Common subcanopy tree and tree fringing water courses and roadsides in otherwise dense podocarp forest. Heavily flowering
Widespread common shrub in 'subalpine' shrubland on summit of Mt Pureora. Associated with Olearia ilicifolia and possibly forming hybrids with it (O. xmacrodontata).
Widespread common shrub in 'subalpine' shrubland on summit of Mt Pureora. This example with slightly wider than usual leaves for O. ilicifolia (in the North Island) so possibly a hybrid O. arborescens X. O. ilicifolia - trending toward pure O. ilicifolia. Voucher lodged in AK.
Numerous adult male and females present on dying kamahi (Weinmannia racemosa) in forest. Weevils presumably having freshly emerged.
Was found dead on a Coprosma propinqua shrub. Decomposed and desiccated at the time.
spotted early morning foraging in P. arborea
common alongside the track in podocard/tawa forest loop track. Mostly juv plants
growing alongside the loop track in abundance
strange casing found on C. dumosa. There did not seem to be anything inside and there were two holes on either side suggesting that if something was living in there it has emerged out...
found living in webbing on C. taylorii
seemed to be lots of leaf vein slugs out tonight. This one on G. littoralis. Leaf vein slugs are thought to graze on fungi and algae that are found on leaf surfaces, rather than grazing on the leaf.
this beautiful shiny weevil appeared to be eating the P. alpinus leaves
In weedy broom plants beside carpark.
Exposed on edge of forest in carpark.
Beside the road in the carpark.
Growing on tree trunk
Growing on the ground beside the track amongst mosses.