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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
Pseudocoremia productata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled patterned with browns. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.999

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia foxi. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a chocolate brown colour. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.998

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia foxi. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a chocolate brown colour. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.997

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia leucelaea. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with medium browns through to whites.
Accession No
A99.996

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia leucelaea. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with medium browns through to whites.
Accession No
A99.995

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia indistincta. A small sized moth. The forewings are mottled with light -medium browns.
Accession No
A99.994

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia indistincta. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with light -medium browns.
Accession No
A99.993

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines near the outer edge.
Accession No
A99.992

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown-grey colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines near the outer edge.
Accession No
A99.991

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines.
Accession No
A99.990

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fascialata. A large sized moth. The forewings are a variable pattern of dark and light brown. The antennae are feathery.
Accession No
A99.989

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fascialata. A large sized moth. The forewings are a variable pattern of dark and light brown. The antennae are feathery.
Accession No
A99.988

Name/Title
Ischalis variabilis. A large sized moth. It is a yellow colour with brown wavy lines.
Accession No
A99.987

Name/Title
Ischalis variabilis. A large sized moth. It is a yellow colour with brown wavy lines.
Accession No
A99.986

Name/Title
Ischalis nelsonaria. A large sized moth. It is a bright orange colour. The forewings are brighter than the hindwings.
Accession No
A99.985

Name/Title
Ischalis nelsonaria. A large sized moth. It is a dark brown and orange-brown colour. There is a line that runs through the fore and hindwings.
Accession No
A99.984

Name/Title
Ischalis gallaria. A small sized moth. It is a medium brown in colour with a faint line in both fore and hindwings.
Accession No
A99.983

Name/Title
Ischalis gallaria. A small sized moth. It is a medium brown in colour with darker brown-red line on both fore and hindwings.
Accession No
A99.982

Name/Title
Ischalis gallaria. A small sized moth.It is a light brown colour with a reddish line on forewing and a brown and red spot.
Accession No
A99.981

Name/Title
Ischalis gallaria. A small sized moth.It is a light brown colour with a reddish line on forewing and a black spot.
Accession No
A99.980
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