Nest on a flax leaf.
On a Canna lily in the perennial garden, approximately 100m from a riparian planting of 30 year old Kahikatea.
On Canna lily in the perennial garden which is close to a 30 year old riparian planting of kahikatea and near two ornamental ponds.
Stethaspis suturalis I think. Beautiful!
The organism is transparent, oocytes can be seen it is in a state of cryptobiosis.
Definition: A state where metabolism has ceased in response to adverse environmental conditions such as desiccation, temperature extremes, and anoxia.
In a suburban fish pond. One of two frogs that appeared during the summer and chosen the edge of the pond for a daytime resting place, and vanishing at night - presumably out hunting. Can be seen most days, usually one of them, sometimes both, but always the same individuals. They seem unbothered by the comings and goings of people walking by.