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What

Seabird Tick (Ixodes uriae)

Observer

reino1

Date

June 23, 2022 12:10 PM NZST

Place

Dannevirke (Google, OSM)

Description

Possibly came off seabird

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What

Castor Semi-Looper (Achaea janata)

Observer

linds-nz

Date

June 18, 2022 09:32 PM NZST

Description

Unsure. A worn Wattle Moth? Algorithm suggests Achaea janata.

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

June 6, 2022 11:23 AM NZST

Description

under rock close to coast

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What

Palpita Moths (Genus Palpita)

Observer

harryfisheco

Date

June 6, 2022 06:56 PM NZST

Description

A species ID would be much appreciated!

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What

Porina (Genus Wiseana)

Observer

naturewatchwidow

Date

February 5, 2022 10:09 PM NZDT

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What

Convolvulus Skeletoniser (Bedellia psamminella)

Observer

bythepark

Date

May 8, 2022 07:55 AM NZST

Description

On uplight

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Date

January 22, 2022 09:50 PM NZDT

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noahfenwick

Date

April 21, 2022 11:34 PM NZST

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Observer

dave_holland

Date

March 13, 2022 10:57 AM NZDT

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Date

April 16, 2022 06:46 PM NZST

Description

The zigzag that fades in the middle looks a bit like https://inaturalist.nz/observations/106194438 but otherwise stumped. Looked through all the archived Landcare photos in Tortricidae

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Date

April 16, 2022 10:19 PM NZST

Description

No idea, thought it was a Pseudocoremia at the time, but the linear 'stiches' rather than zig-zags don't line up with most. Something like Pseudocoremia foxi https://oldwww.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/image/0015/11940/pseudocoremia_foxi_m1.jpg? Or something Hydriomena?

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Date

April 16, 2022 09:46 PM NZST

Description

has some scales forming little spikes along the back? Not 100% sure here.

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Date

April 8, 2022 08:28 PM HST

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Observer

ecoman

Date

April 11, 2022 11:46 PM NZST

Description

Attracted to outside light

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What

Lantana Stick Moth (Neogalea sunia)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

April 9, 2022 08:18 PM NZST

Description

18A Revel Ave, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041. At light.

Although this is my first observation for this species, I may have ignored/overlooked it in the past.

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dave_holland

Date

February 11, 2022 01:41 PM NZDT

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dave_holland

Date

February 11, 2022 03:11 PM NZDT

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stephen_thorpe

Date

April 7, 2022 08:19 PM NZST

Description

18A Revel Ave, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041. At light.

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Observer

ecoman

Date

January 31, 2022 10:44 PM NZDT

Description

Mercury vapour light at Boyle River Lodhe

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Date

March 27, 2022 01:52 AM NZDT

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Date

March 21, 2022 09:35 PM HST

Description

Not sure, but looks kind of like the one and only pic I can find online! Underside also pictured, at least semi-blurrily! Making a start on a large batch from the upper Sinbad Gully, Fiordland. Drawn to light.

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Date

March 21, 2022 09:12 PM HST

Description

Extraordinary colours!, but I think the pattern looks like callichlora. Making a start on a large batch from the upper Sinbad Gully, Fiordland. Drawn to light.

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Observer

dustinlamont

Date

March 24, 2022 12:37 AM NZDT

Description

Caterpillar found under log in mixed grassland back in late November — I raised it, it eventually pupated and today it finally emerged! I assume it's just a common Ichneutica, but I still really struggle with Lep patterns so I won't even guess. If it's not something interesting, I'll let it go soon.

Try to ignore the garish background — noisy photo plus cheap tile flooring doesn't make a nice backdrop.

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Observer

noahfenwick

Date

March 20, 2022 01:50 PM NZDT

Description

Small moths on Brachyglottis lagopus

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Date

March 15, 2022 08:45 PM HST

Description

Four photos. A new Asaphodes I haven't seen before. Looks closest to this species. Catlins

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Observer

househopper_jr

Date

March 13, 2022 11:11 AM NZDT

Description

Udea notata?

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What

Dot-underwing Moth (Eudocima materna)

Observer

robingrace

Date

July 9, 2010 07:17 AM NZST

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Observer

househopper_jr

Date

March 6, 2022 05:10 PM NZDT

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Date

March 5, 2022 08:24 PM HST

Description

Drawn to light. Burgan skink monitoring in a remote part of the Lammermoor Range provided good opportunities for a little mothing. First of 3 uploads. Moths starting with 'A' (lots of moths seem to start with 'A').

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Observer

possumsend

Date

March 9, 2022 10:49 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light.

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Observer

adwphotog

Date

March 7, 2022 10:35 PM NZDT

Description

Moth below Mueller Hut, appears to have a crumpled wing.

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Observer

possumsend

Date

March 5, 2022 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Following the unexpected discovery, recorded in https://inaturalist.nz/observations/106485999 I discussed local occurrences of the host plant Streblus, with @moira_parker. She informed me of a small group of small-leaved milk trees about 1.5km away from the initial intercept. With landowner permission I set up a Heath Moth Trap at the location (6W Actinic bulb). A single female moth was caught and is shown in this observation. @nhudson @butterfly4

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Date

February 18, 2022 09:10 PM HST

Description

Drawn to light at Lonely Lake Hut, 1,280 metres. Kahurangi National Park. Beech forest and sub-alpine tussock and shrubs.

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Date

February 16, 2022 10:48 PM HST

Description

ID?? Lake Sparrow in the alpine zone of Kahurangi National Park. Drawn to light

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Observer

johnssc

Date

March 18, 1990

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Observer

daveboyle

Date

November 4, 2020

Description

I think this is Kiwaia monophragma? I catch it regularly at light & see it in peaty/swampy areas during the day

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Date

February 20, 2022 07:31 AM NZDT

Description

Not sure. Izatha minimira? The photos in https://www.biotaxa.org/fnz/article/view/fnz.65 are too low resolution!

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What

Tortricid Leafroller Moths (Family Tortricidae)

Observer

paddy18

Date

February 24, 2022 09:10 AM NZDT

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Observer

mesoplodon

Date

February 18, 2022 10:28 PM NZDT

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Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

February 18, 2022 11:32 PM NZDT

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possumsend

Date

February 10, 2022 11:39 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light. I think the ID is correct.

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Observer

possumsend

Date

February 7, 2022 01:32 PM NZDT

Description

With @carey_knox_southern_scales. Drawn to light at about 1000m asl in a boulder field. Tree line visible and alpine shrubs present. Orange stripes.

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Date

February 9, 2022 09:17 PM NZDT

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possumsend

Date

November 4, 2018 12:02 PM NZDT

Description

Came to light.

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Date

January 22, 2022 11:04 PM HST

Description

Looks like Scoparia rotuella, but the markings are orange instead of black, so I'm not very sure.

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Date

January 22, 2022 10:49 PM NZDT

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Observer

aalbertrebergen

Date

January 24, 2022 10:10 PM NZDT

Description

large moth

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Date

January 6, 2022 03:17 PM NZDT

Description

either Scoparia claranota or Eudonia trivirgata. Something about it doesn't look like all the Eudonia trivirgata I've seen (they're more angular maybe?). I have some more in the last batch of photos from earlier in the day.

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What

Cutworms and Dart Moths (Subfamily Noctuinae)

Date

January 7, 2022 11:29 PM NZDT

Description

maybe the 59e version of Ichneutica sistens, p.209 https://www.biotaxa.org/fnz/article/view/fnz.80

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

January 3, 2022 08:14 AM NZDT

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Observer

dr_robert

Date

January 6, 2022 10:25 AM NZDT

Description

To light on 5th Jan, photographed next day. The third photo shows the diagnostic underside pattern, and for comparison the underside of an NZAC specimen of Philpott’s is shown (last photo).

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Date

January 7, 2022 10:58 PM HST

Description

6 PHOTOS. I'm thinking either Aoraia dinodes or Aoraia rufivena, but would appreciate expert opinion. Which Aoraia species are known from the Catlins? Currently very busy darting around the South Island on field work, so majorly behind 'real time' on uploading my moth observations. For now, here are some interesting ones from the Catlins Forest last week.

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Date

January 3, 2022 09:54 PM NZDT

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Observer

schneehagen

Date

January 7, 2022 10:41 AM NZDT

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What

Moss-eating Crambid Snout Moths (Subfamily Scopariinae)

Date

December 31, 2021 10:04 AM NZDT

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Date

December 31, 2021 10:21 AM NZDT

Description

seems like a perfect fit to the larger moths photo

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Date

December 31, 2021 11:31 AM NZDT

Description

When I was chasing it around I thought Dichromodes, but looking at it maybe Paranotoreas?

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Observer

schneehagen

Date

December 26, 2021 09:58 PM NZDT

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Observer

possumsend

Date

December 1, 2018 12:24 PM NZDT

Description

Came to light.

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Date

December 20, 2021 01:46 PM NZDT

Description

turns green and brown when the light is angled right

ID based on Larger Moths photo and looks good to me:

https://oldwww.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/image/0008/72827/Glaucocharis_microdora.jpg

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dr_robert

Date

December 23, 2021 10:00 PM NZDT

Description

To light.

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Date

December 19, 2021 04:57 PM NZDT

Description

Beautiful moth, nearly ichneutica size. chunky orocrambus of some sort? Scrolled through Landcare's Larger Moths several times and nothing looks good. Probably pinned image doesn't match reality.

Best observation here: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/103569117

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Observer

aalbertrebergen

Date

December 21, 2021 10:45 PM NZDT

Description

Large Scoparia, bigger and longer than S. halopis...

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What

Eastern Water Dragon (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii)

Observer

neilcrawford1958

Date

December 20, 2021 04:27 PM NZDT

Description

IS THIS A TUATARA OR AN IGUNANA

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

possumsend

Date

December 21, 2021 12:50 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light.

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Date

December 17, 2021 11:54 AM HST

Description

I thought maybe A. aphelias or A. chionogramma? Fiordland moths 2 of 4. All of the moths in this batch were caught by day around the Gertrude Valley

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Date

December 17, 2021 11:37 AM HST

Description

Fiordland moths 2 of 4. All of the moths in this batch were caught by day around the Gertrude Valley

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Date

December 17, 2021 09:50 PM HST

Description

Moth upload 1 of 4 from Fiordland. Cascade Creek. Most moths attracted to light. Some caught by day.

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Date

December 17, 2021 09:55 PM HST

Description

Moth upload 1 of 4 from Fiordland. Cascade Creek. Most moths attracted to light. Some caught by day.

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Observer

aalbertrebergen

Date

December 18, 2021 10:02 PM NZDT

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Observer

petaimmaca68

Date

December 19, 2021 04:03 PM NZDT

Description

About 10-12 mm long

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possumsend

Date

December 16, 2021 11:52 AM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light. Tussock, mixed scrub and rocks, above the treeline at about 1000m asl. Tentative ID based on resting stance.

With @carey_knox_southern_scales - who may also post observations of the same moth. Our different cameras, perspectives and photographic styles should enhance potential for correct identification.

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possumsend

Date

December 15, 2021 03:02 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light. Tussock, mixed scrub and rocks, above the treeline at about 1000m asl. The pattern and wing shapes are a good match for the LCR images. 2 more of these moths were seen on the following evening and may have better photographs.

With @carey_knox_southern_scales - who may also post observations of the same moth. Our different cameras, perspectives and photographic styles should enhance potential for correct identification.

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possumsend

Date

December 15, 2021 07:13 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light. Tussock, mixed scrub and rocks, above the treeline at about 1000m asl. Very large Pseudocoremia.

With @carey_knox_southern_scales - who may also post observations of the same moth. Our different cameras, perspectives and photographic styles should enhance potential for correct identification.

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Observer

possumsend

Date

December 15, 2021 01:30 PM NZDT

Description

Day flying at about 1000m asl, over tussocky scrub and rock. Unsure of ID.

With carey_knox_southern_scales - who may also post observations of the same moth. Our different cameras, perspectives and photographic styles should enhance potential for correct identification.

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

December 6, 2021 11:59 AM NZDT

Description

78 Old Mill Rd, Westmere, Auckland 1022. One live pupa in a blotch mine on a leaf of Hardenbergia comptoniana.

Edit (13 Dec 2021): Adult reared (two photos added).

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Observer

grey

Date

December 11, 2021 08:05 AM NZDT

Description

Small moth on fern frond.

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mckee2r

Date

December 10, 2021 11:29 AM NZDT

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greg_holwell

Date

December 1, 2021 10:46 PM NZDT

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What

Blue Triangle Butterfly (Graphium choredon)

Observer

butterflynova

Date

March 15, 2017 11:27 AM +13

Description

Photographed by Kathleen tibble in her prebbelton garden, first ever sighting of one of these in New Zealand

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What

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

August 13, 2019 11:15 AM NZST

Description

I was talking with Adrian Paterson in my office when, to our huge surprise, this painted lady butterfly(European Small Tortoiseshell!!!) flew in through my open window. I've only seen three of these butterflies before in Canterbury, and never in the winter. Very odd!

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Observer

grey

Date

November 25, 2021 02:53 PM NZDT

Description

Shaken from a Lemonwood tree.

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Observer

petaimmaca68

Date

November 23, 2021 11:30 AM NZDT

Description

About 7 mm long in photo.

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Date

November 20, 2021 11:16 PM NZDT

Description

Not confident of ID. Went back and forth between several things. Helastia? Drawn to light

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Date

November 18, 2021 09:35 PM HST

Description

Drawn to light. An enjoyable night mothing in the Catlins with @possumsend. See also: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/101485170

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What

Moss-eating Crambid Snout Moths (Subfamily Scopariinae)

Date

November 18, 2021 09:27 PM HST

Description

Drawn to light. An enjoyable night mothing in the Catlins with @possumsend

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Date

November 10, 2021 08:15 AM HST

Description

No idea on ID. Found by day clinging to an under-hang on a large rock tor. There were two individuals on top of each other, but one fluttered off. Same colour scheme as Meterana equisata, but obviously much different and much smaller (only 4-5 mm). Two warm (16 degrees), mild, cloudy nights at Mokomoko Drylands Sanctuary near Alexandra. Some moths also caught by day opportunistically with a hand net.

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What

Bagworms, Clothes Moths, and Allies (Superfamily Tineoidea)

Observer

ecoman

Date

November 3, 2021 03:43 PM NZDT

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Date

October 27, 2021 09:55 PM HST

Description

1190 metres, Northern Dunstan Mts. Night

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Date

October 30, 2021 10:36 PM HST

Description

This one is interesting to me. Ideas? Warm, calm night. Great fun

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Date

October 30, 2021 10:56 PM HST

Description

Warm, calm night. Great fun

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Date

October 27, 2021 10:27 PM HST

Description

Zebra feet! 1190 metres, Northern Dunstan Mts. Night

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Date

October 27, 2021 10:07 PM HST

Description

1190 metres, Northern Dunstan Mts. Night

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Observer

possumsend

Date

October 28, 2021 07:56 PM NZDT

Description

A number of these vegetable caterpillars have been found by Alf Webb in Broad Bay - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/97616596
This observation is concerned with which moth is involved. I have previously observed Aoraia rufivena in the neighbourhood - see https://inaturalist.nz/observations/73785349 and wonder if this might be the moth. These vegetable caterpillars are being found in regenerating forest around 100 years old. Canopy comprises of Putaputaweta, Red Mapou, Narrow Leaved Lacebark, Mahoe and Tarata. Sparse understory of assorted ferns and coprosma.

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Date

October 24, 2021 10:21 PM HST

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