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bugman-nz

Date

June 12, 2015 10:00 AM NZST

Description

numerous, large phoretic mites on Megadromus bullatus adult beetle, caught in a "bottle trap" just off the Kepler Track.
The traps are monitored by pre-school kids from Te Anau under the Kids Restore the Kepler programme;
Tarn Willans accomampanies them on their ento-hunts and she took the picture
Rob Cruickshank commented it may be Micromegistus gourlayi....

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bugman-nz

Date

June 12, 2015 10:00 AM NZST

Description

Large green Carabid beetle in "bottle trap" just off the Kepler track; specimen with dozens of huge phoretic mites. Likely to be Berzercon ferdinandi... or perhaps:
Micromegistus gourlayi (pers comm Rob Cruickshank)
The traps are monitored by pre-school kids in the Kids restore the Kepler programme; Tarn Willans took the photo

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What

Yorkshire fog Holcus lanatus

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meurkc

Date

March 12, 2015

Description

in car park plant bed

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crested dogtail grass Cynosurus cristatus

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meurkc

Date

March 12, 2015

Description

in car park plant bed

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silver hairgrass Aira caryophyllea

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meurkc

Date

March 12, 2015

Description

in car park plant bed

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What

Alpaca Vicugna pacos

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meurkc

Date

March 17, 2015

Description

several different colours - black, white, brown ...

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iandickie

Date

December 23, 2014 08:58 AM HST

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What

Coral Tooth Fungus Hericium coralloides

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iandickie

Date

December 23, 2014 09:19 AM HST

Description

Not at all sure on ID, but figured Jerry would like the pictures. Both photographs are upside down -- apologies for that.

On cut end of Nothofagus log

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Tui (mainland subspecies) Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

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heron28

Date

December 30, 2014

Description

Tui drinking nectar from a flax bush

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Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

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heron28

Date

December 30, 2014

Description

Crested Grebe - sitting on nest, at the time it had one chick

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Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria

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iandickie

Date

December 20, 2014 07:58 AM NZDT

Description

One sporocarp at trailhead under pure native beech forest, 2 more about 10-20 min further down trail.

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Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

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vegestoc

Date

October 5, 2014

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What

New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

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chrismorse

Date

March 5, 2010

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

Numerous Scaup along shore at Te Anau. Male in this photo.

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What

New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

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chrismorse

Date

March 5, 2010

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

Numerous Scaup along shore at Te Anau. Female in this photo.

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What

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

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chrismorse

Date

March 5, 2010

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

On lake Te Anau in front of township.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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chrismorse

Date

April 20, 2011

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

Numerous Mallard Ducks, along with Scaup, on waterfont in front of Te Anau DOC.

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What

New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

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chrismorse

Date

April 20, 2011 01:08 PM NZST

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

Large group of Scaup, along with Mallard Ducks, on waterfont in front of Te Anau DOC.

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What

Crown Fern Blechnum discolor

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chrismorse

Date

April 15, 2011

Description

Moderately common ground fern under Silver & Mountain Beech near Rainbow Reach bridge, Kepler Track.

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chrismorse

Date

April 15, 2011

Description

In spectacular mast fruiting -as were all other coprosmas, along with a number of other trees & shrubs. Scattered plants through Beech forest near Rainbow Reach Bridge, Kepler Track.

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esler

Date

February 9, 2014

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

Description

Yellow-flowered mistletoe. Huge plant just outside DoC at Te Anau

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Stink Bugs Family Pentatomidae

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nzwide

Date

March 15, 2011

Place

Te Anau (Google, OSM)

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New Zealand Pigeon Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae

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sullivanribbit

Date

November 23, 2005

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john_barkla

Date

January 5, 2011

Description

Hemiparasitic in mountain beech tree near visitor centre

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Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

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zanejg

Date

December 29, 2012

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Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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mbnzt

Date

April 10, 2013 01:00 AM NZST

Description

I saw just one on the 10th April but 2 weekends pior I spotted 2 in my garden

Condition: new
Number: 1 to 10
Trees / foliage: elm tree
Weather: Warm sunshine
Site: Home Garden

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Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

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zanejg

Date

January 1, 2013

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New Zealand Robin Petroica australis

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zanejg

Date

December 28, 2012

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zanejg

Date

December 30, 2012

Description

It looked like the entire log was being consumed by these fungi

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Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

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zanejg

Date

January 2, 2013

Description

The book "The New Zealand Forest" (Dawson and Lucas) has something called "Golden Slime Mould" and this looks like it.

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South Island Fantail Rhipidura fuliginosa ssp. fuliginosa

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zanejg

Date

December 29, 2012