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Ichneumonid Wasps Family Ichneumonidae

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 2, 2020

Description

HYMENOPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture and structure, wings largely transparent, mouthparts not a piercing-sucking beak and situated at the front of the head, antennae conspicuous, wings with few veins and cross veins with larger cells, tarsi 5-segmented, fore wings larger than hind wings, abdomen constricted at base.

ICHNEUMONIDAE: Base of abdomen constricted, hind wings with 2 or fewer closed basal cells (suborder Apocrita), first abdominal segments without hump on node, antennae variable, wings fully developed, pronotum reaching back to tegula, venation complete or nearly so, fore wings with 6 or more closed cells and hind wings with at least one closed cell. Hind trochanters two-segmented, antennae with 14+ segments, fore wing with two recurrent veins, first submarginal and first discoidal cells confluent.

Light trap caught

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Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 2, 2020

Description

HYMENOPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture and structure, wings largely transparent, mouthparts not a piercing-sucking beak and situated at the front of the head, antennae conspicuous, wings with few veins and cross veins with larger cells, tarsi 5-segmented, fore wings larger than hind wings, abdomen constricted at base.

APIDAE: Base of abdomen constricted, hind wings with 2 or fewer closed basal cells (suborder Apocrita), first abdominal segments without hump on node, antennae variable, wings fully developed, pronotum not reaching back to tegula, lateral pronotum with a rounded lobe obscured by dense hairs, first segment of hind tarsus elongate, thickened and flattened body hairs (superfamily APOIDEA), fore wing with 3 submarginal cells, basal vein of fore wing straight/ slightly arched, jugal lobe of hind wing about same length as submedial cell, stigma not longer than half the length of the second submarginal cell.

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What

Huhu Prionoplus reticularis

Observer

natalie120

Date

January 13, 2020

Description

COLEOPTERA: Winged insects, with two pairs of wings not membranous, fore wings hard and horny in texture, meeting in a straight line and concealing membranous hind wings, abdomen without forceps-like cerci.

POLYPHAGA: Prothorax without visible notopleural sutures, hind coxae moveable, not fused with metasternum and not dividing basal abdominal sternite into two lateral pieces, hind trochanters without jelly beans - posterior lateral extensions.

CERAMBYCIDAE: Antennae lacking an asymmetrical club, legs not adapted for digging, elytra covering all of dorsal surface of abdomen, tarsal segmentation other than 5-5-5. Tarsal segmentation other than 3-3-3. Tarsal segmentation 4-4-4. One or more tarsal segments bilobed/lobed beneath, body surface dull, pronotum not laterally expanded. Head without rostrum. Elongate beetles, antennae more than two-thirds as long as body, all tibiae with 2 small terminal spines, more than 15mm long.

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Burnt Pine Longhorn Arhopalus ferus

Observer

natalie120

Date

January 13, 2020

Description

COLEOPTERA: Winged insects, with two pairs of wings not membranous, fore wings hard and horny in texture, meeting in a straight line and concealing membranous hind wings, abdomen without forceps-like cerci.

POLYPHAGA: Prothorax without visible notopleural sutures, hind coxae moveable, not fused with metasternum and not dividing basal abdominal sternite into two lateral pieces, hind trochanters without jelly beans - posterior lateral extensions.

CERAMBYCIDAE: Antennae lacking an asymmetrical club, legs not adapted for digging, elytra covering all of dorsal surface of abdomen, tarsal segmentation other than 5-5-5. Tarsal segmentation other than 3-3-3. Tarsal segmentation 4-4-4. One or more tarsal segments bilobed/lobed beneath, body surface dull, pronotum not laterally expanded. Head without rostrum. Elongate beetles, antennae more than two-thirds as long as body, all tibiae with 2 small terminal spines, more than 15mm long.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

December 6, 2019

Description

COLEOPTERA: Winged insects, with two pairs of wings not membranous, fore wings hard and horny in texture, meeting in a straight line and concealing membranous hind wings, abdomen without forceps-like cerci.

POLYPHAGA: Prothorax without visible notopleural sutures, hind coxae moveable, not fused with metasternum and not dividing basal abdominal sternite into two lateral pieces, hind trochanters without jelly beans - posterior lateral extensions.

SCARABAEIDAE: Antennae with 3-8 distal segments very asymmetrically expanded, forming a well defined, one-sided, often lamellate club, front legs adapted for digging, the fore tibia flattened with teeth on the outer edge. Segments of antennal club thin, abdomen with six visible sternites.

MELOLONTHINAE: Labrum sclerotized, exposed, antennal club more than 3 segments, tarsal claws toothed at base.

Costelytra: Metasternal process absent, brown colour, metasternum longer than mesosternum, sternal surfaces with long silky hairs, alternate elytral intervals very narrow, non-punctate and raised as distinct ridges.

Malaise trap caught 6-13th December

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What

Wide-banded Tiger Beetle Neocicindela latecincta

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

COLEOPTERA: Winged insects, with two pairs of wings not membranous, fore wings hard and horny in texture, meeting in a straight line and concealing membranous hind wings, abdomen without forceps-like cerci.

ADEPHAGA: Prothorax with visible notopleural sutures, hind coxae fused with metasternum and dividing basal abdominal sternite into two lateral pieces, hind trochanters with jellybeans - posterior lateral extensions.

CARABIDAE: Hind coxae not extending laterally to meet elytra, antennae except basal segments clothed with short dense hairs, body with scattered projecting sensory setae, terrestrial

CICINDELINAE Neocicindela: Mouthparts hypognathous (pointing downwards), mandibles long and sickle-shaped, colour dark green with white markings on elytra and elsewhere, clothed with long white setae.

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What

Tasmanian Brown Lacewing Micromus tasmaniae

Observer

natalie120

Date

March 3, 2020

Description

NEUROPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture and structure, wings largely transparent, mouthparts not a piercing-sucking beak and situated at the front of the head, antennae conspicuous, wings with many veins and cross veins in a net-like arrangement, hind tarsi with three segments, wings transparent and not covered with hair, wings with a dense margin of bifurcating veins, hind wing narrower, wide as fore wing at base.

HEMEROBIIDAE: Costal area with numerous cross veins and more or less defined pterostigma. Nygmata absent, small species, fore wing length <10mm with long thin bodies, smaller lacewing like species, antennae not clubbed, many cross veins fork before reaching front end of wing, radial veins of fore wing arising on more than 2 stems, brownish hairy species.

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What

Pittosporum Shield Bug Monteithiella humeralis

Observer

natalie120

Date

March 9, 2020

Description

HEMIPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture, wings largely transparent, mouthparts a piercing-sucking beak on bottom of the head, resting on underside of body between legs.

HETEROPTERA: Fore wings with basal thickened corium and an apical membrane folding flat over abdomen, insertion of labium remote from prosternum.

PENTATOMIDAE: Antennae exposed and visible from above, longer than head, terrestrial. Body not much flattened dorsoventrally, hemelytra extending to edge of abdomen, tarsi 3-segmented. Scutellum large, body shield-shaped. Tibiae lacking numerous spines. Tarsi 3-segmented.

Monteithiella humeralis: Bucculae elongate, first segment of rostrum lodged for its whole length in groove between bucculae, rostrum slender. Outer head lobes no longer than inner and not enclosing it in front.Pale chocolate-brown with conspicuous pale band along anterior lateral margins of pronotum.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

March 9, 2020

Description

HEMIPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture, wings largely transparent, mouthparts a piercing-sucking beak on bottom of the head, resting on underside of body between legs.

HETEROPTERA: Fore wings with basal thickened corium and an apical membrane folding flat over abdomen, insertion of labium remote from prosternum.

PENTATOMIDAE: Antennae exposed and visible from above, longer than head, terrestrial. Body not much flattened dorsoventrally, hemelytra extending to edge of abdomen. Scutellum large, body shield-shaped. Tibiae lacking numerous spines. Tarsi 3-segmented - bottom of feet broke off and couldn't find it for photo but was

Glaucias amyoti: Bucculae elongate, first segment of rostrum lodged for its whole length in groove between bucculae, rostrum slender. Outer head lobes no longer than inner and not enclosing it in front. Green. Larger species, 12.5mm long, posterior angles of pronotum rounded, not projecting. Dorsal surface shining, scutellum broadly rounded at apex, without pale or black spots along base.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

February 3, 2020

Description

HEMIPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture, wings largely transparent, mouthparts a piercing-sucking beak on bottom of the head, resting on underside of body between legs.

STERNORRHYNCHA & AUCHENORRHYNCHA/Suborder HOMOPTERA: Fore wings uniform in texture, without sharp differentiation into a basal sclerotized corium and an apical membrane, held roof-wise over the body, insertion of labium close to prosternum.

Suborder AUCHENORRHYNCHA: Tarsi with 3 segments

CICADIDAE: Mid coxae short and not widely separated. Pedical of antennae not thicker than scape, without wart-like sensilla. 3 ocelli on top of head, fore femora thickened.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

January 8, 2020

Description

HEMIPTERA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture, wings largely transparent, mouthparts a piercing-sucking beak on bottom of the head, resting on underside of body between legs.

STERNORRHYNCHA & AUCHENORRHYNCHA/Suborder HOMOPTERA: Fore wings uniform in texture, without sharp differentiation into a basal sclerotized corium and an apical membrane, held roof-wise over the body, insertion of labium close to prosternum.

Suborder AUCHENORRHYNCHA: Tarsi with 3 segments

CICADIDAE: Mid coxae short and not widely separated. Pedical of antennae not thicker than scape, without wart-like sensilla. 3 ocelli on top of head, fore femora thickened.

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What

Weta and King Crickets Family Anostostomatidae

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020

Description

ORTHOPTERA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs greatly enlarged for jumping.

Suborder ENSIFERA: Antennae long and thin, more than 30 segments.

ANOSTOSTOMATIDAE: Tarsi 4 segmented, wings entirely absent, first tarsal segment with plantulae, heavy bodied with body longer than hind tibiae.

GENUS ZELANDOSANDRUS: Auditory plates absent, ovipositor long, body and legs sparesely hairy.

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What

Ground Weta Genus Hemiandrus

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020

Description

ORTHOPTERA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs greatly enlarged for jumping.

Suborder ENSIFERA: Antennae long and thin, more than 30 segments.

ANOSTOSTOMATIDAE: Tarsi 4 segmented, wings entirely absent, first tarsal segment with plantulae, heavy bodied with body longer than hind tibiae.

Hemiandrus: Auditory plates absent, ninth abdominal tergite emarginate with double curved indentation posteriorly, body and legs moderately hairy.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

ORTHOPTERA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs greatly enlarged for jumping.

ACRIDIDAE: Antennae short and comparatively thick, fewer than 30 segments.

"Alpine grasshoppers": Adults brachypterous, distinct conical prosternal process between forelegs. Posterior margin of pronotum strongly sinuate with double curve and distinct median notch. Larger than 20mm. Montane species.

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Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

ORTHOPTERA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs greatly enlarged for jumping.

ACRIDIDAE: Antennae short and comparatively thick, fewer than 30 segments.

"Alpine grasshoppers": Adults brachypterous, distinct conical prosternal process between forelegs. Posterior margin of pronotum strongly sinuate with double curve and distinct median notch. Larger than 20mm. Montane species.

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What

Short-horned Grasshoppers Family Acrididae

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

ORTHOPTERA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs greatly enlarged for jumping.

ACRIDIDAE: Antennae short and comparatively thick, fewer than 30 segments.

"Alpine grasshoppers": Adults brachypterous, distinct conical prosternal process between forelegs. Posterior margin of pronotum strongly sinuate with double curve and distinct median notch. Larger than 20mm. Montane species.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020

Description

BLATTODEA: Wingless insects, abdomen with more than six segments, abdomen with two terminal appendages, segments 2-7 without ventral appendages, mouthparts chewing and biting type, abdomen not constricted at the base - broadly jointed to thorax, insects not louse-like, body shape not like ant, abdomen without foreceps-like cerci at posterior end, hind legs not enlarged for jumping, insects broadly dorsoventrally flattened, all legs adapted for running

BLATTIDAE: All femora with series of stout spurs on posterior lateral margins, tibial spurs. Male (presence of cerci and genital styles at end of abdomen) with subgenital plate symmetrical, hind edge more or less straight.

Celatoblatta: Non-uniformly coloured, dorsum of thoracic segments with a pale margin, smooth and shiny. Medium brown with dark markings and a narrow pale border on the thoracic segments; hind margin of male subgenital plate more or less straight.

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What

Blue Damselfly Austrolestes colensonis

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

ODONATA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture and structure, wings largely transparent, mouthparts not a piercing-sucking beak and situated at the front of the head, antennae small and bristle-like, fore wing and hind wing nearly equal in size, tip of abdomen without terminal filaments.

ZYGOPTERA: Medium-sized insects. Eyes widely separated. Fore and hind wings similar in shape; petiolate (stemmed).

LESTIDAE Austrolestes colensonis: Pterostigma at least 3x as long as deep, costal and hind margins of pterostigma subequal, length of body ~40mm (broken). Body blackish with extensive blue markings.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

Description

ODONATA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings similar in texture and structure, wings largely transparent, mouthparts not a piercing-sucking beak and situated at the front of the head, antennae small and bristle-like, fore wing and hind wing nearly equal in size, tip of abdomen without terminal filaments.

ZYGOPTERA: Medium-sized insects. Eyes widely separated. Fore and hind wings similar in shape; petiolate (stemmed).

COENAGRIONIDA: Pterostigma diamond-shaped, approx. as long as deep, costal and distal margins subequal, costal margin much longer than hind margin. Body length less than 41mm.

Xanthocnemis spp: Yellowish line on mesepisternum broad and with a distinct notch in the lateral border. Body length 30mm.

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What

New Zealand Mantis Orthodera novaezealandiae

Observer

natalie120

Date

March 7, 2020

Description

MANTODEA: Winged insects, two pairs of wings, fore wings and hind wings different in texture and structure, fore wing leathery, hind wing membranous. Fore wings leathery and with veins throughout, with chewing or sucking mouthparts. Hind legs not enlarged for jumping. Insects not dorsoventrally flattened but markedly elongate, more than 3x as long as wide. Forelegs raptorial, prothorax narrow and elongate.

MANTIDAE Orthodera novaezealandiae: Pronotum broad, wide as head with more or less straight sides and with lateral carinae. Forelegs with inner surface of coxae uniformly yellow.

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Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020 03:00 PM NZDT

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Pittosporum Shield Bug Monteithiella humeralis

Observer

natalie120

Date

March 9, 2020

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Copper Butterflies Genus Lycaena

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 29, 2020

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020

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Large Hover Fly Melangyna novaezelandiae

Observer

natalie120

Date

March 9, 2020

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Ground Weta Genus Hemiandrus

Observer

natalie120

Date

February 28, 2020

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Observer

natalie120

Date

January 9, 2020

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Observer

natalie120

Date

January 13, 2020

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Buff-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus terrestris

Observer

natalie120

Date

January 13, 2020

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Observer

natalie120

Date

January 9, 2020
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