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What

Catclaw Vine Macfadyena unguis-cati

Observer

oakley

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

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.

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No photos or sounds

What

Southern Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

aglen

Date

December 18, 2014 06:53 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Southern Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

aglen

Date

December 17, 2014 10:36 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Southern Black-backed Gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

aglen

Date

December 17, 2014 08:12 AM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Pigeon Columba livia

Observer

aglen

Date

December 16, 2014 05:42 PM NZDT

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What

Wool carder bee Anthidium manicatum

Observer

tsaunders

Date

December 15, 2014

Place

Parnell (Google, OSM)

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What

Wasp Genus Vespula

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

December 13, 2014 10:15 AM NZDT

Description

A wasp nest I disturbed while weeding. I took the photo after I had cream on my stings and the wasps had settled down.

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No photos or sounds

What

Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena ssp. neoxena

Observer

aglen

Date

December 11, 2014 05:29 PM NZDT

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No photos or sounds

What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

aglen

Date

December 9, 2014 04:20 PM NZDT
Insects

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What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

aunty

Date

December 8, 2014

Description

Flying insect captured in glass to release it outside.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

December 7, 2014 01:11 PM NZDT

Description

This came up in a seed tray of random seeds. My friend John Staniland provided the ID.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stho002

Date

December 3, 2014

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

New Zealand Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus ssp. vagans

Observer

aunty

Date

December 1, 2014

Place

Castor Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

variable oystercatcher Haematopus unicolor

Observer

aunty

Date

December 1, 2014

Place

Castor Bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

trevally

Date

November 30, 2014

Description

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.

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What

Mexican hand tree Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

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Square

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

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Square

What

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

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Square

What

Large hover fly Melangyna novaezelandiae

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Italian Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

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Square

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

aunty

Date

November 27, 2014

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Square

What

huhu Prionoplus reticularis

Observer

aunty

Date

November 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

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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What

Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) Tadorna variegata

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

November 24, 2014 03:14 PM NZDT

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What

Feijoa (Acca sellowiana) Acca sellowiana

Observer

nicholasmaynenz

Date

November 23, 2014 06:35 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Grand Skink Oligosoma grande

Observer

peterus23

Date

November 4, 2014 08:40 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

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]

Photos / Sounds

Observer

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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What

Tuatara Sphenodon punctatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

February 9, 2003 12:00 PM AEST

Description

One captive specimen seen.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

aunty

Date

November 6, 2014