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Date

February 22, 2018 02:34 PM +13

Description

Found in a small group 4-6 tucked into a nikau palm on private property in pukekohe east.

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What

Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus

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Date

March 19, 2018 12:18 PM +13

Description

There were two, out in daylight looking for food amongst the ducks and gulls. Probably living in burrows along the pond bank. Were unafraid of humans as we approached and one ran past us at a distance of 0.5metres.

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Date

December 12, 2017 12:06 PM NZDT

Description

Photo Credit: Hannah Shingler

Flying around clay cliffs that also have native bees. Is it parasitic of their larvae?

Or is it a dragonfly?
Flight behaviour more characteristic of a wasp.

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Beetle Mites Suborder Oribatida

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Date

October 24, 2017 10:23 AM NZDT

Description

In a Camellia flower on the ground. Now preserved in eupral.

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Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis

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Date

November 5, 2017 03:06 PM NZDT

Description

5 larvae on willow tree. next to stream and road on UNITEC campus. (Adults were found here in March 2017).

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What

Northern New Zealand Dotterel Charadrius obscurus ssp. aquilonius

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Date

July 10, 2017 05:00 PM NZST

Description

Observed two on North western side of the Te Awanga river mouth. Bellow high tide line. Conversations with a local suggests that they are new arrivals as of yesterday (9th July 2017) and 3 are in the area.

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Large Spotted Ladybird Harmonia conformis

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Date

April 25, 2017 12:30 PM NZST

Description

At least 7 adults were observed, on a willow tree infested with the giant willow aphid. Some collected by Mel Galbraith. Also observed by Craig Perkins and myself Chelsee Neverman.

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Giant Willow Aphid Tuberolachnus salignus

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Date

April 25, 2017 12:30 PM NZST

Description

Observed to be infesting a willow tree. With adult Harlequin ladybirds also present.

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Delicate Garden Skink Lampropholis delicata

Observer

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Date

April 25, 2017 01:00 PM NZST

Description

Two were sited on path down to lake edge and at least 6 were sited by Mel Galbraith 2 metres from waters edge.
Small in size, on dry parts of the track.
Also observed by Craig Perkins and my self, Chelsee Neverman.

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