Photos / Sounds

What

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

August 13, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

I was talking with Adrian Paterson in my office when, to our huge surprise, this painted lady butterfly(European Small Tortoiseshell!!!) flew in through my open window. I've only seen three of these butterflies before in Canterbury, and never in the winter. Very odd!

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ecoman

Date

June 10, 2018 03:35 PM NZST

Description

Shiny black oval shaped beetle very common in compost bin

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

samanthalu

Date

April 11, 2017 03:28 PM NZST

Description

on a flower

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

South Island Tomtit Petroica macrocephala ssp. macrocephala

Observer

ecoman

Date

April 1, 2017

Description

Male tomtit