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Black Rat Rattus rattus

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buggirl13

Date

August 14, 2020 09:02 AM NZST

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Black Rat Rattus rattus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

August 14, 2020 08:40 AM NZST

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Old World Rats Genus Rattus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

July 29, 2020 08:45 AM NZST

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Hibiscuses Genus Hibiscus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

July 7, 2020 04:19 PM NZST

Place

Suva, Fiji (Google, OSM)

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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 26, 2020 11:59 AM NZST

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Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 29, 2020 10:48 PM NZDT

Description

Adephaga: Prothorax with visible notoplural sutures; hind coxae fused with metasternum and dividing basal abdominal sternite into two lateral pieces; hind trochanters often with posterior lateral extensions.
Carabidae: Hind coax not extending laterally to meet elytra; antennae clothed with short dense pubescence; body scattered with projecting sensory setae.
Mouthparts more or less prognathous, mandibles early sickle shaped; colour usually black or brown; lacking obvious white setae.
Broscini: The prothorax tapers strongly towards the elytra; large robust beetles.

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Hill's Brown Blowfly Calliphora hilli

Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 28, 2020 10:48 PM NZDT

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short, and with 5 or fewer distinct segments, or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like aritsa.
Calypterate: ptilinal structure present.
Transverse structure of mesonotum complete; lower calypter usually large.
meropleruon with row or group of bristles and pteropleuron with 1 or more bristles, vein M1 almost always strongly bend forwards.
Subscutellum not well developed; abdominal termites with variable bristles; barista usually plumose at least in part.
Calliphoridae: Colour often metallic; arista usually plumose beyond basal half

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Striped Mosquito Aedes notoscriptus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

April 1, 2020 10:48 PM NZDT

Description

Menatocera: Antenna with 6 or more distinct segments, relatively simple, often filiform and longer than thorax.
Dical cell and/or ocelli absent; wings usually not mottled.
Mesonotum without V-shaped suture; wing with at most one anal vein reaching the wing margin; legs variable.
Ocelli absent.
Wings mostly longer and narrower, with small anal lobe or none.
Culicidae: Veins clothed with hairs, mouthparts forming an elongate probiscis.

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Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

buggirl13

Date

March 7, 2020 10:48 PM NZDT

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short and with 5 or fewer distinct segments or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like arista.
Ptilinal suture absent.
Empodium bristle like or absent, at most 2 well developed pads below tarsal claw.
Syrphidae: Wing with vein-like thickening between R's and M; view M1 turned forwards to meet R4+5. either or both veins sinuous.

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Typical Silverfishes Family Lepismatidae

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 11, 2020 10:37 AM NZST

Description

Thysanura: abdomen with three long terminal filamentous appendages; abdominal segments 2-7 may each have a pair of small ventral leg-like appendages.

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 10, 2020 08:51 PM NZDT

Description

Papilionoidea- Antenna apically clubbed, the flagellar segments cylindical, never penetrate or long-setose. Forewing lacking a jugum or retinaculum. Diurnal broad winged with brightly patterned Lepidoptera.
Pieridae: tarsal claws are bifid and fore legs fully developed and functional.

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New Zealand Common Tiger Beetle Neocicindela tuberculata

Observer

buggirl13

Date

April 12, 2020 08:56 PM NZST

Description

Adephaga: Prothorax with visible notopleural sutures; hind coax fused with metasternum and dividing the basal abdominal eternity into two lateral pieces; hind trochanters often with posterior lateral pieces; hind trochanters often with posterior lateral extensions.
Carabidae: hind coax not meeting laterally to meet elytra; antennae except basal segments, clothed with short dense pubescence; body with scattered projecting sensory setae, terrestrial.
Cicindelinae Neocicindela: Mouthparts hypognathus, mandiables rarely obviously sickle shaped; colour dark green with white markings on the elytra and elsewhere; clothed with long white setae.

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buggirl13

Date

April 1, 2020 09:18 PM NZDT

Description

Polyphaga: Hind coxae are not fused or dividing the basal abdominal sternite. Hind trochanters are without lateral projections.
Scarabidae: Antennae form a well-defined one-sided club.
The front legs adapted for digging, foretibia is flattened with teeth on the outer edge.
Melolonthinae: Labrum is hardened, exposed; antennal club often more than 3 segments, tarsal claws sometimes toothed at base.
Metasternal process absent; brown or black, not usually green. Metasternum much longer than mesosternum. Sternl surfaces with long silky hairs.
Odontria: Alternate elytra intervals similar in width punctuation and convexity.

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Burnt Pine Longhorn Arhopalus ferus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

March 8, 2020 09:34 PM NZDT

Description

Polyphaga: Hind coxae are not fused or dividing the basal abdominal sternite. Hind trochanters are without lateral projections.
Antennae lacking an asymmetrical club; legs not usually adapted for digging.
Elytra usually covering all or nearly all dorsal surface of abdomen; tarsal segmentation sometimes other than 5-5-5.
Tarsal segmentation 4-4-4. With one or more tarsal segments bilobed or lobed beneath. body surface dull rough or tuberculate, pronotum not laterally expanded.
Head without rostrum.
Cerambycidae: Elongate beetles, antennae usually more than two thirds as long as body; all tibiae with two small terminal spines; usually more than 100mm long and often more than 15mm long

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Common Tussock Butterfly Argyrophenga antipodum

Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 29, 2020 12:08 PM +13

Description

Papilionoidea: antenna usually clubbed, the flagellate segments cylindrical, never pectinate, or longsetose; forewing lacking Nahum or retinaculum; diurnal, broadwinged brightly patterned Lepidoptera.
Tarsal claws rarely bifid, foreleg in male reduced.
Nymphalidae: Eyes entire, contiguous with antennas socket, fore leg abbreviated non-functional often brush like in both sexes.
Satyrinae: fiscal cell of forewing completely closed dis tally by tubular veins. Mostly black or brown species with white centred black spots on upper wing surfaces.

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Sugarcane Soldier Fly Inopus rubriceps

Observer

buggirl13

Date

April 12, 2020 06:17 PM NZST

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short and with 5 or fewer distinct segments or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like arista.
Ptilinal suture absent.
Empodium pulvilliform or padlike with 3 sub equal pads below the tarsal claws.
Stratiomyidae: veins R4 and R5 both ending before apex of wing.

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Brachyceran Flies Suborder Brachycera

Observer

buggirl13

Date

April 24, 2020 06:17 PM NZST

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short and with 5 or fewer distinct segments or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like arista.
Cyclorrhapha, schizophora: ptilinal suture present.
Acalypterte: Transverse suture of mesonotum not complete and broadly interrupted medially; lower calypter absent of very small.

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buggirl13

Date

February 29, 2020 06:17 PM NZDT

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short and with 5 or fewer distinct segments or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like arista.
Cyclorrhapha, schizophora: ptilinal suture present.
Calypterate: transverse suture of mesonotum complete; lower calypter usually large.

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Flesh Flies Family Sarcophagidae

Observer

buggirl13

Date

April 4, 2020 07:17 PM NZDT

Description

Brachycera: Antenna usually short and with 5 or fewer distinct segments or distal segments partially fused, often highly modified and ending in a narrow style or bristle like arista.
Cyclorrhapha, schizophora: ptilinal suture present.
Calypterate: transverse suture of mesonotum complete; lower calypter usually large.
Meropleuron with row or group of bristles; vein M1 almost always strongly bent forward.
Subscutellum not well developed; abdominal termites with variable bristles; barista usually plumose at least in part.
Sarcophagidae: colour non-metallic; thorax with longitudinal stripes; barista generally plumose only in basal half

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Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 13, 2020 01:49 PM +13

Description

Hemiptera:
Homoptera: tarsi with 3 segments
Auchenorrhyncha: forewings when present of more or less uniform texture, without sharp differentiation into a basal sclerotized corium and an apical membrane, usually held roof-wise over body; insertion of labium close to prosternum.
Mid coxae short, not widely separated, pedicel of antennae not or scarcely thicker than scape without watt like sesilla
Cicadidae: three ocelli on top of head; fore femora thickened

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Observer

buggirl13

Date

May 12, 2020 03:27 PM NZST

Description

Fore legs not raptorial, prothorax shorter than other thoracic segments

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Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 29, 2020 09:45 PM +13

Description

Blattodea: Insects broadly dorsoventrally flattened, all legs adapted to running
All femora with series of stout spurs on posterior lateral margin; tibial spurs smooth or finely rough.
Blattidae: males with subgenital plate symmetrical, its hind edge more or less straight or distinctly indented. Females with subgenital plate forming two large lateroventral valves.
Brachypterous, the termina teaching at most the second abdominal tergite.
Non-uniformly coloured, Dodson of thoracic segments with a pale margin; smooth and shiny.
Celatoblatta: usually medium brown marking and a narrow pale border to the thoracic segments; hind margin of male subgenital plate more or less straight

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Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 29, 2020 01:28 PM +13

Description

Odonata: fore wing and hind wing nearly equal in size;tip of abdomen without terminal filaments.
Zygoptera: medium sized. Eyes widely separated. Fire and hind wings similar in shape; petiolate; male with pair of superior appendages below the anus. Female with ovipositor.
Coenagrionidae: pterostigma diamond shaped, approximately as long as deep, coastal and distal margins subequal, coastal margin much longer than hind margin, body less than 41mm
Xanthocnemis spp: yellowish lime on mesipisternum broad and with a distinct notch in the lateral border. Male abdomen red. Female bronze or red without vulvar spine. Body length 28-41mm

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European Earwig Forficula auricularia

Observer

buggirl13

Date

February 28, 2020 01:54 PM +13

Description

Dermaptera: Abdomen provided with forceps-like cerci at posterior end.
Forficulidar: Tegima present
Forficula auricularia: second tarsal segment produced below third and expanded laterally

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South African Mantis Miomantis caffra

Observer

buggirl13

Date

May 31, 2020 06:27 PM NZST

Description

Mantodea: Fore legs raptorial, prothorax usually narrow and elongate
Mantidae: Miomantis caffra:
Pronoun narrower than head, with a node or sweeping in the front of middle, lateral carinae absent; forelegs with 4-6 dark spots on inner surface of coxae, femurs lacking vivid blue patches

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Pirate Spider Australomimetus mendicus

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 13, 2020 12:54 PM NZST

Description

Soooooo beautiful!!!

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Kamahi Weinmannia racemosa

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 13, 2020 12:06 PM NZST

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 9, 2020 01:05 PM NZST

Description

Drone?

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Gorse Pod Moth Cydia succedana

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 9, 2020 12:44 PM NZST

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Gorse Spider Mite Tetranychus lintearius

Observer

buggirl13

Date

June 9, 2020 12:41 PM NZST
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