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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

davidwhyte

Date

July 26, 2021 10:55 AM NZST

Description

Found in my van after putting in some firewood logs. Firewood was kowhai, exotic conifer and some other fast growing exotic.

Released back onto native vegetation

It was swaying in the wind, even though there was not wind in the van.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

qgrobler

Date

March 11, 2014

Description

Mantid -attacked by ants


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What

Titan Stick Insect Acrophylla titan

Observer

littlerunacres

Date

February 2018

Description

Field Notes - Found on the road when driving home. A magpie was attacking him. i pulled up to see why the magpie was interested in the stick. Not a stick. Moved him to the side of the road to avoid cars. Magpie may come back but such is nature

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Observer

jennahm

Date

June 16, 2018 07:15 AM AWST

Description

Being attacked in abdomen by two wasps while very much alive. To lay eggs?

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What

Children’s Stick Insect Tropidoderus childrenii

Observer

questagame

Date

October 2018

Description

Sighting and photos (c) green_eggs_and_ham.
Field Notes - Beautiful phasmid who was being attacked by birds! We think he's a male. Would love to know the species. Has a nice set of yellow and purple (?) wings and can fly a bit.

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What

Titan Stick Insect Acrophylla titan

Observer

questagame

Date

December 2018

Description

Sighting and photos (c) mark3.
Field Notes - It was just attacked by a bird which is why we saw it. It seems about 25-30cm long

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What

Pink-winged Phasma Podacanthus typhon

Observer

possumpete

Date

February 22, 2019 02:26 PM AEDT

Description

Didn't realise when I picked it up a battle for survival was going on as a large water skink was attacking this big insect.

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What

Northern Walkingstick Diapheromera femorata

Observer

reuvenm

Date

August 29, 2020 05:57 PM EDT

Description

Being attacked by yellowjacket

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Observer

jeffreycfy

Date

June 30, 2017 05:14 PM HKT

Description

Ants' attack.

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What

Northern Walkingstick Diapheromera femorata

Observer

jhiebert

Date

July 20, 2020 06:02 PM EDT

Description

A Walkingstick being attacked by some sort of true bug. There is a duplicate observation for the bug.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

siobhanleachman

Date

April 2, 2021 11:39 AM +13

Description

Was on the ground. Saw it attacked by a wasp. Waved the wasp off and placed the stick insect on a tree.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

epitree

Date

January 21, 2015

Description

Eating Phormium tenax.

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Observer

dougalt

Date

January 1, 2021 09:50 PM NZDT

Description

50 mm long; eating new foliage on a young kahikatea tree.

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What

Unarmed Stick-Insect Acanthoxyla inermis

Observer

mckee2r

Date

February 23, 2021 09:36 PM +13

Description

Eating pohutakawa leaves.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

comradepossum

Date

May 4, 2019 04:58 PM EDT

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What

Unarmed Stick-Insect Acanthoxyla inermis

Observer

mike1963

Date

December 16, 2020 02:34 PM UTC

Description

Stick insect seen on a privet hedge

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househopper_jr

Date

April 30, 2021 03:10 PM NZST

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What

Tūī Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

mandyh

Date

December 2, 2020 08:42 AM NZDT

Description

Observed in a Kanuka with a beakful of insects. Three juvenile stick insects and an unidentified winged insect.

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Observer

erincpow

Date

December 3, 2019 10:44 AM +12

Description

Female with scavenged stick insect leg

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What

Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

Observer

metanature

Date

December 18, 2020 03:23 PM +13

Description

On body of 20cm stick insect.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

jefffryett

Date

February 8, 2021 12:35 PM +13

Description

Predated on by wasp

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

grey

Date

December 26, 2020 01:59 PM NZDT

Description

Found on a garden shrub, missing 2 legs. Body about 10 cm long.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

metanature

Date

December 18, 2020 03:23 PM +13

Description

This specimen was over 20cm long and infested with some kind of sucking insect.

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What

Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Observer

treegrow

Date

September 17, 2016 12:01 PM EDT

Description

Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.

Tags

LLF

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What

Common Rough Woodlouse Porcellio scaber

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 22, 2019 10:08 AM NZST

Description

Common under concrete block lying in wasteland near Chatham William Innia Tuuta Airport car park.

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What

Chatham Island Cicada Kikihia longula

Observer

pjd1

Date

February 8, 2019 11:16 AM NZDT

Description

Common in rough pasture and fernland.

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What

Chatham Island Cockroach Celatoblatta brunni

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 16, 2017 11:37 PM NZDT

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Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

December 16, 2017 10:07 PM NZDT

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Observer

pjd1

Date

July 26, 2015

Description

Not sure about the identification. Found in artificial Chatham Island Petrel burrow, associated with numerous weta. A large spider measuring c.90 mm in length. Rather reddish to my colour blind eyes. Such spiders are habitually called on this island Cambridgea annulata - so I place it here and await others conclusions. I did see sheet web spiders commonly on their webs the island at night and they sort of looked like this. This particular spider is reputed to have a painful bite.

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What

New Zealand Giant Stick Insect Argosarchus horridus

Observer

naturewatchwidow

Date

March 23, 2019 10:01 AM NZDT

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

flossiepip

Date

May 14, 2018 10:20 PM NZST

Description

I think that the prey is a Brown Shield Bug!

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

britt_fb

Date

February 27, 2020 04:34 PM +13

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

harmypotter

Date

December 16, 2015 12:16 AM CET

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

obblue

Date

June 6, 2020 03:56 PM NZST

Description

Attacked by wasps

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 3, 2019 01:21 PM NZST

Description

Rescued a live stick insect being attacked by Vespula wasps on leaf litter in native bush.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

ngr124

Date

February 1, 2019 11:46 AM NZDT

Description

Noticed on track as it was trying to defend itself from attack by a wasp. Amazed at how flexible it was when it curved the hind part of its abdomen around into a 'scorpion-like' posture to dislodge the wasp which was on its back.
Help with species ID would be appreciated please.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 12, 2019 04:56 PM NZDT

Description

Stick insect was repeatedly attacked by a wasp, but managed to scramble up the kanuka to safety.

Wasp obs: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20378752

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Observer

shanmonkey31

Date

May 6, 2018 10:00 AM NZST

Description

A wasp was attacking this phasmid

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Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 15, 2016 08:22 AM NZDT

Description

The stick insect I rescued from a Vespula wasp. Also see my observation of the attack in progress.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Date

January 1, 2019 04:49 PM NZDT

Description

We found so many stick insects in this stream, a number worse for wear. Is this a parasite?

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

claire_gummer

Date

January 26, 2013

Place

Whatipu (Google, OSM)

Description

male and female stick insects mating on NZ flax. Clitarchus sp?? Female has 2 red protuberances, 1 each end of body, on 1 side only - tubercles? parasites? injuries? I have more photos; this is the most comprehensive with best focus.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

manishaprasad

Date

February 4, 2020 10:14 AM +13

Description

Stick insect with mites? found on Lophomyrtus obcordata.

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What

Mites and Ticks Subclass Acari

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 7, 2020 03:48 PM NZDT

Description

Several red mites on a live stick insect.
Insect obs: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/37364360

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Observer

ecoman

Date

December 15, 2015

Description

Green stick insect found on Metrosideros perforata. A mite was also found on it.

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Observer

jeremy_rolfe

Date

December 31, 2005

Description

On cultivated apple tree (Malus Xdomestica). Note mite on thorax behind foreleg.

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What

Tūī Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

December 26, 2019 09:39 AM NZDT

Description

This was funny. A fledgling tui was begging and waiting for food. Finally an adult brought it a big stick insect, but then had a lot of trouble getting it into the fledgling's mouth. Insect was probably wriggling around. Adult nearly dropped it a couple of times. (Apologies for poor quality images.)

A second tui fledgling close by was also being fed by an adult.

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What

Gray Gerygone Gerygone igata

Date

January 18, 2020 04:11 PM NZDT

Description

smashing what appears to be a yellow and orange stick insect (what type?) against a branch, the begging juvenile off to the right.

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What

North Island Robin Petroica longipes

Observer

emanning

Date

October 30, 2013

Description

Robin in the wattle track. This little robin had an insect in its beak - a moth maybe. It didn't stop to eat it but flew off with it - so it was probably going back to a nest.

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What

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

flyingkiwigirl

Date

December 11, 2018 03:20 PM NZDT

Description

Sparrow killing and eating a NZ Grasshopper

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What

New Zealand Giant Stick Insect Argosarchus horridus

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

Cryptic colourations and quick to assume "stick-like" postures when disturbed (see photo #4)

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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

moominmarmotta

Date

August 15, 2020 01:34 PM NZST

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Observer

arkinthepark

Date

October 6, 2016 11:29 AM NZDT

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Date

May 14, 2020 11:02 AM NZST

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

asferens

Date

April 3, 2020 04:18 PM +13

Photos / Sounds

What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

danilo_hegg

Date

March 21, 2020 09:50 PM NZDT

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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

vladliss

Date

April 24, 2020 10:17 AM NZST

Description

Some kind of stick insect? Probably fell off the tree on our deck after it was injured by something.

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Observer

wild_wind

Date

January 26, 2020

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jacqui-nz

Date

January 26, 2020 09:30 AM NZDT

Description

I thought the two-legged stick insect caught in a spider web was dead, but found it 6 hours later on the house wall! Native bush surrounding the property.

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

bush-tj

Date

February 17, 2020 10:07 AM +13

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

grey

Date

March 25, 2020 04:05 PM NZDT

Description

On a totara tree.

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Observer

sam-speight

Date

March 31, 2020 02:38 PM +13

Description

One of many in the manuka along the wilderness trail

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

ericcleveland

Date

March 24, 2019 03:36 PM PDT

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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

julievause_nz

Date

December 2, 2019 06:30 AM NZDT

Description

Single specimen about 15cm long in domestic garden comprising many naive tree species, seen on deck railing.

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Observer

wild_wind

Date

December 22, 2019

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

linda_g

Date

December 27, 2019 12:20 PM NZDT

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

linda_g

Date

December 27, 2019 12:26 PM NZDT

Description

a lot of these seemed to have some kind of parasites or beetles stuck to them. Found in eucalyptus trees.

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Observer

wild_wind

Date

January 16, 2020

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 7, 2020 03:49 PM NZDT

Description

Resting on a kauri trunk. Insect had a number of red mites on it.

Mites obs: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/37364545

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What

Asian Paper Wasp Polistes chinensis

Observer

epitree

Date

February 22, 2014

Description

Chewing up a live stick insect (Note one third of abdomen missing)

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What

Asian Paper Wasp Polistes chinensis

Observer

epitree

Date

January 18, 2015

Description

With stick insect prey

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

November 19, 2015

Description

this garden orb web had a go at attacking the much larger (but juvenile) stick insect that had fallen into its web. the stick insect just shook it off and seemed to frighten the orb web away.

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What

Common European Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 15, 2016 08:18 AM NZDT

Description

A Vespula vulgaris wasp attacking a stick insect. It was most of the way through chewing off the end of the stick insect's abdomen when it was unexpectedly knocked free and crushed by a rock.

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What

Striated Ant Huberia striata

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 15, 2016 09:33 AM NZDT

Description

Ants feeding on a Vespula vulgaris wasp I'd just killed (after I found it eating through the abdomen of a live stick insect).

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Observer

saras

Date

December 22, 2015

Description

Mites on a stick insect.

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Observer

petragloyn

Date

September 3, 2012 10:43 AM NZST

Description

Fungus parasitising a stick insect

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

December 19, 2016 11:03 AM NZDT

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What

Rough Skinned Stick Insect Tectarchus salebrosus

Observer

jacobl

Date

December 8, 2017 07:32 PM NZDT

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

belstudholme

Date

January 24, 2017 10:59 AM NZDT

Description

Mating?

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

December 9, 2017 10:29 PM +13

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

duncanmc42

Date

December 14, 2017 12:32 PM NZDT

Description

In edge of Marsden Valley Reserve, on wasp bait station.

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

jefffryett

Date

December 29, 2017 09:45 AM NZDT

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Date

February 28, 2018 09:25 PM NZDT

Description

With stick insect prey

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Date

September 15, 2018 11:43 PM NZST

Description

Predating on a juvenile Stick Insect, with a male waiting in the background?

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What

Knobbled Orbweaver Eriophora pustulosa

Observer

shaun-lee

Date

January 2, 2019 11:51 AM NZDT

Description

Predating a Smooth Stick Insect

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What

Western European Blackbird Turdus merula ssp. merula

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

January 7, 2019 06:53 AM NZDT

Description

Male blackbird calling loudly to his fledgling to come get breakfast.

Stick insect obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19473143

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What

German Yellowjacket Vespula germanica

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

February 12, 2019 04:56 PM NZDT

Description

Attacking a stick insect.

Stick insect obs:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/20378740

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What

Unarmed Stick-Insect Acanthoxyla inermis

Observer

mikebennett1

Date

March 11, 2019 10:33 AM NZDT

Description

12cm long Dark brown, Gravid, Spineless

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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

mandu1

Date

March 23, 2019 08:17 PM HST

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

genavee

Date

April 17, 2019 10:00 AM NZST

Description

Found on kauri, has been killed by cordyceps bassiana

Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 8, 2019 11:50 AM NZST

Description

On a Stick Insect

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

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naturewatchwidow

Date

June 28, 2019 04:04 PM NZST

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What

Sheetweb Spiders Genus Cambridgea

Observer

dwilson

Date

March 22, 2017 09:11 PM NZDT

Description

Feeding on a stick insect, at night.

Note the smaller spider in the web. It had a square-ended abdomen, and before I took the photo it was feeding from a leg of the stick insect. I think it's a mimetid.

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What

Common European Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

May 3, 2019 01:03 PM NZST

Description

Wasps feeding on a dead stick insect. Active wasp nest close by: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/24427618

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What

Prickly Stick Insect Acanthoxyla prasina

Observer

wild_wind

Date

October 7, 2019

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What

Whitehead Mohoua albicilla

Observer

parkecology

Date

August 28, 2014 03:42 PM NZST

Description

Single bird eating a phasmid

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What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

leonperrie

Date

July 6, 2019 11:07 AM NZST

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What

Unarmed Stick-Insect Acanthoxyla inermis

Observer

naturenz

Date

September 29, 2019 03:27 PM NZDT

Description

38 Raeburn Ave . Berryhouse

Photos / Sounds

What

Stick Insects Order Phasmida

Observer

buggirl13

Date

January 3, 2019 09:59 PM +13

Description

Plus a spider munching on it 😅

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What

Smooth Stick Insect Clitarchus hookeri

Observer

wild_wind

Date

January 31, 2019 06:46 PM NZDT