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What

White-tailed spider Lampona cylindrata

Observer

gigacat

Date

January 12, 2015 09:41 PM NZDT

Description

This beast caused a moderate amount of excitement with my family. Not welcome in our house.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Makomako Bellbird Anthornis melanura ssp. melanura

Observer

laura-nz

Date

February 28, 2015 01:00 PM NZDT

Description

One bellbird singing nearby.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

grey warbler Gerygone igata

Observer

laura-nz

Date

February 28, 2015 12:25 PM NZDT

Description

Grey warbler singing in reserve.

Photos / Sounds

What

Kowhai moth Uresiphita polygonalis

Observer

shona_t

Date

February 28, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not a fair go. I fear for the life of the little Kowhai tree - all leaves gone in a week. Was looking very healthy.
A dozen large Kowhai trees were planted in a park nearby a few years ago, all died.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

6 Individuals spotted, four flying and two briefly stopped on species of Taraxacum (one was able to be photographed). Steep terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Southern Blue Zizina oxleyi

Observer

nyssaglare

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

Hoon Hay (Google, OSM)

Description

One southern blue landed on some cover I happened to be sitting by.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

nyssaglare

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

Hoon Hay (Google, OSM)

Description

Three white butterflies, two male and one female feeding on the clover and a yellow flowered Brassica weed

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Found under large garden rock. Moved to container for ease of photography.

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What

Spotted Ground Swift Spider Supunna picta

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Located crawling under a small garden rock.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

4 Individuals spotted, three flying and 1 briefly stopped on a species of Taraxacum. Hilly terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Makaka Plagianthus divaricatus

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

When the Woolston Cut was constructed in the 1980s the salt water came up this far up the Heathcote. It returned to freshwater following construction of the barrage on the cut and the return to the former river channel through Woolston Loop. During the saline period salt marsh plants established there but virtually all have now gone. This is the last I know of.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

2 flying Individuals spotted. Steep terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

Photos / Sounds

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What

New Zealand flax Phormium tenax

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

Probably planted long ago but looks natural now.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

This is how this plant goes wild, suckers. A real feature round riverbank trees. If we let this section go wild it would become white poplar and tree of heaven.

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What

common yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

I did this because there were both pink and white flower heads but you can't see that from the photo. Sigh.

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What

English Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 26, 2015

Description

On mown riverbank. The second photo shows a proliferous infloresence on an adjacent plant.

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What

creeping bent Agrostis stolonifera

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

In hollow at back of salt marsh zone

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

All through the upper salt marsh zones. This is an especially large clump in the middle of a decreasingly tidal creek.

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What

Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Surely somebody didn't plant this in such a forlorn spot. No sign of spread though.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Toetoe Austroderia richardii

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Spreading from plantings, well established at upper edge of saltmarsh. Tall fescue in foreground.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Makaka Plagianthus divaricatus

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Common at top of salt marsh zone. Plantago coronopus in foreground. Plant is in fruit.

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What

Sea Blight Suaeda novae-zelandiae

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

In tidal salt marsh

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

A single very healthy clump recently established in Woolston Cut

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Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

Scattered patches in this stretch of the estuarine Heathcote River. All are to be removed.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Date

February 25, 2015

Description

Just emerged from chrysalis.

Didn't manage to get a photo.

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What

Harvestmen Order Opiliones

Observer

grahame

Date

February 24, 2015

Description

Body length around 3mm (possibly, it's small)

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What

Century plant Agave angustifolia

Observer

shona_t

Date

February 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

bay forget-me-not Myosotis laxa

Observer

trevor_partridge

Date

February 24, 2015

Description

Big patches rafting out into waterway. Submerged at high tide (not saline here)

Photos / Sounds

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What

New Zealand Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla ssp. gonerilla

Observer

ellen_g

Date

February 23, 2015 05:20 PM NZDT

Description

Found a tired looking red admiral sitting in the shade on the foot path.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

February 23, 2015 04:04 PM NZDT