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jeanro

Date

February 5, 2023 11:44 PM NZDT

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dr_robert

Date

November 13, 2022 05:34 PM NZDT

Description

Flying around and settling on sooty mould covered beech tree.

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butterfly4

Date

April 23, 2015 12:13 PM NZST

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butterfly4

Date

April 18, 2011 07:21 AM NZST

Description

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

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jesse_bythell

Date

April 24, 2015 01:06 PM NZST

Description

Female - found by Brian Patrick

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Date

November 17, 2023 01:27 AM NZDT

Description

A new moth, but unfortunately no better shots. This was restless for hours so tried to get something letting it out after I packed up. Naturally I got 1 second before it was long gone.

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butterfly4

Date

January 24, 2024 02:12 PM NZDT

Description

One adult active on rock face at roadend below Gondola terminal on sunny day

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Date

April 25, 2023 08:37 PM NZST

Description

new one

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jacog

Date

December 11, 2020 11:38 PM +13

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derek_onley

Date

December 28, 2014 07:06 AM NZDT

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butterfly4

Date

December 25, 2014 08:51 PM NZDT

Description

Diurnal in the summit herbfield of Mount Herbert, Banks Peninsula - its new northern distributional limit; 800-900m

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peter_sweetapple

Date

October 25, 2009 10:49 AM NZDT

Description

In sand dunes at Kaitorete Spit Canterbury. My info says it should not be this far south?

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Aphid Mummy Wasps (Subfamily Aphidiinae)

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jon_sullivan

Date

April 2, 2024 02:14 PM NZDT

Description

Ovipositing on senecio aphids (Aphis lugentis) feeding on Senecio skirrhodon (aphids are a separate observation).

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Tutu Green Spindle (Tatosoma lestevata)

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marleyi

Date

March 8, 2024 10:17 AM NZDT

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New Zealand Giraffe Weevil (Lasiorhynchus barbicornis)

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marleyi

Date

March 7, 2024 08:48 AM NZDT

Description

One individual.

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Frosted Phoenix (Titanomis sisyrota)

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pav_johnsson

Date

March 2, 2024 12:37 AM NZDT

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Auckland Rail (Lewinia muelleri)

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theylooklikeus

Date

February 2024

Description

Chick, taken with trail camera.

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Tall Western Groundsel (Senecio integerrimus)

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pelser

Date

July 3, 2023 12:35 PM PDT

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Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)

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samuelamaris

Date

February 2024

Description

Seen with Noah Fenwick (@noahfenwick ), Ben Ackerley (@benackerley ) and Christian Cosgrove (@kakarikinz )

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Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur)

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remi_bigonneau

Date

January 10, 2024 07:17 AM NZDT

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Little Owl (Athene noctua)

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benackerley

Date

December 31, 2023 10:22 AM NZDT

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Mites and Ticks (Subclass Acari)

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tyler_mcbeth

Date

January 4, 2024 05:21 PM NZDT

Description

On a stick insect

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South Island Lichen Moth (Ipana egregia)

Date

November 7, 2023 03:11 PM NZDT

Description

Quite a few of these around! Small group from a light I left at the Divide.

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Pimelea Dandy (Notoreas perornata)

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tyler_mcbeth

Date

November 30, 2023 12:48 PM NZDT

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Dunedin Owlet (Ichneutica fenwicki)

Date

October 11, 2023 10:59 AM NZDT

Description

In actual Dunedin! Night in Dunedin allowed for some mothing at Sullivans Dam. It was windy in exposed places, so set the lights up within the forest.

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Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

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jupal04

Date

October 6, 2023 04:33 PM +1345

Description

Wild Emus in the Chathams!

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Pitt Island Shag (Phalacrocorax featherstoni)

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jupal04

Date

October 4, 2023 01:18 PM +1345

Description

Nesting

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Date

October 1, 2023 12:37 PM NZDT

Description

The highlight of my night at Trotter's Gorge!!! Was delighted. A rare species I was hoping would turn up after I noted a prior record from Brian Patrick and I also found the host plant mountain carrot (Gingidia montana) growing in the area. Two of them actually came to light and were captured but I only got one photo of the underside of the second individual (last image) before accidentally setting it free prior to its photo session! Never mind, delighted with the first one!

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Bennett's Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus ssp. rufogriseus)

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stevepawson

Date

January 13, 2021 01:20 PM +13

Description

Dead floating in canal

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Streblus Owlet (Meterana octans)

Date

August 13, 2023 12:33 AM NZST

Description

X marks the spot! The highlight of the night was seeing this beautiful moth arrive 2.5 hours after the lights were turned on (lights on at 6 pm, moth arrived at about 8:30 pm). I didn't know they would be at this site and wasn't expecting them to be out at this time of year either. There must be some Streblus heterophyllus in the bush. Several photos of the moth and a few of my setup and the view at the end. Great spot! Yay!!! That is Meterana species number 22 for me (incl. the undescribed 'Urtica' one).

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New Zealand Looper (Epyaxa rosearia)

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davidanderson

Date

August 15, 2023 09:06 PM NZST

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Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans)

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dustinlamont

Date

August 15, 2023 08:55 AM NZST

Description

Observed (and just caught on the dashcam) a hawk nailing a pigeon that was sitting on the ground in this field — very lucky to see!

There's been a huge flock of pigeons in the field for a few months now, and often I see hawks hanging around... so stoked to see one in action though. I'm having some difficulty uploading a gif that demonstrates the behaviour a little more clearly.
Update: appears to have uploaded now, but it might take a minute to load fully before you can watch it — might work better if you view the image detail page.

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Jersey Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum)

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reinderw

Date

April 10, 2023 06:07 PM NZST

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Cotton Burnweed (Senecio quadridentatus)

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jupal04

Date

July 11, 2023 11:42 AM NZST

Description

Growing in rubble, 20+ individuals of NZ magpie moth feeding on the one plant. Surrounding senecio plants had no individuals. edit: no catepillars were found on immediate surrounding plants, 10-20m further down oxford terrace there were more plants with lots of individuals. This plant had the most individuals.

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Pingao (Ficinia spiralis)

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dustinlamont

Date

October 21, 2022 07:50 PM NZDT

Description

Rare patch holding on in foredunes dominated by Ammophila; several mature katipō located here in close proximity but nowhere else searched today

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Yareta (Azorella compacta)

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harrylurling

Date

April 15, 2000 06:27 PM NZST

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harrylurling

Date

January 26, 2019 03:43 PM NZDT

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Bounty Island Wētā (Ischyroplectron isolatum)

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robingrace

Date

November 11, 2022 04:41 PM NZDT

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Invisible Rail (Gallirallus wallacii)

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dbeadle

Date

October 2011

Description

Freshly dead adult Invisible Rail. Photographed at Foli, Halmahera, Indonesia on 18 October 2011. Detail of the head and bill. This unfortunate individual had been caught in a snare set out for scrubfowl just a day or so before we arrived at Foli. It was still in remarkably good condition considering the extreme humidity.

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Lesser Meadow Katydids (Genus Conocephalus)

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noahfenwick

Date

April 19, 2023 04:12 PM NZST

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Sky-blue Hairstreak (Pseudolycaena damo)

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trinchan

Date

September 9, 2022 01:43 PM CDT

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tomhorton

Date

November 27, 2019 01:15 PM MST

Description

Helias phalaenoides phalaenoides

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indianacristo

Date

July 13, 2017 10:09 AM HST

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Uncolored Clearwing-Satyr (Dulcedo polita)

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naturesebas

Date

June 10, 2014

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Broom Flash (Pseudocoremia melinata)

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dr_robert

Date

November 8, 2020 09:34 AM NZDT

Description

Larva on Carmichaelia australis, 1 Oct 2020, emerged 8 November.

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jtweed

Date

February 2020

Place

Otago, NZ (Google, OSM)

Description

Photos of the moth that emerged from a caterpillar collected from, and reared on, Carmichaelia petriei.

Edit: An undescribed, but known, species of Carmichaelia feeding moth in the genus Pasiphila.

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Spotted Shag (Phalacrocorax punctatus)

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noahfenwick

Date

March 12, 2023 07:45 PM NZDT

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jacobl

Date

November 26, 2022 10:30 AM NZDT

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Lycaena Butterflies (Genus Lycaena)

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kiwihobbit

Date

March 24, 2023 05:28 PM NZDT

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Cream-spotted Ichneumon (Echthromorpha intricatoria)

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possumsend

Date

March 20, 2022 11:51 AM NZDT

Description

A red admiral butterfly pupa failed to hatch, so I broke it open to discover a partially developed parasitic wasp.

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Castor Semi-Looper (Achaea janata)

Date

February 23, 2023 09:38 PM NZDT

Description

This big beauty really took me by surprise!!! Migrant or vagrant from Australia

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Trombidiform Mites (Order Trombidiformes)

Date

February 12, 2023 02:32 PM NZDT

Description

mites on pimelea. Have a little metallic shine

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danilo_hegg

Date

February 11, 2023 10:27 PM NZDT

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Great Giant Scale (Coelostomidia zealandica)

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bythepark

Date

January 19, 2023 11:40 AM NZDT

Description

On Great giant scale.

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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

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myctophidae

Date

August 27, 2021

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Date

January 6, 2023 01:48 PM NZDT

Description

Bright white hind wings with black lower margin. Type locality is Homer. Day flying moths near Gertrude Saddle / Black Lake

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New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae)

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paullecomte

Date

October 12, 2022 03:15 PM NZDT

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Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

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johnskilton

Date

January 17, 2023 11:39 AM NZDT

Description

2 adults, 2 juveniles first record of breeding at Travis Wetland

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Silver Beech (Nothofagus menziesii)

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papaceae

Date

January 2023

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Rakiura Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis ssp. lawryi)

Date

December 2022

Description

Female on Rakiura Track, around a hundred metres below the old saw mill between North Arm and Port William Huts

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Dunedin Owlet (Ichneutica fenwicki)

Date

October 22, 2022 09:46 PM NZDT

Description

Looks like a good match. Three nights at the Mamaku Sanctuary on Rakiura. Moths found on the predator-proof fence, in trhe forest, or drwan to UV kights placed on trhe fence overlooking the forest.

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Dunedin Owlet (Ichneutica fenwicki)

Date

October 22, 2022 10:01 PM NZDT

Description

Looks like a good match. Three nights at the Mamaku Sanctuary on Rakiura. Moths found on the predator-proof fence, in trhe forest, or drwan to UV kights placed on trhe fence overlooking the forest.

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Dunedin Owlet (Ichneutica fenwicki)

Date

October 18, 2022 09:51 PM NZDT

Description

Two nights at Rakeahua Hut on the southern circuit, central Stewart Island.

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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sdrov

Date

July 4, 2008 04:33 PM EDT

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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sdrov

Date

July 5, 2008 02:53 PM EDT

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New Zealand Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)

Date

March 14, 2021 11:20 AM NZDT

Description

the most bizarre thing on the entire trip

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Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

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cbeem

Date

October 14, 2022 01:32 PM NZDT

Description

These appeared in my back yard today!

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Common Pacific Reef Heron (Egretta sacra ssp. sacra)

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william-harland

Date

October 20, 2020 05:27 PM NZDT

Description

We witnessed what appeared to be two pairs having a confrontation.

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Fleshy Tree Orchid (Drymoanthus adversus)

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john_barkla

Date

January 2, 2014

Description

Epiphytic on cabbage tree. Seems to best match D. adversus rather than D. flavus.

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European Shag (Gulosus aristotelis)

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linz67

Date

February 14, 2015

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Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret)

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william-harland

Date

July 18, 2022 10:15 AM NZST

Description

I have made a separate sighting for the goldfinch.

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jupal04

Date

January 2, 2022 03:18 PM NZDT

Description

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New Zealand Forest Geckos (Genus Mokopirirakau)

Date

January 2022

Description

This species isn't on here, so we will go with the genus. Mokopirirakau “Okarito”
(broad-cheeked gecko)

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European Badger (Meles meles)

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mockingbird55

Date

April 2022

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Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)

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pjfisher

Date

November 29, 1984 02:06 PM NZDT

Description

Photo taken 29 Nov 1984. Nine month old royal albatross. Western side of Mt Honey.

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Green-and-Golden Bell Frog (Ranoidea aurea)

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hamishg

Date

December 26, 2011 02:04 AM NZDT

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New Zealand Rockwren (Xenicus gilviventris)

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robingrace

Date

March 30, 2022 02:03 PM NZDT

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Unarmed Stick-Insect (Acanthoxyla inermis)

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grahame

Date

April 26, 2022 10:15 AM NZST

Description

Hi folks,
This is an image that has been sent to me for a guess at id.
The thing that puzzles me is they say the body length is 16cm give or take a cm.
Someone I trust to get it right.
It's on a railway sleeper so does give some idea of size.
It's not our big dudes Argosarchus ?
To me it looks like Clitarchus hookeri, but they dont get that big ??
Any thoughts O knowledgeable ones ???

Edit :
The sleeper has been measured at 18cm.
So 15 or 16cm is still the measurement thought.
New better image added.

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Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)

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remi_bigonneau

Date

September 3, 2021 02:19 PM HST

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Soft-plumaged Petrel (Pterodroma mollis)

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oscarkokako

Date

March 25, 2022 09:55 AM +11

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Lycaena Butterflies (Genus Lycaena)

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joedillon

Date

April 10, 2022 03:02 PM NZST

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Date

April 2, 2022 12:25 AM NZDT

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Campbell Snipe (Coenocorypha aucklandica ssp. perseverance)

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georgiasteel

Date

January 2022

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Western Kermadec Petrel (Pterodroma neglecta ssp. neglecta)

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warrenchinn

Date

May 16, 2011 04:40 PM NZST

Description

Booby and Raoul Island in the back ground

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Kakapo (Strigops habroptila)

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oscarkokako

Date

March 2022

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Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

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draslik

Date

September 26, 2021 01:56 PM CEST

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North Island Glade Copper (Lycaena enysii)

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petemcgregor

Date

February 24, 2015

Description

On the edge of the car park roughly 5m from the river.

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Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)

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melinda1

Date

August 2017

Description

Habitat - Near a natural water source
How many? - 5 (2 adulta and 3 chicks)
Additional comments? - there were quite a few familes of cape barrens around on churchill island, various ages of the chicks. and they were clearly used to people being in close proximity. these guys walked right up behind me. were it not for the occasional honk i wouldnt have turned around to see them.
Nest present - No
Behavior - Bird with chicks

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Western Weka (Gallirallus australis ssp. australis)

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chrise

Date

March 2, 2022 09:57 AM NZDT

Description

Weka feeding on Coprosma dumosa fruit about 2 m above ground.

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pelser

Date

December 2020

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harrylurling

Date

February 15, 2022 03:44 PM NZDT

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New Zealand Giant Stick Insect (Argosarchus horridus)

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ssw-burlg

Date

March 9, 2019 05:55 PM NZDT

Description

An adult female large spiny stick insect. It's the longest insect in New Zealand

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Eastern Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena ssp. neoxena)

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grahame

Date

January 31, 2022

Description

The parents were busy feeding this hungry family.
A spider was a snack in the 2nd image.

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Starred Gecko (Naultinus stellatus)

Date

April 2021

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New Zealand Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae)

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ecoellis

Date

January 9, 2020 12:30 PM NZDT

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British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs ssp. gengleri)

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shaun-lee

Date

December 21, 2021 10:51 PM NZDT

Description

Rudely woken up by photographer

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Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

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lobotaniser

Date

January 19, 2007 10:45 AM NZDT

Description

Loneliest tree in the world.
pretty sure on the location.. happy to be corrected.
Also - I realist this isn't close enough for confirmation of ID, but...

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Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus)

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harshithjv

Date

October 17, 2015 09:41 AM IDT

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New Zealand Myrtle (Lophomyrtus obcordata)

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grahame

Date

December 18, 2021