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What

Cotton Springtail (Entomobrya unostrigata)

Date

March 12, 2019 04:43 PM +13

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frankashwood

Date

April 26, 2024 04:00 PM NZST

Description

In leaf litter, extracted via Tullgren funnel.

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What

Piggyback Rosegill (Volvariella surrecta)

Observer

seymour_burgess

Date

May 8, 2021 01:38 PM NZST

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mattbarrett

Date

September 4, 2021 09:20 AM AEST

Description

Uploaded on behalf of the collector, Kym Brennan

Small, fragile, 10cm tall. In leaf mould in heavy shade, lowland spring-fed monsoon forest, on drier part towards margin.

This is a normal gilled mushroom that has a very thin cap flesh, which splits radially (between the gills). Further drying lifts and twists the gill-segments into the flower shape in the image. The type specimen from Vanauatu had the same form on all fruitbodies, but the author was unsure whether this was an oddity, or the normal condition. The find of this Australian specimen shows that it is the norm, but it would be great to find young fruitbodies to understand exactly of the final form develops – at what point in development does it depart from a mushroom shape?

The species is Hausknechtia floriformis, a monotypic genus only described in 2020, with a single species described (by Anton Hausknecht) in 2003, previously only known from Vanuatu. I have been on the lookout for it, great to know it occurs in Australia too.

A link to the genus description: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11557-020-01606-3

A link to the original species description: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjwh767wJD0AhWQXisKHV56AnkQFnoECAgQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zobodat.at%2Fpdf%2FOestZPilz_12_0031-0040.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2rG4jlSDVwwBUmwAkpRYGM

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Observer

reiner

Date

April 16, 2013

Description

unknown fungus in QLD
Identified as Gymnogaster boletoides on Bowerbird by Tim Cannon

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What

Bonnets (Genus Mycena)

Observer

dougalt

Date

May 28, 2018 07:09 PM NZST

Description

Mycena sp. 'Nile River'. Went back after a tip from J. Cooper that these might be bioluminescent. They were emitting a faint glow.

Exposure times of 6-8 minutes at f/8 and ISO 3200 were reasonable. Some post-process tweaking.

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What

Camel Cowrie (Lyncina camelopardalis)

Observer

rafi1

Date

November 27, 2020 09:20 PM IST

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What

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

August 15, 2023 08:27 AM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest (remnant)

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What

Okinawa Robin (Larvivora namiyei)

Observer

geofuruko

Date

March 2024

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lukas_scharer

Date

May 16, 2019 09:15 AM JST

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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

invertebratist

Date

December 2, 2023

Description

Found in a washed up gastropoda. was alive for a couple days without much water!

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invertebratist

Date

December 1, 2023 09:47 PM NZDT

Description

Coastal, backdune, at night.
Camouflaging.

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What

Moa (Order Dinornithiformes)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

December 2023

Description

Washed up on the beach.

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What

Shouldered Triton Snail (Cabestana tabulata)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

March 10, 2024 05:24 PM NZDT

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catchwords

Date

November 3, 2023 09:47 PM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

November 2023

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved bush, at night. Under rotten log.

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jeanro

Date

April 30, 2023 06:44 PM NZST

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What

New Zealand Peripatus (Peripatoides novaezealandiae)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 30, 2023 05:49 PM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved bush, at night. Under rotten log.

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What

Raukawa Gecko (Woodworthia maculata)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 2023

Description

Under rock on the beach (at the stone/coastal vegetation border)
1st image focus stacked.

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What

Raukawa Gecko (Woodworthia maculata)

Date

March 2024

Description

so good

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What

Beetle Mites (Suborder Oribatida)

Observer

invertophiles

Date

January 1, 2000 11:01 AM AEDT

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pita_gooora

Date

February 25, 2024 12:53 AM NZDT

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Date

December 19, 2022 10:36 PM NZDT

Place

Warrington (Google, OSM)

Description

@sdjbrown Here is an image of it burrowing. That other photo was the only half-decent image I managed to capture before it descended into the grains of sand!

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What

Dunedin Peripatus (Peripatoides otepoti)

Observer

shoushou_1221

Date

March 9, 2024 12:09 PM NZDT

Description

First time to find velvet worm in my life.
The first photo is a homage to my friend @invertebratist.
Native beech forest in South Canterbury. Under a rotten log beside to walking track.
Probably this is 'Dunedin' peripatus.
15 pairs legs and brown based colors.
This is one of big happen in my life. I am very glad to found this crazy cool creature.

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invertebratist

Date

November 2023

Place

Private

Description

Under a driftwood on the beach.

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invertebratist

Date

November 29, 2023 09:40 PM NZDT

Description

Coastal, at night.

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pjd1

Date

February 9, 2019 01:31 PM NZDT

Description

Common on the fronds of Xiphophora gladiata (see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20525499) in rock pools exposed at low tide mark. Not incidentally a moth but a brown seaweed associated with Xiphophora.

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invertebratist

Date

May 11, 2022 04:57 PM NZST

Description

In beach drift on sand and gravel at low tide.

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What

Plicate Barnacle (Epopella plicata)

Observer

happygolucky_mel

Date

January 3, 2024 12:23 PM NZDT

Description

Growing upside down on an overhang of rock. At least 20mm long. Does this mean they're quite old?

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invertebratist

Date

November 28, 2023 11:20 AM NZDT

Description

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Black Mountain Ringlet (Percnodaimon merula)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 28, 2023 11:53 AM NZDT

Description

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.
3 individuals seen flying around.

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tony_steer

Date

March 6, 2024 07:33 AM NZDT

Description

Caught indoors during the day. F.L. 2.5 mm.

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invertebratist

Date

November 27, 2023 02:09 PM NZDT

Description

On the dark, wet wall of the cave near the entrance.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Typical Spiders (Suborder Araneomorphae)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 27, 2023 01:41 AM NZDT

Description

At night.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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invertebratist

Date

November 27, 2023 02:09 AM NZDT

Description

At night, under rocks in the small stream. Quite large- reaches 15+mm when actively moving.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Pseudoscorpions (Order Pseudoscorpiones)

Observer

commoncopper

Date

May 6, 2023 07:51 PM NZST

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stephen_thorpe

Date

June 19, 2007

Description

NEW ZEALAND AK
Site: 129 Laingholm Drive, Number: 00013
Trap: 1A-3B
Date: 19.VI.2007
Coll. J.T. Pusateri

Identification: Uropoda thorpei Kontschán, 2012.

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hcj003

Date

November 30, 2023 08:41 AM CST

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What

Curly Sedge (Carex cirrhosa)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 2023

Description

Alpine, lakeside.

On the way to John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

Observed with Colin Meurk (@ meurkc) and Marley Ford (@ marleyi) - Thanks!

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What

Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)

Observer

shoushou_1221

Date

February 18, 2024 11:25 AM NZDT

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nickoshaw

Date

January 2, 2022 02:59 PM AEST

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jeffgoddard

Date

August 21, 2005

Description

25 mm long. 2nd image shows a second individual with its egg masses with embryos up to 500 microns in longest dimension deposited singly in capsules 550 x 505 microns. Eggs this large will develop ametamorphically into hatching juveniles.

Scanned from a print from 35 mm film I took in 2005. I originally posted these images (as Spurilla macleayi) on the Sea Slug Forum:
http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/14713

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johnlenagan

Date

February 14, 2021 10:43 PM AEDT

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yx-kuri

Date

February 2023

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predomalpha

Date

December 17, 2022 11:37 AM NZDT

Description

Fossils

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symplocarpus_2

Date

August 24, 2023 02:16 PM NZST

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What

Pansies and Violets (Subgenus Viola)

Observer

fuligogirl

Date

December 22, 2023 04:43 PM NZDT

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 12:44 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 10:15 PM NZDT

Description

At night. Focus stack of 2 images.
(two individuals)
John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 11:03 AM NZDT

Description

Size 0.1-0.2 mm. Almost impossible to see w/ naked eyes.
Alpine. Under a rotten log.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Brown Bubble Shell (Bulla quoyii)

Observer

blogman

Date

January 28, 2024 03:42 PM NZDT

Description

Small cephalapsid opistobrach found in quite large numbers in seagrass. 3-4mm long.

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Observer

shoushou_1221

Date

December 9, 2023 10:16 AM NZDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 02:32 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine. Larva

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 01:35 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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invertebratist

Date

November 25, 2023 12:34 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine.

John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

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What

Cave Centipedes (Genus Cryptops)

Observer

emma_brockes

Date

November 10, 2022 10:28 AM NZDT

Description

Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae Bioblitz.
In decomposing wood under native trees.

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What

Acid Frillwort (Fossombronia wondraczekii)

Observer

marleyi

Date

November 6, 2021 09:09 AM NZDT

Description

Terricolous and fertile. ID by John Braggins.

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What

Winged Oysters (Genus Pteria)

Observer

brendandoogan

Date

January 16, 2024 05:08 PM NZDT

Description

Found inside fibres of cocos nucifera

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kee09

Date

December 17, 2023 09:42 AM NZDT

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What

Jointed Rush Hopper (Paracephaleus hudsoni)

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

January 10, 2024 12:34 PM NZDT

Description

Eric Armishaw Park, Point Chevalier, Auckland.

Adults and nymphs common on oioi.

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What

North Island Snipe (Coenocorypha barrierensis)

Observer

aucklandmuseum

Date

January 1, 1870 12:50 PM NZMT

Description

Coenocorypha barrierensis
North Island Snipe
Holotype
Collected prior to 1871
Collected by: Bennett
https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_naturalsciences-object-125988

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invertebratist

Date

November 24, 2023 03:25 PM NZDT

Description

Alpine, lakeside.

On the way to John Child bryophyte and lichen workshop 2023.

Observed with Colin Meurk (@ meurkc) and Marley Ford (@ marleyi) - Thanks!

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What

Argonauts (Genus Argonauta)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

December 17, 2017 07:02 AM NZDT

Description

Male with visible hectocotylus

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reingered

Date

May 23, 2022 02:35 PM NZST

Description

Growing on fallen log

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martinsnz

Date

January 2, 2024 02:25 PM NZDT

Description

Found amongst leaf litter caught in crevice between limestone boulders. Photographed on sunglasses. Only a few mm diameter. Locality known to support endangered landsnail species.

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What

Mahoe-stripper Moth (Feredayia graminosa)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 11, 2023 11:01 PM NZDT

Description

Native Kauri-podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night.
Larva

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invertebratist

Date

November 6, 2023 01:24 AM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. At night.

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invertebratist

Date

November 5, 2023 11:12 PM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. At night.

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What

Marsh Beetles (Family Scirtidae)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

November 6, 2023 12:35 AM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest. At night.

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What

Green Algae (Phylum Chlorophyta)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

June 17, 2023 10:22 AM NZST

Description

Auckland Botanical Society field trip, 17 June 2023.
Entered with the landowner's permission.

Native Kauri Podocarp-broadleaved forest.

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invertebratist

Date

November 5, 2023 01:16 AM NZDT

Description

Mostly planted and regenerating (?) native-ish bush around the stream, at night.

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invertebratist

Date

October 28, 2023 09:07 PM NZDT

Description

Auckland Entomological Society field trip to Mataia Homestead, 28 October 2023.

Native Kauri-podocarp-broadleaved forest / Manuka, Kanuka scrub, at night.

Attracted to light trap (thanks @dr_robert)

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What

Giant Goblin Spiders (Family Orsolobidae)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

October 16, 2023 12:43 PM NZDT

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest, under a decomposing log. Juvenile

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invertebratist

Date

October 27, 2023 12:21 AM NZDT

Description

At night.

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What

Lichen Darkling Beetle (Genus Artystona)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

October 25, 2023

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night. Focus stack of 21 frames.

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Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

November 29, 2022 11:17 AM NZDT
Fungi

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What

Fungi Including Lichens (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

richardgoldsbury

Date

September 12, 2023 06:40 PM NZST

Description

I turned over a rock at sunset and saw glowing, half an hour later with head torch on I couldn’t see the glowing, though possibly just overwhelmed by torch light, didn’t notice anything thick growing on the rock

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treegrow

Date

September 9, 2018 10:46 PM EDT

Description

Moana, Lake Brunner, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

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invertebratist

Date

October 2023

Description

at night

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What

Endive Pellia (Apopellia endiviifolia)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

April 16, 2022 03:21 PM NZST

Description

On moist ground next to the glowworm cave mouth.

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chrismoody

Date

July 21, 2021 07:54 PM NZST

Description

Lots of these leeches were retrieved from samples of treated effluent at a wastewater treatment plant. Not ranged in size up to around 3 or 4cm.

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What

Scale Insects (Superfamily Coccoidea)

Observer

invertebratist

Date

March 11, 2022

Description

With Diaspididae species.
Length(Diameter) approx. 5 mm.
Found attached on leaves of a planted Yucca.
ID is tentative. Could be something else.

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meurkc

Date

November 27, 2023 10:18 AM NZDT

Description

River boulder

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meurkc

Date

November 26, 2023 12:03 PM NZDT

Description

Red beech terrace forest

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fuligogirl

Date

October 25, 2023 08:59 PM NZDT

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What

Tiger Beetles (Subfamily Cicindelinae)

Observer

bryce_mcquillan

Date

April 8, 2019 09:05 PM NZST

Description

Tiger beetle larvae

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kelvinperrie

Date

October 26, 2022 04:36 PM NZDT

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What

Isopods (Order Isopoda)

Date

September 5, 2012 08:49 AM JST

Description

Renocilla bollandi

Named after the legend- Bob Bolland

Found : Maeda point, Okinawa-JP
Depth: 95feet living on a Scorpionfish ( Scorpaenopsis diabolus, Tanaka 1917 )
Fish Size : 70-80mm

Isopod size: 15mm -20mm

More info about this beautiful species https://okinawanaturephotography.com/parasitic-isopods-of-the-ryukyu-islands/

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invertebratist

Date

September 25, 2023 12:47 AM NZDT

Description

Native Kauri-podocarp-broadleaved forest, at night.
Predating Serpho sp.:https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/189903105

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stephen_thorpe

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve, Auckland. Under wood debris at back of beach.

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What

New Zealand Mantis (Orthodera novaezealandiae)

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 13, 2021 02:55 PM NZST

Description

Obs for the right ootheca (egg mass). The left one looks like a South African ootheca (Miomantis caffra)? Both on the underside of a magnolia leaf.

Tags

JD

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fiestykakapo

Date

December 20, 2022 04:37 PM NZDT

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jacobmusson

Date

July 5, 2023 02:00 PM NZST

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jacobmusson

Date

September 21, 2023 07:00 PM NZST

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badwinston

Date

October 4, 2023 12:03 AM NZDT

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invertebratist

Date

August 14, 2023 08:34 PM NZST

Description

Native Podocarp-broadleaved forest (remnant), at night.

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What

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Observer

dramirezmgv20

Date

April 22, 2020 09:05 PM EDT

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doyeonkim031

Date

July 6, 2022 05:04 PM KST

Description

Varicorbula yokoyamai Habe, 1949 from Taean, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

While single valves of this species are seldom found in the beach drift in Taean, I was fortunate enough to discover a pair once during high tide.
It was a surprise for me when I first found it in Taean as this species has been officially reported exclusively from Jeju Island

Collected, photographed by Doyeon Kim