Tiny insect spotted on papers on indoors. Scale: Printed text is 1.0mm high.
Doesn't look like an aphid. Very active walker. Wrong shape for book louse.
Commonly, but erroneously, called the NZ Hibiscus, it does bear a similar flower.
Small wasp, about half the size of an Asian paper wasp and seems to be related to this type of wasp.
Banding on abdomen: one yellow anterior, large black, 4 yellow posterior seems possibly diagnostic.
Overall length c.10mm
Cannot find this one on Landcare's moth site. ID please. Wingspan of 11-12mm, under wing pale greyish with a few faint darker lines. Upper wing with distinctive [hopefully diagnostic] deep brown longitudinal marking with gold edging otherwise fairly plain but lightly freckled in shades of paler brown, outer wing lightly ribbed. Length not including antennae 10 mm. Body and thorax quite slim.
Deceased fruit fly which has apparently been attacked by a fungus.
Or is it? Not some exotic sp with fluffy striped body I trust.
Fly is approx 2mm in length.
Thickset, with long 'furry' scales and distinctive comma on the upper wing. Female.
Larger than a blowfly and often considerably bolder, this one quite happy to pose for closeups.
Notably striped on the thorax which doesn't show well in my pics.
I was thinking along the lines of large Tachinids but now have second thought.
Not particularly common in Travers Valley, less so with elevation.
This one corticolous. Typified by the abundant coralloid branches. Low on a beech tree.
Common form with hastate leaves.
Seed head on hook grass.
Unsure of sp, but it's the common one in Travers Valley
Small colonies of trees lakeside. Pretty sparse.
Divaricating non-directional lobes,
Leafless broom shrub c 1m high, this one with some cankers and no signs of fl or pods. Branches terete, finely grooved.
Seems to key to this sp. !?
With seed capsules
Seems to have too many rows [6-7] of bracts to be L fastigiatum
Attractive golden jelly. Not obviously associated to any higher plant. Rock seepage habitat.
Forms loose mats. Leaves semi-succulent, obovate, glabrous, faintly notched. Flower stipes with numerous bracts. End of flowering season.
Florets red, barbs very short, stipe glabrous, leaflets only 3-5, glaucous, simply serrate, not deeply incised, margins reddish.
Very dark stemmed and dwarf height. That may only be due to elevation 100m short of Travers Saddle.
Is this Senecio lyallii?
Flower overexposed sorry.
Branch tips more floret-like than eximia, but forms similar 'vege sheep' clumps on scree.
Number of scales on stipe much decreased and are longer and skinnier than than P vestitum.
Pinnae more compact, foliage lighter green, alpine situ.
Leaf bud with diagnostic sinus 2nd pic.
Seems to key closest to O virgata var implicita which has capitulum of only 2-3 florets as this specimen has.
Shrub to 1.5m with orbicular leaves, heavily floccose beneath and Compositae fl.
This sp was not present in Cupola Basin, just one valley to N. on same range.
Principal difference from O odorata the next closest involved capitula with 20-40 florets.
A few cedars in a very small zone near mouth of Cupola Valley, Nelson Lakes NP. Nice to see huge mature specimens as well as this trackside juvenile.
About 60mm across. Cap surface with slightly raised darker spots, gills white, collared.
Agaricus bambusae or similar ???
Multiple tiny fruiting bodies bright red.
Spindles with fine squamules.
The cordate leaves are most likely C confusus [was Corybas 'round leaf' aka Nematoceras 'round leaf'].
C confusus is usually found at elevated sites and is known from the St Arnaud Range.
However specific ID is not possible without the flowers.