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joedillon

Date

June 13, 2024 12:02 PM NZST

Description

On Pseudopanax colensoi

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What

Plume Moths (Family Pterophoridae)

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emily_r

Date

May 4, 2024 04:02 PM NZST

Description

Feeding on herbfield plants

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amanhunt

Date

January 20, 2024 10:35 PM NZDT

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Date

March 31, 2024 08:59 PM NZDT

Description

Another interesting moth from the misty-frosty-haul10+kg of stuff for no mothy night.

Found on a Mountain Toatoa.

Looks a bit like the Hudson painting of Heterocrossa maculosa, or Paramorpha, but in comparison to existing Paramorpha observations doesn't seem to match pattern of black dots, definitely doesn't have an orange leading edge of the wing, and more silver mottled with grey scales.

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Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

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pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Date

March 3, 2024 11:14 AM -03

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noahfenwick

Date

February 28, 2024 10:39 AM NZDT

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Date

February 17, 2024 01:01 AM NZDT

Description

ended up accidentally walking all the way to the top of Mt. Holdsworth in pursuit of somewhere sheltered from the strong northwesterlies. This was the only place I could find.

I regret not setting up a light in the forest near the hut like last time, since I did have multiple lights with me.

Not quite sure. Very palid, and a wide acute zig-zag at the end.

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Date

January 16, 2024 11:44 AM NZDT

Description

I'm aware of @dr_robert 's comment in this observation https://inaturalist.nz/observations/38662394 that it's only known with certainty from the Tararua Range, but it matches the Landcare photo better than any other option: https://oldwww.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/image/0007/98323/Scoparia_lynchnophanes.jpg.

I also stared a lot at Scoparia encopna, but this has too many white scales and that has no evidence of the orange lines in the terminal area.

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bythepark

Date

November 27, 2022 07:49 AM NZDT

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tansyjane

Date

January 26, 2024 09:20 AM NZDT

Description

Trap in salt marsh.

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jacog

Date

January 29, 2024 10:33 PM NZDT

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Date

December 23, 2023 01:27 PM NZDT

Description

although grossly disappointed I didn't see any Campbell Island Jumping Moths, at least these guys were all over the place tonguing the megaherbs

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Date

January 18, 2024 12:14 AM NZDT

Description

Straight from camera upload, will add more later. Kinda amazing.

I note @Jacobl 's comments about rainy weather (https://inaturalist.nz/observations/145884180) - this was on an amazing warm humid night, followed by torrential rain starting a few hours later (and there's a red warning for 600-800mm rain coming shortly!)

@dr_robert @nhudson

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aalbertrebergen

Date

January 16, 2024 09:55 PM NZDT

Description

Unusual 'white' Gadira acerella. Not seen like that before.

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What

Pug Moths & Allies (Tribe Eupitheciini)

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cbeem

Date

January 15, 2024 12:52 PM NZDT

Description

World's sleepiest spider?

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What

Yellow Broom Looper (Samana falcatella)

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commoncopper

Date

January 13, 2024 11:22 PM NZDT

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commoncopper

Date

January 12, 2024 09:36 PM NZDT

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commoncopper

Date

January 12, 2024 10:02 PM NZDT

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commoncopper

Date

January 13, 2024 08:44 PM NZDT

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Date

January 13, 2024 01:35 AM NZDT

Description

I've been staring at type photos, Larger Moths, and Hudson paintings.

The closest thing seems to be Eudonia periphanes....if all the details were to varying degrees wrong....wrong, like the colour (this is black and cream, without the brown), the cream lines at the shoulder are straight and pronounced (as opposed to barely there), the two spots at 2/3rds are extremely pronounced with a black margin (as opposed to non-existent to subtle), the cream line at 1/3 is on a notable sharper angle, etc.

It seems this is considered a morph of Eudonia periphanes as @ryan_nz has one: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/100926477 @nhudson @dr_robert

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What

Tortricine Leafroller Moths (Subfamily Tortricinae)

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william-harland

Date

December 28, 2023 11:40 AM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

November 6, 2023 01:24 AM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. At night.

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petemcgregor

Date

January 20, 2014

Description

On fern at side of track.

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bryce_mcquillan

Date

November 8, 2022 08:40 PM NZDT

Description

Male Pseudocalliprason marginatum, Observed at Night

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What

Yellow Broom Looper (Samana falcatella)

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commoncopper

Date

February 19, 2023 08:07 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 14, 2023 01:03 PM NZDT

Description

Taunton Terrace Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600.

In native bush.

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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 1, 2023 11:29 AM NZDT

Description

Titirangi, Auckland.

On Schefflera digitata, at the waterfall site on Zigzag Track, in Atkinson Park.

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briaphyte

Date

October 24, 2020 10:22 AM +13

Description

Mating pair

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Date

November 18, 2023 12:09 PM NZDT

Description

Tricky, but I thought it matched the description. Host is Carmichaelia, as it is for Samana acutata which was recorded at the same location. A night mothing up on the Wye Creek track overlooking mixed forest and shrubland.

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What

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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bryce_mcquillan

Date

March 25, 2023 08:26 PM NZDT

Description

Male Thambotricha Vates, Epermeniidae - Sitting on fern

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Date

December 15, 2023 10:01 PM NZDT

Description

can't find any Stathmopodidae including type photos and Hudson paintings which do it for me.

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ryan_nz

Date

December 15, 2023 04:06 AM NZDT

Description

Puahanui December survey

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jacksonfrost

Date

December 5, 2023 01:15 PM NZDT

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What

Oblique-Waved Fern Looper (Ischalis variabilis)

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commoncopper

Date

September 8, 2022 10:41 PM NZST

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What

Hook-tip Fern Looper (Sarisa muriferata)

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stephen_thorpe

Date

September 16, 2023 12:03 PM NZST

Description

Auckland CBD.

Resting by day on Pyrrosia eleagnifolia, growing epiphytically on a Cotoneaster tree, on the city campus of the University of Auckland, by Maclaurin Chapel.

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What

Geometer Moths (Family Geometridae)

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flossiepip

Date

November 17, 2023 09:55 PM NZDT

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bythepark

Date

November 29, 2023 10:34 AM NZDT

Description

Resting on tree trunk, ferns (hen and chick type.. I think) immediately below.

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c_j_w

Date

November 22, 2023 10:45 PM NZDT

Description

In lighted porch at night.

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jacobl

Date

October 7, 2023 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

Quite a small moth, probably 6-8 mm long. Maybe Ecclitica or Apoctena? @nhudson @dr_robert

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What

Banks Peninsula Metallic (Sabatinca aenea)

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orchidbugboffin

Date

November 1, 2023 02:51 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

November 3, 2023 03:09 PM NZDT

Description

Taunton Terrace Reserve, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.

Coastal scrub, near the edge of the coastal cliffs.

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invertebratist

Date

August 15, 2023 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest (remnant)
Images 1, 2, 3, and 5 are focus stacked.

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invertebratist

Date

August 15, 2023 09:08 PM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest (remnant), attracted to lights
at night.

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What

Painted Wedge (Pyrgotis plagiatana)

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tony_steer

Date

February 1, 2023

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reino1

Date

October 30, 2023 09:34 PM NZDT

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What

New Zealand Giant Stick Insect (Argosarchus horridus)

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kee09

Date

October 28, 2023 04:48 PM NZDT

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Date

October 19, 2023 09:34 AM NZDT

Description

Day flying. Evening and night at Chapman salty reserve, Alexandra. Nice cloudy, mild night. Heaps of activity.

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stevenwallace

Date

November 13, 2020 11:36 AM NZDT

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bythepark

Date

October 8, 2023 11:21 AM NZDT

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mscott

Date

September 5, 2022 12:12 PM +11

Description

Host plant Baloghia inophylla.

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parkera80

Date

January 9, 2014 11:03 AM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

July 19, 2023 01:34 AM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night.

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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

May 19, 2023 06:24 PM NZST

Description

Up to the North Island for work and a holiday / herp trip. My first time mothing in the North Island! I would have loved to have more time, it be summer, and have weather that was less wild, rainy, and windy! Nonetheless, I did what I could in between lizards, frogs, wind, and rain and got a few nice North Island only species.

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What

Tortricine Leafroller Moths (Subfamily Tortricinae)

Date

April 28, 2023 03:05 PM NZST

Description

Looks like Orocrambus mylites, but I think that species is only known from upper South Island. Maybe a strange Orocrambus corruptus?

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Date

April 29, 2023 09:00 PM NZST

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theovannoort

Date

March 22, 2023 10:11 PM NZDT

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What

Campbell Island Jumping Grass Moth (Exsilirarcha graminea)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

December 2, 2022 12:28 PM NZDT

Description

Appeared to be flightless.

Not far from these other white flightless moths:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/151999769
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152040316

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ryan_nz

Date

February 21, 2023 06:14 PM NZDT

Place

Norsewood (Google, OSM)

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sea-kangaroo

Date

December 2, 2022 12:41 PM NZDT

Description

Appeared to be flightless.

Not far from these other white flightless moths:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152040320
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/152040316

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bug_me

Date

March 18, 2023 09:43 AM NZDT

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What

Variable Yellow Underwing (Hypocala deflorata)

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tony_steer

Date

February 18, 2023

Description

Found inside light trap

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Date

March 18, 2023 10:38 PM NZDT

Description

Pattern matches very well! I ruled out Hydriomena based on pectinations and the pattern doesn't match with Austrocidaria cedrinodes. Discovered at Eweburn Stream, Ida Range which is not too far from here. Also @butterfly4 has records from further downstream along the Manuherikia River.

Mothing adventure with kids in tow. East Branch Manuherikia River about 860 metres a.s.l. Olearia bullata, Olearia odorata, and mixed sub-alpine shrubland, wetland, and tussock grassland.

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invertebratist

Date

January 7, 2023 09:51 PM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest.
Attracted to light, which I placed on a boulder by the river at night. Observed one or two individuals.

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invertebratist

Date

January 4, 2023 10:08 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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Date

February 27, 2023 10:02 PM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

December 30, 2022 10:30 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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invertebratist

Date

January 4, 2023 10:18 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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Date

February 27, 2023 09:40 PM NZDT

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Large Kelleria Dandy (Notoreas niphocrena)

Date

February 19, 2023 01:09 PM NZDT

Description

the one moth I managed to get photos of in high winds up top, but at least it's a good one! The lighting makes it look exactly like the type image

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Date

January 22, 2023 12:38 AM NZDT

Description

Another night of Fiordland moths. One more to go after this. I did a lot of mothing there this January whilst in the area working on Awakopaka skink, but I won't be back to Fiordland until March. It will be interesting to see the change in species composition between January and March.

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Date

January 21, 2023 10:22 PM NZDT

Description

Another night of Fiordland moths. One more to go after this. I did a lot of mothing there this January whilst in the area working on Awakopaka skink, but I won't be back to Fiordland until March. It will be interesting to see the change in species composition between January and March.

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Date

January 10, 2023 10:56 PM NZDT

Description

Kiosk Creek, Fiordland National Park. Mothing with @possums_end

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fiestykakapo

Date

January 17, 2023 08:45 PM NZDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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fiestykakapo

Date

January 18, 2023 09:29 PM NZDT

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possumsend

Date

January 12, 2023 02:03 PM NZDT

Description

Night 3 of 3 Fiordland mothing with @Carey-Knox-Southern-Scales. Remote alpine valley at about 1000m, above an alpine lake surrounded by shrubland, below scree, rockfields and rock walls.

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Date

January 2, 2023 12:20 PM NZDT

Description

now what the heck is this...First thought was elachista, eg these guys: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/66820942 but this was a bit bigger and obviously the pattern is different. @dr_robert @nhudson

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invertebratist

Date

December 28, 2022 11:45 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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invertebratist

Date

December 29, 2022 12:44 AM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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What

Exquisite Carpet (Asaphodes adonis)

Date

January 4, 2023 09:43 PM NZDT

Description

Throwing a few down before I go bush again

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What

Orange & Purple Fern Looper (Paradetis porphyrias)

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possumsend

Date

January 10, 2023 12:27 PM NZDT

Description

Night 1 of 3 mothing in Fiordland National Park with @Carey-Knox-Southern-Scales. Campsite on Milford Road in a clearing next to beech forest. Drawn to light.

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What

Green & Purple Carpet (Hydriomena purpurifera)

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possumsend

Date

January 10, 2023 01:57 PM NZDT

Description

Night 1 of 3 mothing in Fiordland National Park with @Carey-Knox-Southern-Scales. Campsite on Milford Road in a clearing next to beech forest. Drawn to light.

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What

Creekbed Orange Underwing (Paranotoreas zopyra)

Date

January 13, 2023 12:04 PM NZDT

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What

Hook-tip Fern Looper (Sarisa muriferata)

Date

December 29, 2022 12:11 AM NZDT

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What

South Island Lichen Moth (Ipana egregia)

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robin_noel

Date

January 5, 2023 06:44 AM NZDT

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Chorus Cicada (Amphipsalta zelandica)

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cooperj

Date

February 8, 2022

Description

A couple of House Sparrows used our deck as a dining table for dismantling & eating Cicadas. Maybe an hours worth of feeding resulting in a pile of wings of which this is a small sample. I'm surprised the Sparrows could fly off at the end.

Floral arrangement by me - not the Sparrows

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jacobl

Date

November 26, 2022 10:30 AM NZDT

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robin_noel

Date

November 24, 2022 11:51 AM NZDT

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Date

December 29, 2022 09:20 AM NZDT

Description

To finish off 2022... I think I may have found another site for Izatha psychra... Same catchment as the November record, but further up. (2.8 km straight line distance from the previous site Shaun and I found). @ 900 metres a.s.l. Must be a good population of them! Looks very much like the animal on the Wikipedia page. I have collected both of these individuals and have them safely stored at home. Will send up for examination if requested. Happy New Year! Nov record: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/140856391

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Date

December 26, 2022 10:12 PM NZDT

Description

Good night of mothing with @possums_end on top of Dickson's Hill. Usually a very windy spot, it was very calm and mild. Delighted with 10 new species for me in this upload (barring any incorrect IDs): Coleophora mayrella, Epichorista hemionana, Epiphryne verriculata (finally!!! ha ha), Glyphipterix triselena, Gymnobathra omphalota, Heterocrossa contactella, Pseudocoremia lupinata, Pseudocoremia pergrata, Pyrgotis eudorana, and the stinging nettle undescribed Meterana sp.

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invertebratist

Date

December 2, 2022 10:45 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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invertebratist

Date

December 8, 2022 09:56 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted to lights at night.

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amanhunt

Date

December 19, 2022 10:03 PM NZDT

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fiestykakapo

Date

December 16, 2022 01:01 PM NZDT

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Date

December 5, 2022 03:07 PM NZDT

Description

Maybe?... Here are the moths recorded during our survey for the 'Threatened-Nationally Critical' Kahurangi skink (Oligosoma kahurangi). Day flying plus one night. The weather only allowed for one night of mothing (strong winds and rain on the other nights). Nonetheless, some very interesting moths and I wish I could have undertaken another night or two.

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Date

December 6, 2022 12:15 AM NZDT

Description

I think this moth is in the I. cana group, but I. cana is not known from this far north. I tossed up between I. eris and I. fibriata. I went with I. fibriata eventually based on the orbicular and reniform stigma being partially edged in black (versus not edged in black in I. eris - using the Noctuinae part 2 guide). I hope I got this correct, but I could be barking up the wrong tree (or even in the wrong forest!). Here are the moths recorded during our survey for the 'Threatened-Nationally Critical' Kahurangi skink (Oligosoma kahurangi). Day flying plus one night. The weather only allowed for one night of mothing (strong winds and rain on the other nights). Nonetheless, some very interesting moths and I wish I could have undertaken another night or two.

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What

Tortricine Leafroller Moths (Subfamily Tortricinae)

Observer

richardlitt

Date

December 17, 2022 06:14 PM NZDT

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