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Weevils Superfamily Curculionoidea

Observer

felixcollins

Date

February 1, 2015 09:51 AM NZDT

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Date

December 11, 2014

Description

On Muehlenbeckia astonii in a garden.

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What

Miro Prumnopitys ferruginea

Observer

lstella

Date

January 31, 2015

Description

miro seed collected in mid 2014 from planted miro tree located in abandoned property in the Red Zone on the corner of Bracken St and Retreat Rd.

I cut one of the seeds open just for fun .. the shell is up to c.2mm thick - and the seed was damaged in the process ... somewhat problematic to manually extract seed!

I have located the tree on the map (it has an existing observation recorded).

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What

New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

Observer

lstella

Date

December 28, 2014

Description

2 adult scaup and 6 juveniles on Avon River, near Avonside Girls High School.

Several family groups of scaup can be seen on the Avon River between McBratneys Rd and Fitzgerald Ave - scaup juveniles on seem to have been much more successful than mallards and grey ducklings in terms of survival.

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What

duck

Observer

lstella

Date

January 2, 2015

Description

duck (mallard/grey?) with 2 x juveniles - this is noteworthy in that these are the only mallard or grey duck ducklings I have observed that older than a few days on the stretch of the Avon River between Mc Bratneys Rd and Fitzgerald Ave this season (since October/after the first 'main' hatching period began).

I drive this road (River Rd & Avonside Drive) daily and have been looking out for ducklings - in previous years (pre- quakes), there was a full range of different aged juveniles. I'm assuming they have been predated by rats and cats.

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What

fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

lstella

Date

January 29, 2015

Description

pied fantail within 1m of my living room window.

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Senecio blue stem borer Patagoniodes farinaria

Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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Observer

grahame

Date

January 26, 2015

Description

Light trapping, Travis Wetland, 2015 01 26
Central Willows

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 28, 2015 06:55 PM NZDT

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 28, 2015 07:25 PM NZDT

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Common Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 28, 2015 09:56 PM NZDT

Description

There were three hedgehogs in our garden this evening, including one juvenile. One of the hedgehogs was drinking from our chickens' water dish.

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New Zealand Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 28, 2015 07:57 AM NZDT

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Sunflower white rust Albugo tragopogonis

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 05:17 PM NZDT

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Common Groundsel Senecio vulgaris

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 05:12 PM NZDT

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Cave Weta Family Rhaphidophoridae

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 05:04 PM NZDT

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 04:36 PM NZDT

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 04:12 PM NZDT

Description

Leaf galls on Muehlenbeckia australis consistent with the mite Eriophyes lambi.

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 04:03 PM NZDT

Description

Oligotropus oleariae galls on Olearia paniculata.

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What

Copper Butterfly Genus Lycaena

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 03:48 PM NZDT

Description

A canterbury common copper.

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 25, 2015 10:44 PM NZDT

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 10:45 PM NZDT

Description

A crane fly resting hanging from our ceiling by just one foot.

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 26, 2015 10:47 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 22, 2015 09:49 AM NZDT

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What

Gorse Ulex europaeus

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 22, 2015 09:51 AM NZDT

Description

The dry hills of summer. The view across the valley looking southwest from 123a Dyers Pass Road.

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 22, 2015 11:07 AM NZDT

Description

The Virgilia divaricata overhanging our back fence is almost done flowering now. I don't see any sign of any developing fruit.

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