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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 22, 2018

Description

Albert Park. Extremely active in midday sunshine. As I was holding my camera at the time, I was able to quickly photograph it as it briefly landed on a leaf of Ficus henneana, but it flew away before I could capture the specimen.

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tangatawhenua

Date

January 6, 2016

Description

Growing beside the Te Paki stream.

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Gypsywort Lycopus europaeus

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reinderw

Date

December 28, 2018 04:16 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 20, 2019

Description

One adult moth resting by day on foliage of Eucalyptus elata? Associated with many old leaf mines, live larvae in rolled up leaf tips and cocoons in marginal leaf folds. I first noticed unfamiliar looking old leaf mines at the site on 10 Nov 2018, but didn't follow it up until today!

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South Island Kaka Nestor meridionalis ssp. meridionalis

Date

December 17, 2018 04:36 PM +13

Description

Couldn't believe it when I heard a kaka and then saw it flying overhead heading east towards the coast. Didn't have a camera though!

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 22, 2019

Description

Adult moth emerged 21-22 Jan 2019 from a cocoon on an unmined Eucalyptus elata(?) leaf collected in the field on 20 Jan 2019.

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Blueberry Lily Dianella revoluta

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meurkc

Date

January 8, 2019 09:50 AM NZDT

Description

bedding plant in rain garden

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Groundsels Genus Senecio

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david_lyttle

Date

December 10, 2018 10:09 PM +13

Description

Senecio, on margin of Hebe elliptica shrubland above sea cliffs,

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steveattwood

Date

January 14, 2014

Description

Growing on the river islands just above the high tide mark this pretty flower had blooms about the same size as a tradtional forget-me-not, the spray of flowers (about 15cm tall) coming from a tight rosette of small oval, succulent-like leaves.

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mark_parker

Date

February 8, 2010

Description

Found during an Environment Canterbury coastal wetland survey. Had been controlled when I returned the next year.

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Galium Gall Mite Cecidophyes rouhollahi

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meurkc

Date

December 2, 2018 11:57 AM NZDT

Description

On Galium aparine in red zone

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foodforestnz

Date

March 26, 2018 02:49 PM NZDT

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dorindah

Date

June 16, 2018 10:22 AM NZST

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dorindah

Date

June 16, 2018 10:23 AM NZST

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Common Pill Woodlouse Armadillidium vulgare

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atarau

Date

November 26, 2018 06:55 PM NZDT

Description

Found this 1 cm long slater in a raised vegetable garden. I see the odd common grey woodlouse but this guy is new to me.

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mattward

Date

November 5, 2018 09:15 PM NZDT

Description

Its on the wall inside our laundry at the moment. From what I can work out its from Australia. Any interest in this foreigner?

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jon_sullivan

Date

April 3, 2016 01:19 PM NZST

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Reddish Tufted Vetch Vicia benghalensis

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lisa_bennett

Date

November 16, 2015

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Bean Bug Melanacanthus margineguttatus

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tangatawhenua

Date

July 8, 2016 05:13 PM NZST

Description

Wandering around on the wet sand about 2m from where the tide was (it was low tide)

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Common Egg Cowry Ovula ovum

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wild_wind

Date

September 5, 2018 02:17 PM NZST

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Long-flowered Veldt Grass Ehrharta longiflora

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alice_shanks

Date

September 9, 2018 05:44 PM NZST

Description

Clump on footpath.

Well, this is a tricky grass to key out when you assume it is an avena.

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steve_kerr

Date

April 26, 2018

Description

11 mm

very rare according to Johns & Jenner 2006

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Yuccas Genus Yucca

Date

September 30, 2018 05:42 PM NZDT

Description

Also see seedlings found iin vicinity recently:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/17150912
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/15743184

There was another occurrence, 3 about 10cm high, beside the stump of a (curiously) felled Kowhai in the dense native roadside planting.

and 3 about a metre high c. 1.5km upstream of here, down steep streambank below Easton Park Parade/Kaipatiki Rd roundabout:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/13634505

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Long-flowered Veldt Grass Ehrharta longiflora

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jon_sullivan

Date

September 18, 2018 06:19 PM NZST

Description

This is the same patch that @alice_shanks discovered this month at the base of Hackthorne Road. I stopped to get some closer photos. I've not seen this anywhere else in the city, yet, and I'm looking now.

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possumsend

Date

September 22, 2018 03:59 PM NZST

Description

Thought it was lichen but not sure. Whatever it is it glows under UV light. Second photo taken with standard flash. Wet bank in bush.

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Tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae

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seaseeker

Date

January 1, 2009 02:22 PM NZDT

Description

2009 This was the exciting year I was privileged to see a young tui in our garden. It sat in the flax flowers in our garden calling to its parents who eventually came and fed it. It flew with them around the garden for a brief time before they all flew away together.

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Sphinx Moths Family Sphingidae

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kelvinperrie

Date

September 15, 2018 10:45 AM NZST

Description

Moth ... skeleton? Washed up on beach

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Long-flowered Veldt Grass Ehrharta longiflora

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alice_shanks

Date

September 11, 2018 09:57 AM NZST

Description

1. Corner Hackthorne Road and Cashmere Road. 5m x 2m strip, with mowed grass in front (how are the clippings disposed of?).
2.Spread along Cashmere Road fence for 5m.

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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

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kiwifergus

Date

September 3, 2018 06:39 PM NZST

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Common Midge Chironomus zealandicus

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rimaherber

Date

August 30, 2018 10:11 AM NZST

Description

Midges, or lakeflies, like smoke along the rail trail, 9 30am, 30 08 18

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Bridal Creeper Rust Puccinia myrsiphylli

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pjd1

Date

August 28, 2018 08:14 AM NZST

Description

Rust hammering smilax / bridal creeper (Asparagus asparagoides) growing out of a roadside hedge. Great to see, wish it would hammer the persistent infestation in my blessed Tecomaria hedge. Took some infected leaves and smeared them on my lot - we shall see....

Image not flash (I miss my camera) - all you can see here is the adaxial leaves sporting the spotty lesions of this rust, these lesions where they emerge on the abaxial leaf surface of the host (which I could not capture well with my phone camera) sported orange, and in places black, sporulating tissue.

Voucher: P.J. de Lange 14305, UNITEC 10388

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Barred Knifejaw Oplegnathus fasciatus

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nzwide

Date

November 17, 2013

Description

Posting courtesy of Wade Doak
http://www.wadedoak.com/_disc1/00001635.htm

Photo by John Anderson

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South Island Kaka Nestor meridionalis ssp. meridionalis

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rebeccateele

Date

July 1, 2018 11:32 AM NZST

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Mexican Blood Flower Distictis buccinatoria

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pdbellbutler

Date

August 24, 2018 01:14 PM NZST

Description

Vine on northern aspect of Ōwairaka. Climbing fence and pohutukawa up to 5m. Tendrils with disks. Grooved/ridged stem. Sharp, acrid smell to leaves when crushed.

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Leopard Seal Hydrurga leptonyx

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gregs

Date

August 1, 2018 10:06 AM NZST

Description

Observed by CCC ranger and has been here several days this week.

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New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax

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esler

Date

July 22, 2018 01:57 PM NZST

Description

Flower stalks beginning to show already - three months early!!

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Rice Paper Plant Tetrapanax papyrifer

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marshy

Date

July 23, 2018 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Naturalised from a large (7m) adult nearby.

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Oceanic Manta Ray Mobula birostris

Date

March 15, 2018 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Surface feeding and barrel rolling.
Photo credit Jaimie Davies.

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Sexton's Bride Rhaphiolepis umbellata

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fcohe

Date

July 18, 2018 12:28 PM NZST

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Blue-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura trichroa

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calumethan

Date

the past

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predomalpha

Date

July 17, 2018 03:52 PM NZST

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devinmynett

Date

July 14, 2018 06:19 PM NZST

Description

Please help with identification

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Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen

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ayameofazuma

Date

May 10, 2017 10:14 AM MDT

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North Island Fernbird Megalurus punctatus ssp. vealeae

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oscarkokako

Date

July 12, 2018 04:32 PM NZST

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New Zealand Grebe Poliocephalus rufopectus

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shaun-lee

Date

July 12, 2018 01:20 PM NZST

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tony_wills

Date

January 3, 2018 03:04 PM +13

Description

Life but not as we know it, well I've never seen them before. These guys are maybe 5 to 10mm long. In the surf near and amongst seaweed, lowtide.

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Bat Winged Fly Exsul singularis

Date

January 1, 2008

Description

First seen and photographed by Felix Collins.

Brian Patrick said I should put up this record as there are no observations of bat-winged fly on NW!

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Hoodwinker Sunfish Mola tecta

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gregs

Date

May 13, 2018 01:27 PM NZST

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marleyii

Date

February 2, 2018 10:22 AM +13

Description

Very common seedling coming up everywhere

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Katipo Latrodectus katipo

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arnim

Date

June 24, 2018 09:03 AM NZST

Description

In this first photo, we see a number of Autetaranga clumps - five in total. All five had a katipo web in them, photos 2-6. All five had zero adult katipo, in fact there was only one juvenile katipo across all of them. In one of those katipo webs was a Sidymella eggsac, and in another, was the Sidymella.

My guess is that she's cleaned out all the katipo from all five webs, not noticing, or ignoring the one juvenile left over.

Sidymella and eggsac were squashed.

After all that I put the photo of the juvenile katipo at the end, so there's something for someone to ID.

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

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arnim

Date

June 23, 2018 08:16 AM NZST

Description

Not foxglove, not lipstick plant, not a Cestrum. Assumed garden escape.

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marleyii

Date

June 11, 2018 01:40 PM HST

Description

Not sure what this is common on path by mudflats

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

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dorindah

Date

June 16, 2018 10:24 AM NZST

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grantski

Date

February 9, 2018 12:51 AM NZDT

Description

What is this creature? It was out at midnight in the alpine on the Haast Range

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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usernamebug

Date

May 3, 2018

Place

Motueka (Google, OSM)

Description

Noticed these rather large ladybirds hiding out in the gaps around the window. There are also Steel blue ladybirds and the smaller black spot & red ladybirds, who hide in there every year. This is the first time I've seen these beastie-birds! Are they Harlequin's?

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Australian Elephantfish Callorhinchus milii

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esler

Date

the past

Description

Embryo

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

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meurkc

Date

May 12, 2018 09:53 AM NZST

Description

spontaneous arrival in amongst garden shrubs; now a few metres tall and apparently with flower buds. First thought was hinau, and the domatia at vein axils seems to fit; but haven't seen it with such red midrib before. Wondered if an austalian species. Hinau reaches southern natural limit in Riccarton Bush and don't know of it on Banks Peninsula!

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Castor Semi-Looper Achaea janata

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jacqui-nz

Date

April 17, 2018 05:12 PM NZST

Description

Moth flying around the southern side of Lion Rock on the beach. Strong north-easterlies.

For perspective, moth in the centre of the last image.

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Pacific Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eretmochelys imbricata ssp. bissa

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emr

Date

March 6, 2018

Description

Possible green seaturtle

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Tussock Hawkweed Hieracium lepidulum

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jon_sullivan

Date

April 12, 2018 01:23 PM NZST

Description

This is the first Hieracium lepidulum I have ever seen in the Christchurch Port Hills, and this is one of the core set of plants I'm always on the lookout for. I pulled this out and it's in my plant press.

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reinderw

Date

April 10, 2018 05:26 PM NZST

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tomblusk

Date

April 6, 2018 10:44 PM HST

Description

Approximately 25-35mm. Rapidly wriggled from side to side. Video available-keen for an ID, please!

https://youtu.be/4Lu8vu8MorY

@mike68lusk

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Gray's Dragonfly Procordulia grayi

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reinderw

Date

November 24, 2017 04:40 PM NZDT

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Candy Flower Claytonia sibirica

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reinderw

Date

April 4, 2018 12:50 PM NZST

Description

Self sowing in a flower garden. I assume it must be wild, because I have never seen this for sale

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Long-bodied Cellar Spider Pholcus phalangioides

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grahame

Date

January 6, 2018

Description

Daddy Longlegs mating.
(edited)

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Puka Meryta sinclairii

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reinderw

Date

April 2, 2018 04:06 PM NZST

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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elimm94

Date

March 24, 2018

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Convolvulus Hawkmoth Agrius convolvuli

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esler

Date

October 26, 2013

Place

Riverton (Google, OSM)

Description

Convolvulus Sphinx. Live at Riverton. A rare visitor to the south. Probably blown over from Australia

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Western Weka Gallirallus australis ssp. australis

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rembrandt

Date

March 25, 2018 01:59 PM NZDT

Description

poor thing :(

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gregs

Date

October 4, 2017 01:58 PM +13

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Kiwifruit Actinidia deliciosa

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mike68lusk

Date

April 28, 2017 05:18 PM NZST

Description

in rock barrier close to shore

Plants

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Plants Kingdom Plantae

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grahame

Date

February 28, 2018

Description

Any ideas folks ??
They are attached between the plant and the main root of Tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima plants.
Most were half fist sized.
The big one here was 150 x 150 x 150 mm !!
Only a small percentage of plants had one.

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Apple-of-Peru Nicandra physalodes

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joepb

Date

March 13, 2018 03:18 PM NZDT

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Apple-of-Peru Nicandra physalodes

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reinderw

Date

August 14, 2017 05:04 PM NZST

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Myrtle Rust Austropuccinia psidii

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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 5, 2018

Description

On a group of several planted ramarama situated at the Caspian Cl side of the foot bridge over the Rewarewa Creek. The photos are all from one plant. I did not check the other plants for the rust.

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake Hydrophis platurus

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esler

Date

January 1, 1970

Description

Yellow-bellied seasnale. Found by me Muriwai in 1970. Don't know the date. Kept it alive for a few days

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Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera

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joepb

Date

February 21, 2018 04:01 PM NZDT

Description

Growing on that low bit of bank at the end of the street where the two streams meet. Two seen, both pulled.

How best to dispose of them without spreading the seed potentially? Any ideas?

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Green Orbweb Spider Colaranea viriditas

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woodleigh_school

Date

February 16, 2018 10:37 AM NZDT

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johnb-nz

Date

December 27, 2017 04:41 PM NZDT

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Kahikatea Dacrycarpus dacrydioides

Date

January 24, 2018 04:37 PM NZDT

Description

Seedlings found in back yard, along with other bird-dispersed seedlings (e.g. ivy, nightshade, banana passionfruit).

Don't know of any mature kahikatea trees nearby.

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shaun-lee

Date

November 25, 2017 03:18 PM NZDT

Description

Under and attached to a broken bottle. Looks like eggs in a jelly substance. Mangroves only 30m downstream so could be estuarine species.

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Blushing Rosette Abortiporus biennis

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laura-nz

Date

March 21, 2015 03:45 PM NZDT

Description

Mushroom with red stuff oozing out of it. What the heck?!

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Giant Knotweed Fallopia sachalinensis

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nsingers

Date

January 8, 2018 05:06 PM NZDT

Description

Small patch next to apiary site. Recent infestation.

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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jefffryett

Date

January 6, 2018 03:02 PM +13

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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arpugh

Date

March 1, 2017 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

On Salix spp, with giant willow aphid present

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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stephanie_sopow

Date

February 9, 2017 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

On Salix sp. heavily infested with Tuberolachnus salignus

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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ricjo007

Date

November 7, 2017 06:39 AM NZDT

Description

5-10mm long

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jon_sullivan

Date

December 27, 2017 03:09 PM NZDT

Description

Something's causing these leaves to swell up and turn pink, like some rusts do but I couldn't find obvious fruiting bodies.

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Shining Bronze-Cuckoo Chrysococcyx lucidus

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miro

Date

January 3, 2018 01:54 PM NZDT

Description

Juvenile fed by grey warbler

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Dragon-Tree Dracaena draco

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pjd1

Date

December 24, 2017 04:45 PM NZDT

Description

Probably arose from a bird dispersed fruit as no adults in the immediate local area but this species is grown in New Plymouth

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Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias

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sharkexperience

Date

December 27, 2017 01:08 PM NZDT

Description

4m male SGC Image SCHUBERT.

Now have video of same sighting available at; https://youtu.be/aW-ytgyxL8Y

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North Island Zebra Moth Declana atronivea

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tony_steer

Date

December 25, 2017 11:34 AM NZDT

Description

Feeding on Pseudopanax, lancewood

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mike68lusk

Date

October 27, 2017 09:51 PM NZDT

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Matai Prumnopitys taxifolia

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johnvandenhoeven

Date

December 17, 2017 10:34 AM NZDT

Description

A huge specimen estimated to be around 1300 years old.

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New Zealand Scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae

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emma-and-tom

Date

November 5, 2017 10:56 AM NZDT

Description

At least six chicks staying close to the female (previous observation).

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Yellow Lupin Lupinus luteus

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trevor_partridge

Date

December 16, 2017 02:53 PM NZDT

Description

Established in a number of drainage soak pits along edge of alleyway.

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Annual Bastard Cabbage Rapistrum rugosum

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trevor_partridge

Date

December 5, 2017 08:45 AM NZDT

Description

I prefer the alternative common name of turnip weed as per Flora Vol 5. Present in abundance. It cannot be seen on the photos but the petals have distinctive green veins on the underside that are characteristic of this brassica.

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Yellow Gromwell Amsinckia calycina

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trevor_partridge

Date

December 5, 2017 08:50 AM NZDT

Description

The tops of the infloresences are not curving over as is typical of this species in the Boraginaceae. Otherwise it does fit the description.