Two copper butterflies on yarrow flowers.
NZ mantid devouring E.tenax (Syrphidae)
Silvereyes feeding on mixture of sugar, strawberry jam, red food colouring and water
Small flock eating the last of our grapes.
scale = 50um
Note subtle difference in shape of cheilocystidia between this and
Abandoned red zone house on plaster board wall
Collection from the type locality. ITS indistinguishable from the Chinese A. chaxingu and one clade of A. aegerita/cylindracea. Should be using the new name Cyclocybe parasitica
Finally, found it again. This species appeared in abundance at this site following the February 2011 earthquake, especially on the Worcester St Bridge. I suspect it came from the many hanging baskets abandoned in the central city. When the area was opened up again it completely disappeared. Today I found a single plant of the blue-flowered form growing at the edge of a rubbish bin at that very site. This time I have collected a specimen to send off to the herbarium at Lincoln.