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What

Whau Entelea arborescens

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:22 PM NZDT

Description

Entelea arborescens (whau). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:35 PM NZDT

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:29 PM NZDT

Description

Clematis paniculata (white clematis, puawananga). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:31 PM NZDT

Description

Carmichaelia australis (North Island broom). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20030732. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

November 13, 2014 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Scaevola gracilis. Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20130923. © Murray Dawson

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No photos or sounds

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 27, 2014 09:35 AM NZDT

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Observer

lek

Date

November 2, 2014

Description

These young queens have wings but they’d much rather walk.

I have to acknowledge Mr. Stephen Thorpe for pointing out this image: https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monomorium_fieldi_alate_queen.jpg and making me look up the word brachypterous.

A large number of workers were on the move, forming a long trail. I think they were relocating because some of them were carrying larvae, but the traffic was going in both directions so I’m not too sure what was happening. Every so often a queen would be among the workers. Not every queen had wings, but I stayed long enough to find some that did, and the wings were always of the small kind.

The last picture shows a queen that looks a little different. She has no wings, her abdomen is more swollen, and there are outgrowths on her thorax.

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Observer

lek

Date

November 2, 2014

Description

Small but strong, when she sets her mind on it she can do incredible things. This small ant has found food and is delivering it back to her colony. The food in this case is the carcass of a worker of New Zealand’s largest native ant (Austroponera sp.)

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What

Austroponera Genus Pachycondyla

Observer

lek

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

On the bark mulch of a garden bed, in a sheltered and shady location. Several individuals, perhaps up to 20 at a time, were seen out mingling with each other in a confined spot. They were probably just outside their hidden nest entrance. I thought it was quite bold behaviour, for a species that's usually very shy of being seen out in the open.

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Square

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:28 AM NZDT

Description

Has been renamed M. pansa

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Square

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:22 AM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Sow Thistle Sonchus kirkii

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:29 AM NZDT

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Square

What

Kaikomako Pennantia corymbosa

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:35 AM NZDT

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What

Makamaka Ackama rosifolia

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:55 AM NZDT

Description

Flowering

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Square

What

Pukio Carex secta

Observer

parkecology

Date

October 9, 2014 11:55 AM NZDT

Description

Flowering

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What

Garden orbweb spider Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

lek

Date

October 5, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

She stayed motionless the whole time, blending in with the surrounding brick wall.

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 10:11 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:54 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:34 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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Square

Observer

katelomansmith

Date

September 28, 2014 11:14 AM NZDT

Description

Timms and phill proof

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What

Green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea

Observer

mortlake

Date

September 28, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

lek

Date

September 27, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In a suburban yard. A large number of ants forming a long trail across the grass, up the trunk, and into the plant canopy to exploit the mass of opened flowers. Those en route back to the nest have noticeably swollen gasters. Flowers also being visited by loud buzzing bumblebees.

The plant is a cultivated rabbiteye blueberry - Vaccinium virgatum cult. ’Takahe’.

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No photos or sounds

What

Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla

Observer

mbnzt

Date

September 12, 2014 11:00 AM NZST

Description

Our garden is Right next to the Mangemangeroa Reserve.

Condition: new
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: bright yellow daisy ground cover
Weather: sunshine
Site: Home garden

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What

Tetragonia tetragonoides Tetragonia tetragonioides

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:50 PM NZST

Description

Tetragonia tetragonoides (kokihi, New Zealand spinach). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

Prostrate Kowhai Sophora prostrata

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:39 PM NZST

Description

Sophora prostrata (prostrate kowhai). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:34 PM NZST

Description

Sophora (kowhai). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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What

New Zealand Sow Thistle Sonchus kirkii

Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:48 PM NZST

Description

Sonchus kirkii (shore puha, New Zealand sow thistle). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 20020784. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:31 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum umbellatum (haekaro). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:44 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum fairchildii (Fairchild's kohuhu). Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. 19960007. © Murray Dawson

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Observer

murray_dawson

Date

September 11, 2014 04:25 PM NZST

Description

Pittosporum anomalum. Cultivated, Auckland Botanic Gardens. © Murray Dawson