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Name/Title
Samana falcatella. A medium sized moth. It is predominantly whitish in colour. The forewings are a pale brownish colour with a few dark brown lines.
Accession No
A99.652

Name/Title
Samana falcatella. A medium sized moth. It is predominantly whitish in colour. The forewings are a pale brownish colour with a few dark brown lines.
Accession No
A99.589

Name/Title
Three fragments of coral from a coral "tree".
Accession No
A98.778

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.777

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a long, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.776

Name/Title
A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

Name/Title
A Canadian beaver (Castor canadensis) mounted standing upright on a shaped piece of particle board.
Accession No
A97.709

A male huia (Heteralocha acutirostris) specimen mounted on a piece of wood together with a female specimen. It has a short stout bill and a wattle which has been painted orange.
Accession No
A97.600

A section of wood split in two to reveal the larval tunnel of the Puriri moth. The outer surfaces of the wood also show the soft patches on the bark: a tough silken web woven by a larva which covers a shallow chamber that the insect has excavated in the wood surface.
Accession No
A97.003

Name/Title
A faded Atlas moth specimen with pale cream and brown wings and has distinctive feathery antennae. The rear of the frame has a round hook for hanging and brown adhered tape border covering white mount card.
Accession No
A96.812

Name/Title
A large " Malaysian Tarantula " spider which is chestnut brown. It is mounted on a white piece of card within a deep black wooden frame with a clear glass cover. The sides of the interior are gold. " 588. Arachnidae / MALAYSIAN TARANTULA / [Japanese katakana characters]". " No 744 " is stamped on the lower edge on the reverse of the frame stamped on the lower edge. A triangular metal hook at the centre top allows for hanging. The rear of frame has a brown paper tape border sealing pale green card.
Accession No
A96.771

Name/Title
Mounted and framed male and female beetle: 'Allotopus moseri'. The beetles are a Grey brown colour. The male on the left has large mandibles for fighting other males. The male on the pronotum also has black spots. The female is smaller than the male and is more uniform in colour and pattern.
Accession No
A96.763

Name/Title
Mounted and framed group of 6 beetles: Callopistus castelnaudi; Protocerius colossus (Red Weevil); Odontolabis castelnaudi; Neocerambyx gigas (Golden Longhorn); Omocyrius jansoni (Egg Spot Longhorn); Catoxantha opulenta (Banded Jewel).
Accession No
A96.762

A mounted and framed group of six Stag-horned beetles. " Dicranocephalus adamsi / Okchon korea" is printed in black on a white adhered label beneath the beetles. The beetles are framed behind clear glass.
Accession No
A96.760

Name/Title
A group of three butterflies, mounted in a vertical line with a single pin, and framed in a wooden box. The butterflies have printed labels beneath them "Papilio ulysses / (Malaysia)", "Graphium androcles / (Celebes)" and "Morpho rhetinor / (Peru)". Top butterfly has vibrant metallic blue and dark brown colourings. Lower wings have a 'tear drop' like shape suspended from them. Middle butterfly is partially striped, brown and cream colourings with the lower wings extending outwards with long points. The lower butterfly has a vibrant metallic blue/purple colour to the wings. The framed box is secured by two hook and eyelets on the longer sides. Pale wood, with a whitewash appearance. "SYD / L30" is handwritten on an adhered label on the top right side of the frame and covered with selotape. The rear of the frame has hooks and string for hanging.
Accession No
A96.725

Name/Title
A Blue Duck / Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) mounted on a large grey, rounded piece of stone. Standing position with wings closed. It is predominantly grey in colouring with a dappled chestnut breast. The tip of the bill is black and the remainder is yellow.
Accession No
A96.714

A Northern blue penguin specimen (Eudytula minor) mounted on a piece of wood, looking downwards with wings slightly out-stretched.
Accession No
A96.642

An intact skeleton of an unidentified species of Shearwater. The wing bones and legs are extended. The neck is broken and only attached by a very thin piece of skin. " Turangi / 4-1-80" is marked faintly on the ribcage. There is indecipherable writing on the other side of the ribcage
Accession No
A96.575

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil with a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut with three 'eyes' at one end - small point at this end.2.5cm crack extends from one of the eyes along the length of the body.
Accession No
A96.380

Name/Title
A Cocos zeylandica fossil. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment (quite pointed at this end).
Accession No
A96.378

Name/Title
A coconut fossil (Cocos zeylandica). It is a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, fossil coconut - basically tear-drop in shape. There is a larger hole near the top end with four tiny holes near the base and a large crack extending from the top down one side - almost to the base. Remnant matter at one end.
Accession No
A96.375

Name/Title
A relatively small fossilised crab (tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The upperside of crab is visible - smooth, evenly rounded, but somewhat flattened back to its carapace - fine raised dots all over the surface. Parts of the legs have broken away - presumably with other half of concretion. Both chelae are hidden under concretion.
Accession No
A96.367

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, amorphous, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A96.313

Name/Title
Large disc of grey coloured whale vertebre. Unknown species. One one side is a hollow where the front bone structure has come away. It has a reddish colour to it and a slight accumulation of dirt. The other side is flat. There is cracking around the edges from age and it bone is porous.
Accession No
A94.045

Name/Title
Swordfish eye with a hole in the reverse. A paper label attached directly on the eye reads "Eye of swordfish caught at Russell, N.Z., 1936".
Accession No
A92.980
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