Found under a pot in my nursery. Blue colouring.
My wife found this while weeding her garden. She decided to take a break after that!
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.
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/423582
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/423583
3 large trees.
Mostly flitting between parsley plants, swan plant briefly, but also sat on bare soil for a few minutes. And other seemingly random plants.
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: Parsley mainly
Weather: Sunny and warm.
Site: Home vege garden
I saw this plant in the middle of my garden and I would like to know what it is please?
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, Auckland Central, Albert Park
Habitat: On Araucaria heterophylla.
Identification: Eriococcus araucariae Maskell, 1879
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?
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!
A really tall specimen; reaching to the canopy.
Moss draping many of the Totara.