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What

Common European Yellowjacket Vespula vulgaris

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 10, 2020 01:49 PM NZST

Description

Foraging on edge of lawn. Presumably looking for other invertebrates?

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Square

What

Green Potato Bug Cuspicona simplex

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 10, 2020 01:40 PM NZST

Description

On lamppost during the day.

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What

Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:57 AM NZST

Description

Growing in regenerating bush. Some browse on leaves which appears to resemble weevil browse.

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What

New Zealand Broadleaf Griselinia littoralis

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:39 AM NZST

Description

Growing in regenerating bush. All broadleaf in the area was very heavily browsed. Looked like weevil browse but not 100% sure.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:52 AM NZST

Description

Common in regenerating bush.

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jtweed

Date

May 6, 2020 09:07 PM NZST

Description

Found on Muehlenbeckia australis when spotlighting at night.

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jtweed

Date

May 7, 2020 09:09 PM NZST

Description

Found on Myrsine australis when spotlighting at night.

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Square

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 07:22 PM NZST

Description

Spotlighted at night. I think I have the correct species but always struggle to remember the names of these leafrollers.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 07:19 PM NZST

Description

Spotlighted at night.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 07:11 PM NZST

Description

Mating pair spotlighted at night.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 06:56 PM NZST

Description

Spotlighted on Griselinia littoralis at night.

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What

Hissing Longhorn Tetrorea cilipes

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 06:41 PM NZST

Description

Spotlighted on Myrsine australis at night.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 06:37 PM NZST

Description

Spotlighted climbing up kanuka tree at night.

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What

Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Found under rock in garden. Being reared on dandelion and other herbaceous weeds. Presumed to be Ichneutica ustistriga based on size.

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Square

What

Common Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 03:59 PM NZST

Description

Out foraging during the mid-afternoon.

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What

Forest Looper Pseudocoremia leucelaea

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 01:17 PM NZST

Description

Attracted to house lights.

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What

Cutworm Moths and Allies Family Noctuidae

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 12:55 PM NZST

Description

Found under dandelion growing out of crack in garden path. Being reared on dandelion and other herbaceous weeds. Presumed to be Ichneutica mutans.

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What

Striped Dung Fly Oxysarcodexia varia

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 11:12 AM NZST

Description

Mating on track through regenerating scrub/bush.

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Square

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:29 AM NZST

Description

Several of these beaten from dead cabbage tree leaves.

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jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:27 AM NZST

Description

Dozens beaten from dead cabbage tree leaves.

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Square

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:26 AM NZST

Description

Beaten from dead cabbage tree leaves.

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What

Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 3, 2020 10:12 AM NZST

Description

Dozens of honey bees clustering around the mud on the edge of this puddle. Within 15-20 m of quite a few hives.

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What

Blue Bottlefly Calliphora vicina

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 05:36 PM NZST

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What

Vagrant Twitcher Tebenna micalis

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 05:33 PM NZST

Description

Found on the inside of the lounge window.

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What

Bittersweet Nightshade Solanum dulcamara

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 03:23 PM NZST

Description

Growing almost vine-like through some ferns within native bush.

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Square

What

Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 11:20 AM NZST

Description

Washed up dead on beach. Heavily fed on either before or after washing up on the beach.

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What

Green Potato Bug Cuspicona simplex

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 11:18 AM NZST

Description

Washed up dead on the beach.

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What

Common Drone Fly Eristalis tenax

Observer

jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 11:11 AM NZST

Description

Washed up on the beach.

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jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 11:09 AM NZST

Description

1,000's of these washed up on the beach.

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jtweed

Date

May 2, 2020 11:09 AM NZST

Description

Washed up dead on the beach.

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