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grahame

Date

January 17, 2019

Description

Well I got my first id wrong :)
Quite interesting watching this gliding around.
13 microns from horn to horn.

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grahame

Date

January 17, 2019

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First time I've seen a group of them like this.
What's the reason for it ?
3.5 microns long

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grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

Description

My problematic moth for the day.

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Barea st1

Observer

grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

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Sod Webworm Eudonia submarginalis

Observer

grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

Description

I guess yet another colour form of E. submarginalis.
Theres 4 or so scales that have a redish tint.

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grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

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One of my favourite moths.
Haven't seen one quite like this before.

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Fungus Gnats Family Mycetophilidae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

Description

Around 5mm or a bit more

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grahame

Date

January 16, 2019

Description

One of the many dandelion like plants.
They were generally in flower heads of 3 some 4.
15mm across ??

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grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

I thought I knew what this was before I had a good look at it on the computer.
Now I suspect it is one of the several Orocrambus I don't know

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Sod Webworm Eudonia submarginalis

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grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

Sorry about the poor image.
Is this a weird colour form of Eudonia submarginalis ?
The white hind wing stripe looks close the rest like none Ive seen before.

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Bagworm Moths Family Psychidae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

Nicely decorated with Ramalina

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Limoniid Crane Flies Family Limoniidae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

Including leg length 10mm long

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Willow Bean Gall Sawfly Pontania proxima

Observer

grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

A small one, 5mm or a little more

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Common Cat's-Ear Hypochaeris radicata

Observer

grahame

Date

January 15, 2019

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grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

Description

I could be wrong on the id of this moth

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Lucerne Leafroller Moth Clepsis divulsana

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

Description

The most unusual coloured one I've seen.

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Tailed Forest Spider Arachnura feredayi

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

Description

Two different ones from the group I've been watching

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Cotton Web Spinner Achyra affinitalis

Observer

grahame

Date

January 9, 2019

Description

Not one I can work out.

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Red Damselfly Xanthocnemis zealandica

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

Description

A mating pair

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Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

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Grey Teal Anas gracilis

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

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Richards Toetoe Austroderia richardii

Observer

grahame

Date

January 13, 2019

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grahame

Date

January 11, 2019

Description

Another that has me puzzled.
Not sure Ive ever seen one with "tails" before.

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Moss-eating Crambid Snout Moths Subfamily Scopariinae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 8, 2019

Description

Eudonia submarginalis ?

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grahame

Date

January 8, 2019

Description

These were the first adult mosquitos I've seen at Travis

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Seed Bugs Family Lygaeidae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 8, 2019

Description

It was on the veranda, the white tail was what made it stand out.
I got a couple of shots and looked away for a second, when I looked back it had transformed.
I guess the white is an underwing.

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Tasmanian Lacewing Micromus tasmaniae

Observer

grahame

Date

January 8, 2019

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Barea st1

Observer

grahame

Date

January 4, 2019

Description

This one has me confused ?

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New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Observer

grahame

Date

January 2, 2019

Description

Hi folks,
Does anyone have any idea as to what is causing the yellow stripes on this group of Cabbage Trees ?
I have an inkling but will need to run it past a far cleaver person than me.

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Catchweed Bedstraw Galium aparine

Observer

grahame

Date

January 2, 2019

Description

The curley leaves of the Galium aparine (Cleaves) are host to the Galium gall mite, Cecidophyes rouhollahi.
Read about it here
https://nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/factsheet/InterestingInsects/Galium-gall-mite---Cecidophyes-rouhollahi.html