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What

Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 20, 2014 01:07 PM NZDT

Description

Three mites might be a head ache for a moth.

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What

Moth Order Lepidoptera

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 20, 2014 01:07 PM NZDT

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 20, 2014 12:31 AM NZDT

Description

What a life.
(see also 1138922)

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What

Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 20, 2014

Description

Trapped in the bath, and to add insult to injury, something was biting it in the bum (see 1138931)

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 01:30 PM NZDT

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What

foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:36 PM NZDT

Description

Foxgloves are very common all the way up and down the tracks across Wright Hill, at times a staple of the bumblebees diet.

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What

blackbird Turdus merula

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:22 PM NZDT

Description

Juvenile reluctant/clumsy flier.

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What

Fly Order Diptera

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:22 PM NZDT

Description

Small orange fly.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:18 PM NZDT

Description

Beetle clinging to bottom of foxglove, the closeup shows something in its mouth, if anyone thinks they can identify its prey I will post it as a separate observation.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:35 PM NZDT

Description

A megabombus wearing the white shield of the foxglove feaster.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:32 PM NZDT

Description

An awfully alopecia afflicted animal. Judging from its wide face, it appears to be Bombus terrestris.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 16, 2014 07:29 PM NZDT

Description

Wearing the white shield that denotes a foxglove feaster, a queen bee forages for food frequently.

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What

North Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. placabilis

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 17, 2014 02:55 PM NZDT

Description

There were at least two fantails, but three birds, but wasn't 100% sure that the third was also a fantail. Didn't get a decent photo of any of them )-:

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What

tree nettle Urtica ferox

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 17, 2014 02:51 PM NZDT

Description

Being eaten by red admiral caterpillars deep in this forested area.

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What

Red Admiral caterpillar Vanessa gonerilla ssp. gonerilla

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 17, 2014 02:51 PM NZDT

Description

The camera is focused on the leaf tent, but the out of focus caterpillar can be made out within.

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What

Kakariki Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae ssp. novaezelandiae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 17, 2014 02:50 PM NZDT

Description

Heard but not seen from the bottom of the Deliverance track.

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 2, 2014 05:59 PM NZDT

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What

Jumping Spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 8, 2014

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What

Bamboo species Tribe Bambuseae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 8, 2014

Description

Small patch growing wild.

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What

Western European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

August 16, 2014 03:05 PM NZST

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What

Western European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 8, 2014 03:38 PM NZDT

Description

Out and about during the day, but was lively enough so maybe just a juvenile learning the ropes.

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What

Western European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 6, 2014 04:39 PM NZDT

Description

Very smelly, Zealandia excluded personage. Perhaps hit by ongoing pest control in the area.

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What

Western European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 11, 2014 04:42 PM NZDT

Description

Dieing hedgehog in middle of Salvation track (not sure whether it made its way there because of the the track name ;-). Still breathing, but eyes tightly closed, unresponsive to my presence. Apart from looking to be at deaths door it looked to be in good condition, so I presume poisoned by ongoing pest control.

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What

Kohekohe Dysoxylum spectabile

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 3, 2014 04:41 PM NZDT

Description

A tree which has many insect bore holes, some of which contain the remains of insects (see 1136514).

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What

Puriri Moth Aenetus virescens

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 3, 2014 04:41 PM NZDT

Description

The remains of insects that have emerged or tried to emerge from a tree trunk (the tree is still live, see 1136518). I'm not sure whether some are just shells and others are the remains of complete insects that have got stuck on the way out.

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What

Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 3, 2014

Description

Large gilled mushroom beside Burrows track. I neglected to note what tree species were nearby, but mainly native regrowth.

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What

Kereru Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 2, 2014 05:17 PM NZDT

Description

I often see Kereru or hear their flight in this area, these ones were making cooing noises.

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What

Pink ragwort Senecio glastifolius

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 2, 2014 06:05 PM NZDT

Description

Not much pink ragwort about on top of Wright's hill, there is now one less piece ;-)

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What

House Mouse Mus musculus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 1, 2014 04:30 PM NZDT

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Observer

tony_wills

Date

December 15, 2014 10:33 AM NZDT

Description

Another Bombus blurrybus, but definitely megabombus.