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Name/Title
A mounted ruru (morepork) with wings extended and perched on end of a length of wood. The bird is predominantly light brown and the upper wing area has scattered white spots on it. The longer feathers on the wing are also dotted with white however when the wing is extended it gives the effect of stripes. The feathers around the neck and lower back are in poor condition and appear to have been plucked The wood is mounted on a piece of wood with bevelled edges. There are two plaques attached to the wood. The first is an attribution plaque that states " DONATED TO / OTAKEHO SCHOOL / BY MR & MRS P.C. VERBEET " and the second plaque is a Wildlife Service identification number.
Accession No
TM2003.232

Name/Title
A " Bird Eating " spider mounted in a wooden frame on a red felt background with legs extended. The frame is missing the glass and is covered with a clear plastic sheet secured with masking tape. The rear of the frame has a metal chain for hanging. " BIRD EATING SPIDER / South America / A PRODUCT BY / EXOTIC NATURE DISPLAYS " is written on a label on the reverse along with a picture of a black and white butterfly.
Accession No
TM2002.535

Name/Title
Part of a moa tarsometatarsus (leg bone) encased in papa. The bone is brown and the majority of it has broken off. The end of the tarsometatarsus where the claws attach is still intact.
Accession No
TM1998.139

A golden orbweb spider (Nephila edulis) found in Merrilands in 2013. The spider has a white abdomen which is translucent, and a darker cephalothorax. When the spider was alive the cephalothorax was black with a white pattern. The legs are golden in colour. The spider is floating in preserving liquid on its back.
Accession No
PA2014.093

Name/Title
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
Accession No
PA2004.199

Name/Title
Scopula rubraria. A small sized moth. It is a light brown colour with wavy bands around the outer edges of the fore and hind wings.
Accession No
A99.842

Name/Title
Xanthorhoe semifissata. A small sized moth. The forewings are strongly banded with dark and light brown.
Accession No
A99.841

Name/Title
Xanthorhoe semifissata. A small sized moth. The forewings are strongly banded with dark and light brown.
Accession No
A99.840

Name/Title
Tatosoma transitaria. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown in colour. The forewings have a faint mottled appearance. Abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.839

Name/Title
Tatosoma transitaria. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown in colour. The forewings have a faint mottled appearance.
Accession No
A99.838

Name/Title
Tatosoma tipulata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are green with a mottled appearance. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.837

Name/Title
Tatosoma tipulata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are green with a mottled appearance. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.836

Name/Title
Tatosoma lestevata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a bright green colour with black wavy lines. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.835

Name/Title
Tatosoma lestevata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a bright green colour with black wavy lines. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.834

Name/Title
Tatosoma apicipallida. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled in appearance with browns and yellows. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.833

Name/Title
Tatosoma apicipallida. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled in appearance with browns and yellows. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.832

Name/Title
Tatosoma apicipallida. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled in appearance with browns and yellows.
Accession No
A99.831

Name/Title
Tatosoma apicipallida. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled in appearance with browns and yellows.
Accession No
A99.830

Name/Title
Tatosoma alta. A medium sized moth. It is light to medium brown in colour. The forewings have a mottled appearance. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.829

Name/Title
Tatosoma alta. A medium sized moth. It is light to medium brown in colour. The forewings have a few lines on them . The abdomen is long.
Accession No
A99.828

Name/Title
Poecilasthena pulchraria. A small sized moth. It is a light greyish colour with fine grey wavy lines on the fore and hind wings.
Accession No
A99.827

Name/Title
Poecilasthena pulchraria. A small sized moth. It is a light greyish colour with fine grey wavy lines on the fore and hind wings.
Accession No
A99.826

Name/Title
Phrissogonus laticostatus. A small sized moth. It is greyish in colour with wavy bands on the forewing.
Accession No
A99.825

Name/Title
Phrissogonus laticostatus. A small sized moth. It is a medium to light brown in colour. On the top edge of the forewings close to the body is a small tuff of fur. The hindwings are pale brown with a grey patch.
Accession No
A99.824

Name/Title
Pasiphila vieta. A small sized moth. It is a medium brown in colour
Accession No
A99.823
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