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Name/Title
Forficula auricularia (Earwig). A small black and brown insects. It has long tail nippers.
Accession No
A100.184

Cordyceps robertsii fungus on a Porina caterpillar. The fungus overtake the caterpillars leaving a dried brown caterpillar shape with a long tail.
Accession No
A100.197

Name/Title
Teleogryllus commodus (Cricket). A medium sized cricket. It is a dark brown colour. The wings are folded over the back. The hind legs covered in spines.
Accession No
A100.199

Name/Title
Hemideina crassidens. A female tree weta. It is a reddish brown colour. Robust body. The hind legs have large spines.
Accession No
A100.212

Name/Title
Amphipsalta cingulata. A large cicada. It is black with red/orange markings.
Accession No
A100.423

A dried inflated bilobed swim bladder from a porcupine fish species. It is a golden colour with darker markings. The bladder is hollow and light.
Accession No
A100.553

Name/Title
A small fragment of dried Moa skin. It is irregular shaped and a light brown colour.
Accession No
A100.645

Name/Title
A small fragment of andesite that is flat on the bottom and rounded on top. The rock is a pinkish colour with flecks of white and black rock. It has a glittery appearance.
Accession No
A100.661

Name/Title
A half rounded rock broken in half. The internal cavity is lined with purple quartz crystals.
Accession No
A100.715

Name/Title
A irregular shaped piece of Obsidian. It it black and some parts are shinny.
Accession No
A100.719

Name/Title
A small fragment of pyrite with gold. It has a metallic lustre.
Accession No
A100.788

Name/Title
A fragment of amethyst (purple quartz). The larger rocks on the top have a purple colouration.
Accession No
A100.811

Name/Title
A small cluster of white quartz crystals.
Accession No
A100.827

Name/Title
A small irregular shaped mineral. It is a cobalt blue colour and is likely to be copper ore.
Accession No
A100.834

Name/Title
A small irregular shaped volcanic rock. It has a porous texture suggesting gas bubbles from when it was lava.
Accession No
A100.854

Name/Title
Southern Tree Weta Hemideina cracidens. Female weta from Lake Wairarapa. Collected by Peter Peckham on 5 January 1988.
Accession No
A102.296

Name/Title
Northern Tree Weta Hemideina thoracica. Male weta from Bedford Road, Inglewood. Collected on 23 April 1961.
Accession No
A102.297

Name/Title
Cave Weta Gymnoplectron edwardsii. Female cave weta from Taranaki.
Accession No
A102.298

Name/Title
Cave Weta Gymnoplectron edwardsii. Male cave weta from Taranaki.
Accession No
A102.299

Mahoenui Giant Weta Deinacrida "mahoenui". Female giant weta from the Wellington zoo.
Accession No
A102.300

Also known as Helm's Butterfly. Dodonidia helmsii. Brown and orange butterfly with dark spots on the wings.
Accession No
A102.356

Also known as Helm's Butterfly. Dodonidia helmsii. Brown and orange butterfly with dark spots on the wings.
Accession No
A102.357

Also known as Helm's Butterfly. Dodonidia helmsii. Brown and orange butterfly with dark spots on the wings.
Accession No
A102.358

Also known as Helm's Butterfly. Dodonidia helmsii. Specimen is pinned upside-down. Brown, white and orange stripes with spots.
Accession No
A102.359

Vegetable caterpillar. Cordyceps robertsii. Wooden body in the shape of a caterpillar with three wooden shoots emerging out through the top.
Accession No
A102.360
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