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Southern Ant Chelaner antarcticum

Observer

tony_wills

Date

April 18, 2014

Description

Ants bringing all manner of unrecognisable morsels to their nest in a manmade rock wall. Only things I recognised were a seed and some small grubs.

Southern Ant - Photo (c) Lek Khauv, all rights reserved
dward's ID: Southern Ant (Chelaner antarcticum)
Added on February 13, 2019.
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katemccombs

Date

June 27, 2016

Description

Emerged from small cocoons, after parasitising a Magpie Moth.

The cocoon pictures are from 12 June.

dward's ID: Diolcogaster perniciosus, a member of Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)
Added on July 03, 2016.
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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

February 27, 2016 10:21 AM NZDT

Description

Ichneumonidae: Tryphoninae: Netelia producta ?

Netelia ephippiata - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dward's ID: Netelia ephippiata, a member of Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)
Added on February 29, 2016.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Mount Albert, 145 Carrington Rd (vicinity of Unitec Childcare, Unitec Campus).

Habitat: Podocarpus totara.

Identification: Gelis tenellus (Say, 1836). Female.

Gelis tenellus - Photo (c) K Schneider, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Gelis tenellus, a member of Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)
Added on November 30, 2015.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 13, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: On vegetation near pond.

Identification: Phaenoglyphis villosa (Hartig, 1841). Second photo shows diagnostic suture on mesopleuron.

Phaenoglyphis villosa - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Phaenoglyphis villosa, a member of Gall Wasps and Allies (Superfamily Cynipoidea)
Added on November 30, 2015.
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What

Australian Paper Wasp Polistes humilis

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

November 18, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Gomphocarpus sp. Flowering.

Identification: Polistes humilis (Fabricius, 1781). Female.

Australian Paper Wasp - Photo (c) epitree, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Maurice
dward's ID: Australian Paper Wasp (Polistes humilis)
Added on November 30, 2015.
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Common European Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

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danilo_hegg

Date

January 1, 2013 05:03 PM NZDT
Common European Yellowjacket - Photo (c) Tom, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dward's ID: Common European Yellowjacket (Vespula vulgaris)
Added on November 30, 2015.
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Yellow Flower Wasp Radumeris tasmaniensis

Observer

dwilson

Date

November 28, 2015

Description

Walking about among Kunzea flowers, in sand dunes.

Yellow Flower Wasp - Photo (c) Reiner Richter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
dward's ID: Yellow Flower Wasp (Radumeris tasmaniensis)
Added on November 30, 2015.
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jeremy_rolfe

Date

January 3, 2006
Gasteruption - Photo (c) JRxpo, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
dward's ID: Genus Gasteruption, a member of Carrot Wasps (Family Gasteruptiidae)
Added on May 22, 2015.
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What

Small Brown Bush Ant Prolasius advenus

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

March 31, 2014
Prolasius - Photo (c) Thomas Walsh, all rights reserved
dward's ID: Genus Prolasius, a member of Formicine Ants (Subfamily Formicinae)
Added on December 09, 2014.
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steve_kerr

Date

November 5, 2013

Description

Ichneumonidae

Aclosmation - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dward's ID: Genus Aclosmation, a member of Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)
Added on December 08, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 6, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Pittosporum crassifolium Banks & Sol. ex A.Cunn., 1840. Dying/dead. Infested with Chaetoptelius mundulus.

Identification: Cryptoxilos thorpei Shaw & Berry, 2005. Many adults observed. Photos show 1 female and 3 males.

Cryptoxilos thorpei - Photo (c) stho002, all rights reserved, uploaded by Stephen Thorpe
dward's ID: Cryptoxilos thorpei, a member of Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)
Added on December 08, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 4, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush

Habitat: Native bush remnant. On dead wood.

Identification: Sclerodermus niveifemur (Evans, 1964)

REFERENCES
Ward, D.F. 2013: Revision of Bethylidae (Hymenoptera) from New Zealand.
New Zealand entomologist, 36(2): 107-130. doi: 10.1080/00779962.2012.759084

Sclerodermus niveifemur - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Sclerodermus niveifemur, a member of Flat Wasps (Family Bethylidae)
Added on December 08, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East)

Habitat: Pittosporum crassifolium Banks & Sol. ex A.Cunn., 1840. Dying/dead. Infested with Chaetoptelius mundulus. Active on bark.

Proctotrupidae - Photo (c) Christophe Quintin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Family Proctotrupidae, a member of Narrow-waisted Hymenopterans (Suborder Apocrita)
Added on December 08, 2014.
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lek

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

On the bark mulch of a garden bed, in a sheltered and shady location. Several individuals, perhaps up to 20 at a time, were seen out mingling with each other in a confined spot. They were probably just outside their hidden nest entrance. I thought it was quite bold behaviour, for a species that's usually very shy of being seen out in the open.

Pachycondyla - Photo (c) Stéphane De Greef, all rights reserved
dward's ID: Genus Pachycondyla, a member of Ringbum Ants (Subfamily Ponerinae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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What

Lesser Sneaking Ant Cardiocondyla minutior

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

November 8, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East)

Habitat: In main carpark area. Many ants observed active on the ground in sunshine at about 1600 hrs.

Identification: Cardiocondyla minutior Forel, 1899

Lesser Sneaking Ant - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Lesser Sneaking Ant (Cardiocondyla minutior)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 11, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Pittosporum eugenioides. Beating. By pond.

Identification: Leptopilina heterotoma (Thomson, 1862).

REFERENCES
Ward, D.F. 2014: Overview and key to the New Zealand Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera).
Zootaxa, 3878(6): 563-579. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3878.6.4

Leptopilina heterotoma - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Leptopilina heterotoma, a member of Eucoiline Wasps (Subfamily Eucoilinae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 18, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Leptospermum. Cultivated. Beating.

Identification: Euryischia sp.

Euryischia - Photo (c) stho002, all rights reserved, uploaded by Stephen Thorpe
dward's ID: Genus Euryischia, a member of Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Kunzea. Beating.

Identification: Anteon caledonianum Olmi, 1984.

REFERENCES
Olmi, M. 2007: New Zealand Dryinidae and Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea): new records and description of
Bocchus thorpei new species. Records of the Auckland Museum, 44: 5-16.

NOTE: This is the first specimen, to my knowledge, taken in Saint Johns. I record all specimens of this species that I encounter in the field.

Anteon caledonianum - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Anteon caledonianum, a member of Pincer Wasps (Family Dryinidae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 21, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Glen Innes/Point England/Saint Johns, 231 Apirana Ave

Habitat: Lophostemon confertus. On underside of leaf. Tree infested with Ctenarytaina longicauda.

Identification: Tamarixia sp. [Tentatively]

Tamarixia - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Genus Tamarixia, a member of Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush

Habitat: Native bush remnant. Several wasps shaken out of a bush floor sedge.

Identification: Errolium sp.

dward's ID: Genus Errolium, a member of Narrow-waisted Hymenopterans (Suborder Apocrita)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush.

Habitat: Native bush remnant. In moss at side of track. A few ants observed.

Identification: Heteroponera brouni (Forel, 1892). Worker.

Heteroponera brouni - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Heteroponera brouni, a member of Ants (Family Formicidae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 24, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, St Johns Bush

Habitat: Native bush remnant. On trunk of dead standing tree.

Identification: Spilomena sp.

Spilomena - Photo (c) steve_kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
dward's ID: Genus Spilomena, a member of Aphid Wasps (Subfamily Pemphredoninae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 25, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, Colin Maiden Park.

Habitat: Podocarpus totara. Beating.

Identification: Dendrocerus sp.

Dendrocerus - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Genus Dendrocerus, a member of Narrow-waisted Hymenopterans (Suborder Apocrita)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 26, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Kunzea. Cultivated. Beating.

Identification: Euryischia sp.

Euryischia - Photo (c) stho002, all rights reserved, uploaded by Stephen Thorpe
dward's ID: Genus Euryischia, a member of Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 26, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Dietes grandiflora. Dense bed of cultivated plants outside building 733. Beating. A nest of ants. Mainly minor workers.

Identification: Pheidole rugosula Forel, 1902. Minor worker.

Pheidole rugosula - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Pheidole rugosula, a member of Big-Headed Ants (Genus Pheidole)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East)

Habitat: Podocarpus totara. Beating.

Identification: Choreopraon totarae Mackauer, 2012.

REFERENCES
Mackauer, M.; Finlayson, T. 2012:
Choreopraon totarae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae), a new parasitoid of Neophyllaphis totarae (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea: Drepanosiphidae) in New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology, 39(1): 77-84. doi: 10.1080/03014223.2011.638648

Choreopraon totarae - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Choreopraon totarae, a member of Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East)

Habitat: Podocarpus totara. Beating.

Identification: Phaenoglyphis villosa (Hartig, 1841). Second photo shows diagnostic suture on mesopleuron.

Phaenoglyphis villosa - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Phaenoglyphis villosa, a member of Gall Wasps and Allies (Superfamily Cynipoidea)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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Lesser Sneaking Ant Cardiocondyla minutior

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: On ground just outside building 733. Several ants observed active on the ground in sunshine at about 1700 hrs.

Identification: Cardiocondyla minutior Forel, 1899. Worker.

Lesser Sneaking Ant - Photo (c) Stephen Thorpe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
dward's ID: Lesser Sneaking Ant (Cardiocondyla minutior)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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steve_kerr

Date

March 22, 2012

Description

Braconidae: Alysia manducator

Large numbers in low grass along the edge of a large flax zone, lakeside.

Alysia manducator - Photo (c) Steve Kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY)
dward's ID: Alysia manducator, a member of Braconid Wasps (Family Braconidae)
Added on December 03, 2014.
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