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What

Currant clearwing Synanthedon tipuliformis

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steve_kerr

Date

December 11, 2017 08:23 AM NZDT

Description

size 11.5 mm (excluding antennae)

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steve_kerr

Date

December 11, 2017 08:40 AM NZDT

Description

large numbers along rutted jeep trail leading up to McPhees Rock

NOTE: unusual wing with discal cell open into cell M2 (ie., broken m-m crossvein) on left wing, but not the right.

altitude 1100 - 1300 m

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steve_kerr

Date

December 11, 2017 09:10 AM NZDT

Description

Two specimens
shots 1-4: 8.5 mm
shots 5-7: 9 mm

This observation links to previous posting two days ago.

Numerous specimens seen along narrow, rutted jeep trail going up to McPhees Rock. Altitude 1100 to 1200 m.

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What

Sweat Bees Family Halictidae

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

June 19, 2012 03:10 AM NZST

Description

Halictidae: Augochlora pura ? Metallic Sweat Bee (NC)

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steve_kerr

Date

December 4, 2017 08:23 PM NZDT

Description

shot #1 male
shot #2 female

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steve_kerr

Date

December 9, 2017 02:10 PM NZDT

Description

Empididae: Hilarini: Hilara sp. ?

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steve_kerr

Date

December 4, 2017 07:06 PM NZDT

Description

Tortricidae: Ctenopseustis obliquana or Ctenopseustis fraterna

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:15 AM NZDT

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:52 AM NZDT

Description

Many along rutted jeep trail going up to McPhees Rock

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What

yellow map lichen Rhizocarpon geographicum

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:40 AM NZDT

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:35 AM NZDT

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What

Alpine Clubmoss Lycopodium fastigiatum

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:19 AM NZDT

Description

Janet Ledingham (my guide up to McPhees Rock) told me what this is, but ......

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:37 AM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Apiaceae: Aciphylla sp.

a miniature form, only 10 inches tall

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What

Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:48 AM NZDT

Description

growing on side of McPhees Rock

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What

Robber Flies Family Asilidae

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:56 AM NZDT

Description

Genus "Neoitamus" with tachinid prey

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:24 AM NZDT

Description

Asilidae: Saropogon cf. discus.

Matches descriptions for S. discus on most (but not all) points.

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 09:42 AM NZDT

Description

possible Cryptaranea

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:13 AM NZDT

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:08 AM NZDT

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 12:23 PM NZDT

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:51 AM NZDT

Description

Noctuidae: Graphania paracausta (dead, male)

with thanks to Brian Patrick for ID

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 12:36 PM NZDT

Description

Crambidae: Tauroscopa gorgopis

with thanks to Brian Patrick for provisional ID

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:47 AM NZDT

Description

Geometridae: Larentiinae: Dasyuris callicrena

with thanks to Brian Patrick for ID

(poor image quality ... shot from a distance)

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 12:55 PM NZDT

Description

Geometridae: Larentiinae: Dasyuris anceps

with thanks to Brian Patrick for ID

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What

Mountain Daisies Genus Celmisia

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 12:21 PM NZDT

Description

McPhees Rock and alpine garden at its base

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What

Snow tussock Genus Chionochloa

Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:14 AM NZDT

Description

near the top, close to McPhees Rock and looking back over the Loganburn Dam

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steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 11:20 AM NZDT

Description

Acrididae: Phaulacridium marginale ?

near the top, close to McPhees Rock

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Observer

steve_kerr

Date

December 8, 2017 10:32 AM NZDT

Description

Acrididae: Phaulacridium marginale ?

near the top, close to McPhees Rock

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steve_kerr

Date

December 3, 2017 02:26 PM NZDT

Description

Colletidae: Hylaeus relegatus or H. agilis

7.5 mm, female

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steve_kerr

Date

December 5, 2017 05:41 PM NZDT
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