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Grand Olearia Owlet (Meterana grandiosa)

Observer

bjorn

Date

June 3, 2024 08:45 PM NZST

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Antipodes Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica ssp. meinertzhagenae)

Observer

mark_fraser

Date

April 2010

Description

Seen on the Northern Plains. Difficult to photograph as they keep ducking into the vegetation and are always on the move.

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Fine-lined Tambja (Tambja tenuilineata)

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millamuck

Date

May 27, 2024 01:37 PM NZST

Description

Chomp

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morganemerien

Date

November 22, 2019 09:46 PM +13

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Golden-scruffy Collybia (Cyptotrama asprata)

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jaylichter

Date

May 18, 2024 11:43 AM NZST

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genevieveearly

Date

May 16, 2024 12:49 PM NZST

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Hamilton's Frog (Leiopelma hamiltoni)

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mark_fraser

Date

June 2010

Description

Adult photographed in the frog bank on Stephens Island while doing Hamilton's Frog fieldwork at night.

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arnim

Date

May 2024

Description

This cage still has fruiting plants in it, I'm impressed.

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What

New Zealand Grass Skink (Oligosoma polychroma)

Observer

silavkul

Date

January 2024

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Grand Olearia Owlet (Meterana grandiosa)

Date

April 27, 2024 09:40 PM NZST

Description

Finally recorded a lovely grandiosa at Falls Dam after three unsuccessful attempts a few late autumns ago. Only the fourth one I've seen (2 at Saint Bathans, 1 in Kawarau Gorge).

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indymarshall

Date

December 2023

Description

I was to late in the day to see it open so I picked it and put it in my greenhouse and every flower on the inflorescence opened this was the last one.

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Fereday's Cutworm (Euxoa ceropachoides)

Date

April 15, 2024 10:14 PM NZST

Description

Quite taken with these. One of those moths where if you change your angle of view slightly you get totally different colours and scale reflections from the moth. Crisp evening on the beach

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What

Crimson Jelly (Turritopsis rubra)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 9, 2024 04:16 PM NZST

Description

Starting to gets lots washing in with the southerly. Hasn't been any for quite a while until the last couple weeks.

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Streblus Fruit Moth (Phycomorpha metachrysa)

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possumsend

Date

February 2, 2024 01:10 AM NZDT

Description

Assisting @Carey-Knox-Southern-Scales on moth surveys. 20ha Matai dominated rich forest remnant surrounded by pasture/tussock/sparse shrublands. Various light/sheet combinations set up on forest edge.

Following the discovery of a Streblus Fruit Moth on the previous night we explored the forest more thoroughly the following day and discovered several groves of Streblus. We set a number of lights/sheets specifically targeting these trees and this moth. With success, probably 7 individuals came to light. 4 further individuals of this very variable moth are recorded.

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jacobl

Date

March 3, 2024 11:31 AM NZDT

Description

It was quite a surprise to suddenly come across one of these! Like last time, it was sitting out in the open, during the day, in some low kiokio.

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chrisc

Date

April 2024

Description

I have posted observations of this 'family' of B tuberculatum on two previous occasions (most recently on 7 March 2024: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/201559736) and have been returning, hoping to see it flowering.
On this occasion I observed 3 flower stems among one cluster, but only budding at this stage. There were no other signs of buds or flowers on any of the other 20 plus clusters of pseudobulbs.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to visit the site again until 8 June '24, by which time I expect any flowering to be over.

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whenske

Date

January 21, 2023 02:03 PM NZDT

Description

really hard to tell but there arent a lot of species to choose from

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daveboyle

Date

Missing Date

Description

There were quite a few of these on sheltered, sunny patches of lichen in deep cracks in rock on the Forty-Fours, the only species of moth I saw out there

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What

Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

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pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)

Observer

michael_szabo

Date

March 19, 2024 02:05 PM NZDT

Description

Bird landed on boat and stayed until Seaview Marina, then hopped off and flew away over Wellington Harbour waters. Photo and sighting posted here on behalf of the observer, Jonathan Delich of Cook Strait Charters.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

November 26, 2022 01:17 PM NZDT

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Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

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thepetrelstation

Date

February 2024

Place

Missing Location

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jeanro

Date

January 30, 2024 01:05 PM NZDT

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noahfenwick

Date

February 28, 2024 10:39 AM NZDT

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danilo_hegg

Date

February 14, 2024 10:10 PM +1345

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Date

February 28, 2024 09:00 PM NZDT

Description

Tuatapere BioBlitz. Great fun with a good turnout. First time I've seen these lovely green weta

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What

Colenso's Mingimingi (Acrothamnus colensoi)

Date

February 20, 2024 06:03 AM NZDT

Description

My berries, not yours! (location blurred)

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lisa_bennett

Date

February 18, 2022 11:32 PM NZDT

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What

Jumping Spiders (Family Salticidae)

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

January 10, 2024 10:00 AM NZDT

Description

These alpine jumping spiders never disappoint with their camouflage. In the Southern Alps, they are grey (see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20903295), these ones in the Red Hills suit the red rocks perfectly. If you take your eye off them for a second to get the camera out, they are impossible to find again!

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What

Auckland Rail (Lewinia muelleri)

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theylooklikeus

Date

February 2024

Description

Chick, taken with trail camera.

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mckee2r

Date

December 10, 2021 11:29 AM NZDT

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butterfly4

Date

February 6, 2024 01:47 PM NZDT

Description

Avatar Moth that featured on Forest & Birds 100 year anniversary Stamps last year: Hamish and I discovered it here high on Denniston Plateau during a BioBlitz and Robert and I described subsequently: saw about ten flying low of cushion wetlands here on sunny day

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tony_steer

Date

February 4, 2024

Description

Recently named species. 2nd individual, probably many more.

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What

Pretzel Slime Mold (Hemitrichia serpula)

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synch_

Date

February 3, 2024 01:20 PM NZDT

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robingrace

Date

January 26, 2024 10:59 AM NZDT

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theylooklikeus

Date

January 2024

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theylooklikeus

Date

January 2024

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bjorn

Date

January 11, 2024 07:29 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 20, 2021 04:58 PM +13

Description

Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve, Glendowie, Auckland 1071. Several live moths observed in a saltmarsh (mainly Samolus repens). Photo 1 shows one individual, photos 2-5 show another individual.

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theylooklikeus

Date

January 2024

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emily_r

Date

January 2024

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invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 12:34 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Snares Island Terrestrial Leech (Ornithobdella edentula)

Observer

janet-nz

Date

December 6, 2013

Description

Large reddish brown terrestrial leech. Found in peat in a penguin rookery on Snares main island. 7-9cm long extended, 2-3cm wide (possibly just fed). Round sucker on under surface. Papillae, red-brown with yellow colouration. Coolest thing I have ever seen.

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dr_robert

Date

January 9, 2024 01:54 PM NZDT

Description

One of several flying actively in the early afternoon sun. Very little known species, possibly endemic to this area.

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What

Campbell Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica ssp. perseverance)

Date

December 2023

Description

Managed to see 2/3 snipe so pretty pleased (and Snares Snipe would be a bit of an unreasonable hope). In the case of the Campbell Island Snipe I got two chances, and here's the first one.

As you might expect I have an absurd number of photos from this trip. Complicated by taking all the photos in lossless NEF but Nikon's own software crashes when batch editing or exporting, lol

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What

Campbell Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica ssp. perseverance)

Date

December 2023

Description

Managed to see 2/3 snipe so pretty pleased (and Snares Snipe would be a bit of an unreasonable hope). In the case of the Campbell Island Snipe I got two chances, and here's the second one.

As you might expect I have an absurd number of photos from this trip. Complicated by taking all the photos in lossless NEF but Nikon's own software crashes when batch editing or exporting, lol

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What

Auckland Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae ssp. aucklandicus)

Observer

genevieveearly

Date

December 2023

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What

Auckland Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica ssp. aucklandica)

Date

December 2023

Description

Managed to see 2/3 snipe so pretty pleased (and Snares Snipe would be a bit of an unreasonable hope).

As you might expect I have an absurd number of photos from this trip. Complicated by taking all the photos in lossless NEF but Nikon's own software crashes when batch editing or exporting, lol

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david_lyttle

Date

December 2014

Description

Myosotis cheesemanii, tight cushion with flowers growing on loose gravelly debris on the upper edge of a snowbank. Petries original collection of this species was from "Mt Pisa Range(6000 ft) on steep faces of shingle above snowdrifts" which pretty much describes the site where these photos were taken.

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Streaked Alpine Owlet (Nivetica nervosa)

Date

November 29, 2023 10:13 PM NZDT

Description

I couldn't resist posting this one today before I head off again for a bit. My first encounter with Streaked Alpine Owlet (Nivetica nervosa). A stunning noctuid moth endemic to Te Waipounamu / South Island, Aotearoa. Found in wetland habitats in the subalpine and alpine zone of the South Island. This one (and two others) recorded early on the evening of the 29th November in the Southern Hawkdun Range, Oteake Conservation Park at about 800 metres a.s.l. Cloudy, mild, low wind. Great conditions

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Date

December 1, 2022 10:12 PM NZDT

Description

In terms of moth uploads, I am currently 16 days (and A LOT of moths!) behind real-time. Only my 3rd day at home this December. So... we are still on my way up to Kahurangi National Park. Here is an interesting batch from a night at Lake Rotoroa (Nelson Lakes) in the beech forest and adjoining shrubland.

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Date

November 4, 2022 01:10 AM NZDT

Description

hey man, nice pants

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Date

November 18, 2023 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Wye Creek walking track overlooking forest and shrubland. Great to see seven of this species come to light. First time I have seen them! Their host plant is native brooms (Carmichaelia)

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What

Black Orchid (Gastrodia cunninghamii)

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memopob

Date

December 25, 2003

Description

species Comparative

ex private property

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Mountain Caps Orchid (Caladenia lyallii)

Observer

memopob

Date

October 22, 2009 12:19 PM NZDT

Description

Comparative showing Caladenia 'red stem, Caladenia 'Bacon Creek, Caladenia lyallii small form and large aff alpina form.

Given interest in comparative shots are of popular interest I have appended a further shot which hopefully may help those studying the Caladenia spp.

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What

Sun Orchids (Genus Thelymitra)

Observer

haydenj

Date

December 2023

Description

"The frog"

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Mataura Skink (Oligosoma aureocola)

Date

January 2022

Description

Aotearoa's most recently described skink. Mataura skink (Oligosoma aureocola). Species name means 'dweller in gold' refering to the species strong use of Golden Spaniard or spear grass (Aciphylla aurea). Can someone chonk out the Wikipedia /iNat page? Knox, C.D., Patterson, G.B., Chapple, D.G. (2023): Oligosoma aureocola sp. nov. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the northern Southland high country of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Zootaxa. 22 pp.

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What

Slender Sun-Orchid (Thelymitra pauciflora)

Observer

mattward

Date

October 2023

Description

Well, well, I have never seen a three headed monster like this one before, two yes but three...really...Not 100% sure about what this specimen actually is as far as species but the suggestion seems to fit best...=0

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Date

November 5, 2023 11:38 AM NZDT

Description

gottem :D

At the type location, probably the exact same seepage as https://inaturalist.nz/observations/7129121

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marleyi

Date

October 2023

Description

Slightly pink form. Sparse cilia.

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What

New Zealand Spaghetti Orchid (Taeniophyllum northlandicum)

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jacksonfrost

Date

October 2023

Description

An amazing opportunity to observe such a cool species. No public access

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What

Streblus Owlet (Meterana octans)

Observer

ryan_nz

Date

October 14, 2023 08:59 AM NZDT

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Pseudopanax Leaf Miner Moth (Eumetriochroa panacitorsens)

Observer

dr_robert

Date

September 21, 2023 12:27 PM NZST

Description

Pupa in leafmine on Pseudopanax arboreus, emerged 24 Sep 2023. Note the magnificent rhinoceros-horn-like cocoon-cutter on the pupal head.

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Pate Owlet (Meterana merope)

Date

October 1, 2023 01:10 PM NZDT

Description

Lots of Pate at this site. Good nights mothing at Trotters Gorge. Some interesting stuff!

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Date

October 1, 2023 12:37 PM NZDT

Description

The highlight of my night at Trotter's Gorge!!! Was delighted. A rare species I was hoping would turn up after I noted a prior record from Brian Patrick and I also found the host plant mountain carrot (Gingidia montana) growing in the area. Two of them actually came to light and were captured but I only got one photo of the underside of the second individual (last image) before accidentally setting it free prior to its photo session! Never mind, delighted with the first one!

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stevenwallace

Date

December 5, 2018 05:59 PM NZDT

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What

Tiny Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis brevis)

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emily_r

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What

Verco's Nudibranch (Tambja verconis)

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lukas932

Date

September 16, 2023 02:50 PM NZST

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Stone Jumper (Kiwaia lithodes)

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jacobl

Date

September 9, 2023 03:32 PM NZST

Description

A small moth found on a rocky hillside.

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What

Enderby Island Gentian (Gentianella concinna)

Observer

heidimeudt

Date

January 2023

Description

2023 Strannik Auckland Island Expedition

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What

Mcgregor's Skink (Oligosoma macgregori)

Description

A secondary goal was to see some more McGregors, and this was achieved.

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heidimeudt

Date

January 2023

Description

2023 Strannik Auckland Island Expedition

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Observer

schneehagen

Date

January 7, 2022 10:41 AM NZDT

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jacog

Date

October 26, 2019 10:57 PM +13

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What

Moss Bells (Genus Galerina)

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jaylichter

Date

August 18, 2023 05:35 PM NZST

Description

Cool mutation

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What

Grand Olearia Owlet (Meterana grandiosa)

Observer

clairebullock

Date

June 23, 2023 02:16 PM NZST

Place

Missing Location

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jacobl

Date

February 18, 2023 05:11 PM NZDT

Description

On alpine tops.

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What

Streblus Owlet (Meterana octans)

Date

August 13, 2023 12:33 AM NZST

Description

X marks the spot! The highlight of the night was seeing this beautiful moth arrive 2.5 hours after the lights were turned on (lights on at 6 pm, moth arrived at about 8:30 pm). I didn't know they would be at this site and wasn't expecting them to be out at this time of year either. There must be some Streblus heterophyllus in the bush. Several photos of the moth and a few of my setup and the view at the end. Great spot! Yay!!! That is Meterana species number 22 for me (incl. the undescribed 'Urtica' one).

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Date

August 2022

Description

absolutely stunning flower, x10 better than last year - it's pink! Since when were they pink?

About 10cm from last years observations: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/93238742), but only one flower found (plus one stem without a flower), whereas there were several in a 30cm² area last year.

The purple pictures are an (unplanned) attempt at using a UV light Tim Park happened to have. Perhaps I'll try UV again next time with better equipment.

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What

Concealer Moths (Family Oecophoridae)

Observer

jacobl

Date

December 8, 2018 03:35 AM NZDT

Description

Found in mountain beech forest.

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r_nichol

Date

March 7, 2018 02:27 PM NZDT

Description

Seen on rocky scree adjacent to Old Ghost Rd

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luca_dt

Date

July 17, 2023 07:13 PM NZST

Description

beautiful green guy in some seaweed. Also has eggs.

~4cm long
~3m subtidal

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jacobl

Date

February 18, 2023 09:27 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to UV light.

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

epitree

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

4mm

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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parkecology

Date

January 2015

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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tonyjewell

Date

December 23, 2004 11:24 PM NZDT

Description

Photographed in situ on short alpine vegetation at night.

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New Zealand Lesser Short-tailed Bat (Mystacina tuberculata)

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chrise

Date

April 1992

Description

I understand that this was the first confirmed sighting of a short-tailed bat at this site and it was one of the first photographs confirming that this bat species visited and pollinated Dactylanthus flowers. See Ecroyd, C.E. 1996. The ecology of Dactylanthus taylorii and threats to its survival. N. Z. J. of Ecology, 20(1):81-100. (Available online).

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Snares Island Terrestrial Leech (Ornithobdella edentula)

Observer

houi

Date

November 3, 2003 07:04 PM NZDT

Description

Leech found in Snares penguin colony

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toreasf

Date

November 8, 2022 11:04 PM NZDT

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What

Starry Toadfish (Arothron firmamentum)

Observer

clinton

Date

April 30, 2023 12:49 PM NZST

Description

Found trapped in a tide pool at Tahunanui. Released back to the sea.

Observation and images courtesy and copyright of Adam Hills, Nelson.

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What

Brown Mudfish (Neochanna apoda)

Date

May 2023

Description

If you manage to spot one without scaring them off with footsteps, you'd get about 1 second with direct light before they'd bury themselves in the mud.

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What

Fleshy Tree Orchid (Drymoanthus adversus)

Observer

joedillon

Date

May 6, 2023 04:21 PM NZST

Description

Thanks to Maria Düssler for climbing up to this for a photo :)

Found right near Moko on a fallen kohekohe.

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What

Summer Porina (Wiseana copularis)

Observer

oscarkokako

Date

February 14, 2021 08:33 AM NZDT

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naturewatchwidow

Date

April 30, 2023 12:40 PM NZST

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annahenderson

Date

January 11, 2022 02:46 PM NZDT

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Sphagnum Porina (Heloxycanus patricki)

Date

April 21, 2023 11:53 PM NZST

Description

Went to Dansey's Pass to look for this moth and was delighted to find one resting on a snow tussock at night near some areas of Sphagnum moss. Discovered by Brian Patrick near Dansey's Pass in 1979. @butterfly4

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What

Chatham Mudfish (Neochanna rekohua)

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 2023

Description

Caught in c.1 m of tannin-stained water using a minnow trap baited with cheddar cheese. Trap caught 10 individuals in c.30 minutes. Staff working for the Taiko Trust have reported these fish as 'common' in this lake.

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What

Chatham Mudfish (Neochanna rekohua)

Observer

pjd1

Date

April 2023

Description

Caught by Dr Travis Ingram, University of Otago, in an unbaited minnow trap at 1 m depth in tannin-stained water. Adult, 100 mm long - image taken from viewing box.

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apteryx54

Date

March 23, 2023 01:48 PM NZDT

Description

8m depth

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kathyliuliu

Date

April 13, 2023 05:45 PM NZST

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