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Australian Dewdrop Spider Argyrodes antipodianus

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flossiepip

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April 20, 2019 06:11 PM NZST

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jacqui-nz

Date

February 17, 2019 02:59 PM NZDT

Description

Fishing spider attacked a Vespula wasp foraging on the edge of a bush river pool several times. Wasp escaped. Short video of the action in the video link field.

Wasp obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20484731

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Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

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donnacha

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May 10, 2019 08:51 PM NZST

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Chilean Sea Fig Carpobrotus chilensis

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dani74

Date

September 29, 2017 11:40 AM +13

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Common Bird-dropping Spider Celaenia excavata

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jacqui-nz

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November 11, 2018 02:01 PM NZDT

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Carrion Crow Corvus corone

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gristlemcnerd

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May 9, 2019 07:11 PM SAST

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Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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gristlemcnerd

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May 9, 2019 07:01 PM SAST

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Banded Tunnelweb Spider Genus Hexathele

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flossiepip

Date

May 7, 2019 08:16 PM NZST

Description

The tunnel is about 10cm in length.

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mpnavest

Date

May 7, 2019 01:45 PM NZST

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Vagrant Spiders Genus Uliodon

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donnacha

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May 6, 2019 08:16 PM NZST

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Sac Spiders Family Clubionidae

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jacobl

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April 20, 2019 10:26 PM NZST

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New Zealand Common Gecko Woodworthia maculata

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andymckay

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May 3, 2019 11:45 AM NZST

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anthonymccaughan

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April 27, 2019 08:47 AM NZST

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White-banded House Jumping Spider Hypoblemum griseum

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ginakahikatea

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April 28, 2019 05:52 PM NZST

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White-banded House Jumping Spider Hypoblemum griseum

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cappinkiwi

Date

January 26, 2019 06:09 PM NZDT

Description

Odd male with no band.

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White-banded House Jumping Spider Hypoblemum griseum

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mariana-nz

Date

February 3, 2018

Description

On a plant pot, eating a Diamond Comb-footed Spider.

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White Porch Spider Cryptachaea gigantipes

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epitree

Date

October 9, 2013

Place

Tirau (Google, OSM)

Description

With katydid prey

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White-banded House Jumping Spider Hypoblemum griseum

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heni

Date

May 5, 2017 12:49 PM NZST

Description

It looks like this spider has made its home in the remains of a Mason wasp (Pison spinolae) nest.

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Voles, Lemmings, and Muskrats Subfamily Arvicolinae

Date

March 28, 2019 10:31 AM CDT

Description

As the snow slowly melts, the tunnels beneath the snow made by mice become visible. The ruler is 15 cm long.

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Oaks Genus Quercus

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April 27, 2019 05:24 PM EDT

Description

Hit and split by lightening

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Plantain Moth Scopula rubraria

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tanyad

Date

April 27, 2019 05:59 PM NZST

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Bot Flies, Blow Flies, and Allies Superfamily Oestroidea

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peterwebb

Date

July 19, 2015

Description

Unknown


About 2 cm long, at first I thought it was a immature centipede. When photographing it I realised that it's "legs" are just appendages that do nothing except mimic legs, they have no joints ,it has what looks like a yellow head with two eyes, that is false as well as it moves in the opposite direction, it moves like a maggot ..a pumping action, its head is pointed and pumps in and out like a fly maggot. found under a rock with termites , it was lying in the grass cuttings, initially it looked like one of the pale termites..that is from a standing position.

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pisum

Date

April 28, 2019 02:32 PM CDT

Description

there's a tiny yellow and black mite or tick(?) with claspers clamped onto this small wasp's leg

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Green Mistletoe Ileostylus micranthus

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penny2

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April 27, 2019 11:38 AM NZST

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marleyii

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April 27, 2019 02:23 PM NZST

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cooperj

Date

April 27, 2019

Description

on a decaying cupule in swamp. A typical aero-aquatic bubble-trapping fungus.

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Glory Bushes Genus Tibouchina

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lisa_bennett

Date

July 30, 2016 12:49 PM NZST

Description

'Groovy baby'

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Eastern Ratsnake Pantherophis alleghaniensis

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mira_l_b

Date

July 23, 2014 07:38 PM EDT

Description

exploring from one end of the deck to other mostly in pursuit of hummingbird feeders. I was standing only feet away and made myself as non-aggressive as possible while photographing the whole encounter. The snake seemed unperturbed by me and just generally curious about finding a way to eat hummingbirds or reach the phoebe nest, neither of which it accomplished due in part, to the large rectangular deck posts which proved hard to scale.

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Common Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina

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mira_l_b

Date

April 23, 2016 06:36 PM EDT

Description

@bobbyfingers, this is one you might appreciate: I made a terrible first impression on this lady by opening my front door two inches and smacking her in the head with it. Presumably, this is a female looking to make a scrape to lay eggs and not a door-to-door saleswoman selling armor. Unfortunately, she chose the tumbling escape route off the side of the front deck and not the stairs I assume she came up in the first place. She then took a second tumble from the bed she landed in down to the paved path below her. She showed no signs of damage and seemed unfazed by what looked like a serious tumble. We were both a bit in shock but thankfully, we both left the scene with digits intact. I'm very interested to hear if anyone else has had such an experience? I've had plenty of garden encounters but not a snapper climbing 5 steps and trying to dig into the front door. Very cool.

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Laccarias Genus Laccaria

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gst57

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April 26, 2019 04:03 PM NZST

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royce1

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April 26, 2019 03:55 PM NZST

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jacque_bennett

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April 26, 2019 02:34 PM NZST

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New Zealand Jasmine Parsonsia capsularis

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sarah_richardson

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April 25, 2019 02:45 PM NZST

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mpnavest

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April 18, 2019 10:53 AM NZST

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mpnavest

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April 18, 2019 06:26 PM NZST

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Sundews Genus Drosera

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jack4

Date

April 24, 2019 10:35 AM NZST

Description

Growing almost side by side with previous observation. These ones more of a orange/green coloration.

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Sundews Genus Drosera

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jack4

Date

April 24, 2019 10:33 AM NZST

Description

Growing in more of a depression north of previous observation. Flowers forming. The coloration was heading towards more of a reddy orange.

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mpnavest

Date

April 18, 2019 04:54 PM NZST

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Blacklegged Leafroller Planotortrix notophaea

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possumsend

Date

April 24, 2019 03:59 PM NZST

Description

I think. Drawn to light.

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

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shaneoneal

Date

March 11, 2019 08:41 AM EDT

Description

Falcon by Thomas Circle eating a dove

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Bathroom Moth Midge Clogmia albipunctata

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tiwane

Date

May 21, 2018 09:28 PM PDT

Description

Testing new flash and slight modifications to diffuser. There are always flies in the trash room.

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alice_shanks

Date

April 19, 2019 09:22 PM NZST

Description

On kamahi trunk.

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Paua Spider Crab Elamena producta

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predomalpha

Date

April 18, 2019 02:37 AM NZST

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dancetin

Date

April 22, 2019 01:42 PM NZST

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Common European Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

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mike68lusk

Date

April 18, 2019 11:29 AM NZST

Description

with Thysanoplusia orichalcea
My wife found the wasp with the live moth and put a glass over it. The wasp killed the moth and removed its head, flying off with it once released from the glass

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erinaceus

Date

February 27, 2018 01:34 PM NZDT

Description

Observation by Ben Knight

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Brown House Spider Steatoda capensis

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apples-nz

Date

April 21, 2019 06:36 PM NZST

Description

Found at night. Tucked into a knot in a tree trunk, low to the ground. In native bush.

Red dot on the underside, wonder if its a red back??

Body length approx 10mm.

Will try to catch it to get better pictures next time.

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Coprosma Genus Coprosma

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aahess

Date

September 21, 2018 05:02 PM NZST

Description

self seeded, fast growing, ca 1 year old

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grey

Date

April 20, 2019 03:57 PM NZST

Description

A small spider in it's web in a rosemary bush.

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aalbertrebergen

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April 8, 2019 09:57 PM HST

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Riparian Duncecap Orbweaver Eustala cepina

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loki_limestone

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April 15, 2019 03:08 PM CDT

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Green Mistletoe Ileostylus micranthus

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john_barkla

Date

April 17, 2019 09:39 PM NZST

Description

Tree supporting this mistletoe unfortunately collapsed.

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daviaker

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January 11, 2018 07:32 PM AEDT

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Vagrant Spiders Genus Uliodon

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steve_kerr

Date

April 13, 2019

Description

A male Uliodon trying his best to mate with a large female. I dashed inside and grabbed my camera and by the time I returned, she had sunk her fangs in and he was a goner.

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Cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus

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wildlandblogger

Date

April 7, 2019 06:34 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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April 9, 2019 11:51 PM NZST

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April 9, 2019 11:53 PM NZST

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mpnavest

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April 9, 2019 01:47 PM NZST

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Flatfishes Order Pleuronectiformes

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March 2, 2019 04:13 PM +13

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r_nichol

Date

March 22, 2019 09:32 AM NZDT

Description

In beech forest beside Fred Stream

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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cocowhiskey

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April 6, 2019 02:53 PM +13

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Aunt-Eliza Crocosmia paniculata

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February 28, 2019 01:18 PM +13

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katemccombs

Date

March 25, 2019 11:08 AM NZDT

Description

Mixed native & exotic grassland, with shrubs.

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Camellias Genus Camellia

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March 28, 2019 04:05 PM +13

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tony_wills

Date

April 3, 2019 12:52 PM NZDT

Description

If I just posted the last two shots, I don't think there would be any doubt that these are D. arcuata. But there were quite a few with branched stalks. Perhaps more like split stalks, right at the end, resulting in two-headed 'fruit' bodies.

Substrate is clay rather than 'soil', but the Lichen Substrate field doesn't have that option.

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Tropical Pitcher-Plants Genus Nepenthes

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dave_holland

Date

April 1, 2019 09:02 AM SAST

Description

What the?! lol i nearly died laughing! Growing wild in a very wet under foot horse grazing paddock up at seaview!!!

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schneehagen

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March 30, 2019 10:58 AM NZDT

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Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

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aeterno

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March 24, 2019 01:17 PM NZDT

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aeterno

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March 23, 2019 11:00 PM NZDT

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Common Grass Blue Zizina labradus

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nicolanewbery5

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February 28, 2019 08:33 AM HKT

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Northern Red Oak Quercus rubra

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denniswross

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September 26, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

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aalbertrebergen

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March 5, 2019 09:02 PM HST

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Tailed Forest Spider Arachnura feredayi

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mpnavest

Date

January 18, 2017 05:45 PM NZDT

Description

Male 1.5 mm

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Grey House Spider Badumna longinqua

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kyleb

Date

March 24, 2019 01:49 PM NZDT

Description

Capturing a small wasp, which it dragged back into its hidey hole amongst Hebe foliage

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Pug Moths & Allies Tribe Eupitheciini

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possumsend

Date

March 22, 2019 04:34 PM NZDT

Description

Drawn to light. Presumably C. inductata but never seen these colours before. First picture on landing, second with muted flash, third full flash.

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Flat-backed Millipedes Order Polydesmida

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ecoman

Date

March 16, 2019 01:50 PM NZDT

Description

Several of these were seen in stream happily walking under water. You can see bubbles along their sides where there spiracles are.

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Canary Worm Fletchamia sugdeni

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February 19, 2019 01:37 PM +13

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Typical Cicadas Family Cicadidae

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naturewatchwidow

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March 18, 2019 10:04 PM NZDT

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Common Grass Blue Zizina labradus

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lisa_bennett

Date

March 18, 2019 01:33 PM NZDT

Description

I’ve never seen butterflies gather like this in NZ before! My dog had urinated in this spot a few minutes previously. I assume they were enjoying the salts.

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Zoropsid Spiders Family Zoropsidae

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questagame

Date

March 17, 2019 11:52 AM AEDT

Description

Sighting and photos (c) megamo.
Field Notes - found in cave

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Nurseryweb Spider Dolomedes minor

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esler

Date

March 16, 2019 06:47 PM NZDT

Description

Taking advantage of a man-made support system

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morganemerien

Date

March 16, 2019 10:42 PM +13

Description

Unnamed species according to Doctor Robert.

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tony_steer

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March 30, 2017 02:31 PM NZDT

Description

This is possibly an unnamed species which is closely related to omnivora but emerges in March and has more transparent hindwings (R.Hoare)

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mpnavest

Date

August 7, 2018 10:59 AM NZST

Description

described in Forster&Forster1999

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aunty

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March 16, 2019 09:57 AM NZDT

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February 11, 2019 11:40 PM +13

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Chernetid Pseudoscorpions Family Chernetidae

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tony_wills

Date

December 23, 2017 10:07 PM NZDT

Description

An interesting choice for dinner, I thought pseudoscorpions specialised in minute insects ...

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Tunnelweb Spiders Genus Porrhothele

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marcdomenech

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February 13, 2019

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stephen_thorpe

Date

March 13, 2019

Description

In bus shelter out front of 179 Taylor St. Early evening. Photographed on the ground after I disturbed it.

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Cyclops Jumping Spider Opisthoncus polyphemus

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cappinkiwi

Date

March 8, 2019 06:00 PM NZDT

Description

Cannibalism

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Antipodean Ladybird Beetle Harmonia antipoda

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rubymoore

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March 10, 2019 02:22 PM NZDT

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strewick

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February 7, 2019 03:50 PM NZDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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davidwhyte

Date

March 7, 2019 09:16 AM NZDT

Description

I assume these are white butterfly eggs since lots around this year. On a caper bush, which the machine learning algorithm suggested this observation was.

What caught my attention was the color change from white to quite yellow in the eggs. Given that the small caterpillar was yellowish i would assume this is to do with maturity.

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Burnt Pine Longhorn Arhopalus ferus

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sallybain

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March 7, 2019 07:14 AM +13

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Common Grass Blue Zizina labradus

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kiwifergus

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February 13, 2019 07:57 AM NZDT

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possumsend

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March 5, 2019 10:17 PM NZDT

Description

I think. Drawn to light. No obs of this species from this area, although originally described from Dunedin.

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marleyii

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March 4, 2019 06:57 PM HST

Description

Female

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flossiepip

Date

March 5, 2019 10:37 AM NZDT

Description

10mm or a little larger, striking colour. Two large and pronounced tubercules. Seen one similar before also taken as prey.

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Hoodwinker Mola Mola tecta

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sealovelife

Date

February 19, 2019

Description

Dead

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Hoodwinker Mola Mola tecta

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tomleeturner

Date

February 19, 2019 05:17 PM PST

Description

I am 6 feet from finger tip to finger tip. Big fish!