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Sitana fusca

Kelaart, Edward Fred 1854 Catalogue of reptiles collected in Ceylon. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 2 13: 137-140. Cuvier, G. J. L. N. F. D. 1829 Le Regne Animal Distribue dapres son Organisation, pour servir de base à lHistoire naturelle des Animaux et di ...

Sitana schleichi

Anders C, Kastle W 2002. In: Schleich HH, Kastle W editors 2002. Amphibians and Reptiles of Nepal. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag Kommanditgesellsch. 1.200 pp. ISBN 978-3904144797. Sitana schleichi, new species. Schleich, Hans Hermann, Kastle, Werner 1998 ...

Sitana sivalensis

Kelaart, Edward Fred 1854 Catalogue of reptiles collected in Ceylon. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 2 13: 137-140. Schleich & Kastle, 1998: Sitana fusca spec. nov., a further species from the Sitana sivalensis- complex. Contributions to the herpetology of ...

Stigmella fibigeri

Stigmella fibigeri is a moth of the family Nepticulidae. It was described by Puplesis and Diskus in 2003. It is endemic to Nepal where it is found on elevation of 2.950 metres.

Mordellistena hollandica

Mordellistena hollandica is a species of beetle in the genus Mordellistena of the family Mordellidae, part of the superfamily Tenebrionoidea. It was described in 1966 by Ermisch.

Mordellistena nanuloides

Mordellistena nanuloides is a species of beetle in the genus Mordellistena of the family Mordellidae, which is part of the superfamily Tenebrionoidea. It was discovered in 1967.

Acanthoxyla prasina

Acanthoxyla prasina or prickly stick insect is a stick insect in the order Phasmatodea and the family Phasmatidae. It is found throughout New Zealand, although it is less frequently reported than "common" stick insect species. It has a thorny ski ...

Acroaspis decorosa

Acroaspis decorsa was first described in 1894 as Epeira decorosa by Arthur Urquhart. This species was later moved to the Eriophora genus by Ray Forster in 1988. The species was moved again in 2010 to the Acroaspis genus.

Acrocercops panacicorticis

Acrocercops panacicorticis is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from New Zealand. The wingspan is 7-8 mm. The larvae feed on Nothopanax is. They mine the stem of their host plant. Mine is a simple gallery throughout, gradually incr ...

Actenonyx bembidioides

Actenonyx is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae. At present only species in this genus is Actenonyx bembidioides. However it has been suggested that a taxonomic revision of this genus is needed as there are two species that await descript ...

Adeixis griseata

This species was first described by George Vernon Hudson in 1903 from a specimen collected by Alfred Philpott at Seaward Moss in Southland. There was some debate between taxonomists as to whether this species was distinct from the Australian spec ...

Agrotis innominata

Agrotis innominata is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in the coastal regions of New Zealand and is the only Agrotis species that is endemic to New Zealand. It was described by George Hudson. The wingspan is 36-39 mm for mal ...

Aletia cuneata

The species was first described by Alfred Philpott in 1916 from specimens obtained at Ben Lomond and Macetown. The genus level classification of New Zealand endemic moths within the genus Aletia is regarded as unsatisfactory and is under revision ...

Aletia dentata

The species was first described by Alfred Philpott in 1923. George Hudson in The Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand treated A. dentata as a synonym of Aletia cuneata. Philpott argued against this. Philpott was of the opinion that A. dentata was ...

Aletia fibriata

Aletia fibriata is a moth in the family Noctuidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. Specimens of this moth were first collected by Frederick Giles Gibbs. Adults frequent alpine areas at about 4.500 feet and are on the wing in December. The species w ...

Alpinacris crassicauda

Alpinacris crassicauda is a species of grasshopper only known from West Coast Region and Tasman Region, New Zealand. The genus Alpinacris is endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. A. crassicauda was described in 1967 by Robert Sidney Bigelow ...

Alpinacris tumidicauda

Alpinacris tumidicauda is a species of grasshopper only known from Otago and Southland, New Zealand. The genus Alpinacris is endemic to the South Island of New Zealand. A. tumidicauda was described in 1967 by Robert Sidney Bigelow, with a type lo ...

Amblyptilia epotis

Amblyptilia epotis is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This species was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1905 and named Platyptilia epotis. The wingspan is about 25 mm 0.98 V. the Head is white and the palpi a ...

Amblyptilia falcatalis

Amblyptilia falcatalis, the brown plume moth, is a species of moth of the family Pterophoridae that is found in New Zealand. Moths host plant stricta Hebe salicifolia, commonly known as koromiko. Amblyptilia falcatalis grows to size 25 mm 0.98 V.

Amblyptilia heliastis

Amblyptilia heliastis is a moth of the family Pterophoridae that is found in New Zealand. It was described by Edward Meyrick in 1885. The larvae feed on species of Hebe.

Amphipsalta zelandica

The chorus cicada, Amphipsalta zelandica, is the most common species of cicada in New Zealand, where it is endemic and found in most areas. They typically live in forests and areas with open bush, where their left-over nymph skins can be seen on ...

Amychus granulatus

Adult A. granulatus can be distinguished from other Amychus species by its wide and spreading prothorax and small round nodules on its elytra. Its size ranges from 16–22.5 mm. It has a flattened body shape and small vestigial wings. Click beetles ...

Amychus manawatawhi

Amychus manawatawhi, commonly known as the Three Kings click beetle, is a large flightless click beetle in the family Elateridae, found only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand.

Anisoplaca fraxinea

Anisoplaca fraxinea is a species of moth in the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1928. It is found in New Zealand. The wingspan is 19-21 mm. In forewings whitish-ochreous, densely irrorated with brownish-buff and strigul ...

Anoteropsis cantuaria

Anoteropsis cantuaria was described by arachnologist Cor Vink in 2002. He named the species cantuaria after the New Zealand province of Canterbury, the only place it occurs. The male and female holotype and allotype were collected by Vink in Pric ...

Anoteropsis forsteri

Anoteropsis forsteri is very similar to A. litoralis which occupies similar habitat, but can be distinguished by morphological features of their reproductive organs.

Anoteropsis hilaris

Anoteropsis hilaris was first described three times in 1877 by Ludwig Carl Christian Koch in the same paper as Lycosa hilaris, Lycosa umbrata and Pardosa vicaria. In the same year, Peter Goyen described Lycosa virgata and Lycosa taylori. In 1899, ...

Anoteropsis litoralis

Anoteropsis litoralis can be distinguished from other species of Anoteropsis by its yellow dorsal surface with black markings and several unique features in the male and female reproductive organs.

Aoraia aspina

Aoraia aspina is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994 from specimens collected in the Tasman, Otago and Southland districts. It is endemic to New Zealand. Wingspan-46-53 mm for males. Females bra ...

Aoraia aurimaculata

Aoraia aurimaculata is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1914 from a specimen collected at The Hermitage, Mount Cook by F. S. Oliver. This holotype specimen is now lost. A. aurimaculata is endemic ...

Aoraia enysii

Aoraia enysii, also known as the forest ghost moth is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This is the only species of the genus Aoraia that can be found in the North as well as the South Island. This species ...

Aoraia flavida

Aoraia flavida is a species of moth from the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This species was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994 from specimens obtained near Gem Lake in the Umbrella Mountains in Southland and collected by B. H ...

Aoraia insularis

Aoraia insularis, also known as the Rakiura ghost moth, is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand and is found on only on Stewart Island and Steward Islands surrounding smaller islands. It was described by John S ...

Aoraia lenis

Aoraia lenis is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994. Wingspan 62-73 mm for males. Females brachypterous. Pattern color, the front wings are ash-white with smoky-bro ...

Aoraia macropis

Aoraia macropis is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand and is found in the mountains of southern Central Otago. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994. The wingspan of 38-45 mm for males. Forewing main co ...

Aoraia orientalis

Aoraia orientalis is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand and is found in eastern Central Otago. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994. The wingspan is 45-55 mm for men and 48-56 mm for females. The front ...

Aoraia rufivena

Aoraia rufivena, the rufous-veined aoraia, is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. A. rufivena was described by John S. Dugdale in 1994. Wingspan-60-74 mm for males. Front fender primary color light and dark b ...

Apoctena clarkei

Apoctena clarkei is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in New Zealand, where it is only found on the North Island. The larvae feed on species of Sticherus.

Apoctena flavescens

Apoctena flavescens is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in New Zealand, where it is found on both the North and South islands. Larvae polyphagous.

Apoctena orthocopa

This species was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1924 and named Tortrix orthocopa. The specimens used by Meyrick were collected by George Hudson in Wellington in January.

Apoctena tigris

Apoctena tigris is a species of moth in the family Tortricidae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it is found on both the North and South islands. The wingspan is about 22 mm. In forewings whitish-buff mixed with brown and dark brown markings. ...

Aponotoreas dissimilis

This species was first described by Alfred Philpott in 1914 under the name Venusia dissimilis using material collected by Merlin Owen Pasco. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotoreas and included A. dissimilis within it.

Aponotoreas incompta

This species was first described by Alfred Philpott in 1918 under the name Notoreas incompta. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotoreas and included A. incompta within it.

Aponotoreas insignis

This species was first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1877. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotoreas and included A. insignis within it.

Aponotoreas orphnaea

This species was first described by Edward Meyrick in 1883 as Pasithea orphnaea. Meyrick collected the type specimen of A. orphnaea in January of that year near the summit of Ben Lomond at 1700 metres. This moth subsequently became known as Notor ...

Aponotoreas synclinalis

This species was first described by George Vernon Hudson in 1903 as Notoreas synclinalis from a type specimen discovered by Alfred Philpott at Seaward Moss near Invercargill on 4 January 1900. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotorea ...

Aponotoreas villosa

This species was first described by Alfred Philpott as Notoreas villosa in 1917. In 1986 R. C. Craw described the new genus Aponotoreas and included A. villosa within it.

Archichauliodes diversus

Archichauliodes diversus is an insect in the subfamily Chauliodinae - the fishflies, though it is often referred to as The New Zealand Dobsonfly ", despite not being a true dobsonfly. In its larval form It is commonly known by the name toe-biter, ...

Archiminolia diplax

The diameter of the shell is up to 11 mm in width. The shell is white in appearance, is moderately thick, and is wider than it is high. This species is regarded as being distinctive in appearance as it has suprasutural angulation on the spire who ...