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What

Golden Grass Carpet (Anachloris subochraria)

Observer

joknight_nz

Date

March 30, 2024 03:16 PM NZDT

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What

Aphids (Family Aphididae)

Observer

joknight_nz

Date

February 26, 2024 06:17 PM NZDT

Description

On Persicaria sps.

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What

Lilly Pilly Leaf Beetle (Paropsides calypso)

Observer

shan_jenkin

Date

May 1, 2024 09:48 AM NZST

Description

Resting on recycling bin

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What

Common Methana (Methana marginalis)

Observer

prosperosity

Date

April 2024

Description

Body approx 3cm in length. Wings and white legs don't match with a gisborne cockroch.

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What

Variegated Lady Beetle (Hippodamia variegata)

Observer

mikefishnz

Date

April 8, 2024 12:48 PM NZST

Description

On a sign post during a stopover in Cheviot.

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What

Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

Observer

pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Observer

petaimmaca68

Date

March 3, 2024 06:35 PM NZDT

Description

Under refuse from newly cut tree.

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What

True Bugs (Suborder Heteroptera)

Date

February 24, 2024 11:48 PM NZDT

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What

Pine Dusky Lady Beetle (Scymnus suturalis)

Observer

c_j_w

Date

February 14, 2024 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

On Acacia longifolia - near exotic conifers.

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Observer

elan123

Date

February 2024

Description

Beetle on kiwifruit

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Observer

morganemerien

Date

February 1, 2024 05:13 PM NZDT

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Observer

heidi_q

Date

January 30, 2024 05:46 PM NZDT

Description

ID confirmed by molecular and morphological work carried out by MPI, which has also confirmed the plant the specimens were found on as bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)

images taken at various points along the same hedge bordering the cemetery along Vickery St, from 5:46pm-6:09pm

they all come from the cemetery side of the hedge

same location as https://inaturalist.nz/observations/197749810

According to literature reviewed by MPI, the species 'is distributed in Europe (Belgium, France, Great Britain, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom) and Africa (Tunisia) and is found on a range of host plants including: strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo); heath (Erica); myrtles (Myrtus); oleander (Nerium oleander); mock privet (Phillyrea); mastic trees (Pistacia lentiscus); oak (Quercus); Rhododendron; and butcher’s broom (Ruscus).'

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/homoptera/Cicadellidae/Placotettix_taeniatifrons.html

https://bladmineerders.nl/parasites/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/hemiptera/cicadomorpha/membracoidea/cicadellidae/deltocephalinae/fieberiellini/placotettix/placotettix-taeniatifrons/

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Observer

heidi_q

Date

January 27, 2024 08:07 PM NZDT

Description

ID confirmed by molecular and morphological work carried out by MPI

from cemetery side of hedge along Vickery St

for further information from MPI, see my notes on https://inaturalist.nz/observations/197961153

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What

Tamarix Leafhopper (Opsius stactogalus)

Observer

carolwest

Date

January 22, 2024 12:58 PM NZDT

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

January 21, 2024 01:07 PM NZDT

Description

Titirangi, Auckland.

Seepage/waterfall site on Zigzag Track, Atkinson Park.

Possibly newly emerged from pupa, under a soft rock, at the base of the seepage/waterfall.

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What

Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus)

Observer

carrrat

Date

January 17, 2024 05:20 PM NZDT

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Observer

mrterribleclaw

Date

December 21, 2023 04:14 PM NZDT

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What

Sacred Flower of the Incas (Cantua buxifolia)

Observer

cparminter

Date

October 3, 2023 10:06 AM NZDT

Description

White flowering cultivar

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Observer

chrisc

Date

December 5, 2023 12:08 PM NZDT

Description

I'd be happy to accept the AI/CV suggestion of Lyre Moth but I think not.
Brown House Moth?

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Observer

dr_robert

Date

March 9, 2021 05:00 PM NZDT

Description

Resting on a fence.

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)

Observer

jacobmusson

Date

November 24, 2023 09:50 AM NZDT

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Observer

invertebratist

Date

September 25, 2023 12:18 AM NZDT

Description

Native Kauri-podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night.

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Observer

dr_robert

Date

September 20, 2023

Description

Larva mining leaf of Juncus kraussii, exited mine to pupate ca 29 Sep, adult emerged 18 Oct 2023.

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Observer

emma_brockes

Date

September 27, 2023 12:07 PM NZDT

Description

On algae, in a pool in the low intertidal zone.
Thanks @invertebratist and @fiestykakapo for the ID.

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Observer

shoushou_1221

Date

October 2023

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What

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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Observer

chrisc

Date

October 3, 2023 08:49 AM NZDT

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

October 4, 2023 02:04 PM NZDT

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

October 2, 2023 03:46 PM NZDT

Description

Real small, two hiding amogst hydroids and bryozoans

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

September 27, 2023 11:12 AM NZDT

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What

Common Valvetails (Family Idoteidae)

Observer

autsquidlab

Date

November 29, 2021 01:04 PM NZDT

Description

5-6cm long, dead in tide pool

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Observer

carowl

Date

October 3, 2020 11:30 AM NZDT

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marleyi

Date

July 12, 2023 10:11 AM NZST

Description

On cut clay bank with Fissidens sp. other bryophytes. ID by David Glenny.

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What

Serrated Earth Moss (Ephemerum serratum)

Observer

marleyi

Date

September 18, 2023 11:08 AM NZST

Description

In compacted dirt of sprayed forested reserve edge. Population found and identified by Rhys Gardner.

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Observer

simonf7532

Date

October 23, 2022 11:44 AM NZDT

Description

On Caulerpa geminata in a small Rockpool. Moved for the photo then moved back.

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Observer

luca_dt

Date

September 5, 2023 06:45 PM NZST

Description

Lots in the red algae. Clearly they come out at night.

~5-10mm long
~3m subtidal

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Observer

grey

Date

August 30, 2023 07:36 AM NZST

Description

Small bug found under a fallen Camellia flower. Length 2.0-2.5 mm.

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Date

August 22, 2023 09:19 PM NZST

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What

Mites and Ticks (Subclass Acari)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

June 2, 2023 09:25 AM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. On the underside of a fallen Nikau frond.

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What

Hübner's Wasp Moth (Amata huebneri)

Observer

mikaylamoo

Date

August 11, 2023 02:19 AM NZST

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Observer

marleyi

Date

July 29, 2023 03:31 PM NZST

Description

Local weedy herb in spray zone of lawn. With late flower, mostly early - mature fruit.

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What

False Click Beetles (Family Eucnemidae)

Observer

commoncopper

Date

July 20, 2023 07:38 PM NZST

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Observer

c_j_w

Date

July 16, 2023 09:10 PM NZST

Description

In lighted porch at night.

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Observer

stellarmcdonald

Date

July 7, 2023 09:25 PM NZST

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schneehagen

Date

July 1, 2023 09:03 PM NZST

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Observer

moon-jones

Date

May 11, 2023 07:38 AM AEST

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What

Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)

Date

April 24, 2023 01:15 PM NZST

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Observer

chrisc

Date

June 3, 2023 01:47 PM NZST

Description

Observed on Kangaroo Thorn (Acacia paradoxa).

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laughingjims

Date

June 2, 2023 08:58 PM NZST

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chrisc

Date

May 17, 2023 11:52 AM NZST

Description

Two specimens in close proximity on trunk of Blue Gum.
Photo 5 gives indication of size - fingers are pointing towards specimen in upper right of photo.
Constantly moving, very rapidly, so hard to photograph.
Distinctive features include: short wings, broad flat 'thighs' on rear legs, iridescent sheen on various parts of body (see photos 2 & 3) and head/eyes (not showing in these photos).

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Observer

goodonya

Date

March 30, 2023 11:31 PM NZDT

Description

Dead, has white fungal growth on it. Approx 20mm long.
Unsure what the small round things on it are, maybe fruiting bodies of the fungi or something else. This observation is for the Beetle/insect though

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What

Round-necked Longhorn Beetles (Subfamily Cerambycinae)

Observer

jtweed

Date

June 6, 2020 05:03 PM NZST

Description

On ceiling, inside house.

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Observer

larry381

Date

April 30, 2023 08:46 PM NZST

Description

Found dead on windowsill. Clearly not Ancistrocerus - Orange bands on abdomen instead of yellow, and larger size. Probably not Paralastor either because this individual/species appears to have more orange on thorax than Paralastor. Updated Observation as https://inaturalist.nz/observations/157361249

Photos / Sounds

What

Potter and Mason Wasps (Subfamily Eumeninae)

Observer

larry381

Date

April 2023

Description

Found dead on windowsill. Clearly not Ancistrocerus - Orange bands on abdomen instead of yellow, and larger size. Probably not Paralastor either because this individual/species appears to have more orange on thorax than Paralastor. Sorry Photo taken with Computer and very poor quality.

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What

White Walnut (Cryptocarya obovata)

Observer

cparminter

Date

April 26, 2023 10:48 AM NZST

Description

On Gillies Ave, Auckland Medical Specialists carpark.

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What

Flies (Order Diptera)

Observer

catchwords

Date

March 13, 2023 11:24 AM NZDT

Description

Back Beach

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What

Chalcidoid Wasps (Superfamily Chalcidoidea)

Observer

grey

Date

April 25, 2023 12:25 PM NZST

Description

Found in garden.

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What

Heliotrope Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides)

Observer

pukatea

Date

March 25, 2023 05:32 PM NZDT

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Observer

c_j_w

Date

April 1, 2023 12:30 PM NZDT

Description

On Macrocarpa (Cupressus macrocarpa).

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What

Sugarcane Looper (Mocis frugalis)

Observer

simonnicholas

Date

February 6, 2023 04:01 PM NZDT

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What

Bull-headed Dung Beetle (Onthophagus taurus)

Observer

happygolucky_mel

Date

February 6, 2023 01:55 PM NZDT

Description

Found wandering the wet sand near the wave line. About 7-8mm long (the length of my little finger nail). The shell had a satin finish, not shiny at all.

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What

Sea Skaters (Genus Halobates)

Observer

robert_briggs

Date

January 30, 2023 01:29 PM NZDT

Description

Hopping around aimlessly in the sand, very unsure what it is.

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Observer

marleyi

Date

February 22, 2018 02:31 PM HST

Description

Seen in salt marsh

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What

Bowlesia-leaf Pennywort (Hydrocotyle bowlesioides)

Observer

marleyi

Date

December 21, 2022 11:41 AM NZDT

Description

In driveway-pavement edge.

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What

Silken Fungus Beetles (Family Cryptophagidae)

Observer

grey

Date

January 20, 2023 08:25 AM NZDT

Description

On the underside of a Japanese Aralia leaf.

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Observer

c_j_w

Date

January 19, 2023 08:54 PM NZDT

Description

On Melaleuca citrina.

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Observer

c_j_w

Date

January 19, 2023 08:27 PM NZDT

Description

On Melaleuca citrina.

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Observer

obblue

Date

January 16, 2023 01:05 PM NZDT

Description

Sand beetle. 3mm

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What

Delicate Apple Capsid (Malacocoris chlorizans)

Observer

househopper_jr

Date

December 25, 2022 07:18 PM NZDT

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Observer

c_j_w

Date

December 25, 2022 09:56 PM NZDT

Description

Attracted by porch light at night. Larvae feed on the flowers of Melaleuca sp. (bottlebrush) - https://www.inaturalist.org/guide_taxa/352261 and
https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/11988/prattdocs/74.pdf

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What

Toe-winged Beetles (Family Ptilodactylidae)

Observer

memopob

Date

December 25, 2017

Description

Size 10-12mm in length.
Roving about amongst riverbank plants. Did not stop in the hot sunny aspect at any stage.

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Observer

tony_steer

Date

December 12, 2022

Tags

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dr_robert

Date

December 3, 2021 09:24 AM NZDT

Description

Larvae under bark of dead standing tree 21 Nov 2021, reared.

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Observer

ria999

Date

December 3, 2022 01:02 PM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

November 30, 2022 12:45 AM NZDT

Description

On the wall of the house at night. Collected. Another one!

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invertebratist

Date

November 26, 2022 10:23 PM NZDT

Description

Observed with @gakudesu.
At the border of a garden and a regenerating (?) native bush.
Pretending to be dead, however I confirmed that it was alive. Collected and frozen now.

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bellfrogs-1

Date

November 3, 2022 09:09 AM NZDT

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fiestykakapo

Date

October 24, 2022 06:05 PM NZDT

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simonf7532

Date

October 9, 2022 01:21 PM NZDT

Description

This was about 3mm long. Seen at the position indicated and moved for the photo. There were several in the rock pool.

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What

Jasmine Moth (Palpita vitrealis)

Observer

harryfisheco

Date

June 6, 2022 06:56 PM NZST

Description

A species ID would be much appreciated!

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marleyi

Date

October 14, 2021 09:06 AM NZDT

Description

Growing on fallen tree.

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What

Golden Penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus)

Observer

cparminter

Date

April 13, 2022 12:58 PM NZST

Description

At 503 Richmond Street, Thames, in front garden.

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What

Jewel Beetles (Family Buprestidae)

Observer

jomackisack

Date

April 23, 2022 09:36 PM NZST

Description

Found in dead wood branch at base of Grapefruit tree. Melobasis sp. seen at tree previously.

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What

Tropical House Cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus)

Observer

nhudson

Date

March 22, 2022 11:02 AM NZDT

Description

Found near dead indoors.

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Observer

greg_holwell

Date

December 8, 2021 12:15 PM NZDT

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

November 17, 2018 04:03 PM NZDT

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Observer

carabidave

Date

December 2, 2021 01:30 PM HST

Description

12 mm, SLAM trap in semi urban garden

Tags

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dr_robert

Date

October 19, 2021

Description

Larva found feeding on Helichrysum lanceolatum, readily accepted Brachyglottis repanda in captivity and reared on this. Adult emerged 28 Nov 2021.

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What

June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)

Observer

samwallace

Date

November 26, 2021 04:37 PM NZDT

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carabidave

Date

November 18, 2021 04:41 PM HST

Description

10-12 mm, SLAM trap semi rural garden

Tags

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darmozrac

Date

November 9, 2021 04:29 PM NZDT

Description

from Plagianthus flowers, less than 1cm long

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greg_holwell

Date

November 4, 2021 04:41 PM NZDT

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Observer

linds-nz

Date

April 2, 2021 06:20 PM NZDT
Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

October 27, 2021 12:38 PM NZDT

Description

Same species as previously observed.

Other Animals

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What

Animals (Kingdom Animalia)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

September 24, 2021 10:04 AM NZST

Description

~1.5cm long
This is the one similar to the short flatworm I mention in another observation.

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Observer

benjansss

Date

October 24, 2021 04:45 PM NZDT

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What

Mites and Ticks (Subclass Acari)

Observer

joedillon

Date

October 22, 2021 01:14 PM NZDT

Description

On Olearia paniculata

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

March 14, 2021 01:52 PM +13

Description

Appeared to come out of a shell tube.

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What

Fruiting Shell (Coccocarpia erythroxyli)

Observer

marleyi

Date

October 14, 2021 10:47 AM NZDT

Description

Rare on saltmarsh ribbonwood.

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