CEST

Description

Orocrambus flexuosellus, Mairangi Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, 29 January 2001

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Baeus leai

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 9, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Western Springs, Western Springs Park

Habitat: On flax, by pond.

Identification: Baeus leai Dodd, 1914

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 9, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Western Springs, Western Springs Park

Habitat: Eucalyptus sp. On foliage.

Identification: Aporocera melanocephala (Saunders, 1843)

Photos 1-3: Male;

Photos 4-5: female.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

February 8, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain

Habitat: Mixed native/exotic forest. Common in polypore fungi on rotten wood. Both sexes observed. Photos show males.

Identification: Octotemnus dilutipes (Blackburn, 1891)