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Cryptic skink

As of 2012 the Department of Conservation DOC classified the cryptic skink as At Risk under the New Zealand Threat Classification System. It was judged as meeting the criteria for At Risk threat status as a result of it having a low to high ongoi ...

Ctenognathus

Ctenognathus is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae. This genus is endemic to New Zealand. It was first described by Leon Fairmaire in 1843. It contains the following species: Ctenognathus helmsi Sharp, 1881. Ctenognathus xanthomelas Broun ...

Culiseta novaezealandiae

Culiseta novaezealandiae is a species of mosquito. It is endemic to New Zealand. It is found in Southland and Otago. This species was first described by J. S. Pillai in 1966 using specimens collected at Tahakopa. The habitat of this species in it ...

Declana egregia

Declana egregia, commonly called the South Island lichen moth or zebra lichen moth, is a moth in the family Geometridae, endemic to New Zealand. This species was first described by entomologists Baron Cajetan von Felder and Alois Friedrich Rogenh ...

Deinacrida elegans

Deinacrida elegans is a species of weta, one of New Zealand’s largest terrestrial invertebrates. The genus Deinacrida comprises a diverse group of 11 species of weta, with D. elegans being one of the seven species that lives in the South Island. ...

Didymus metrosideri

Didymus metrosideri is an endemic weevil from the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand. This species was discovered by W. L. Wallace during the 1908 Kermedec Islands expedition.

Diloma aethiops

Diloma aethiops, whose common names include scorched monodont, spotted black topshell, and in the Maori language pūpū, pūpū-mai, or māihi is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Trochidae, subfamily Monodontinae.

Dioxycanus oreas

Dioxycanus oreas is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. It was first described by George Vernon Hudson in 1920. The species was discovered by Averil Lysaght. Wingspan 32-40 mm for males and 42-50 mm for femal ...

Discothyrea antarctica

Discothyrea antarctica is a species of ant in the genus Discothyrea and is endemic to New Zealand. It is found in native forests throughout the country.

Dolomedes schauinslandi

Dolomedes schauinslandi or the Rangatira spider is a large spider of the family Pisauridae. It is only found on South East Island, Houruakopara and Mangere Islands in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. It is one of New Zealands largest and rarest ...

Dumbletonius unimaculata

Dumbletonius unimaculata is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. This species is host to the vegetable caterpillar fungus Ophiocordyceps robertsii.

Duvaliomimus

The genus contains the following species: Duvaliomimus chrystallae Townsend, 2010. Duvaliomimus taieriensis Townsend, 2010. Duvaliomimus walkeri Broun, 1903. Duvaliomimus obscurus Townsend, 2010. Duvaliomimus orientalis Giachino, 2005. Duvaliomim ...

Edpercivalia

Edpercivalia is a genus of insects known as Caddisflies in the family Hydrobiosidae. This genus is endemic to New Zealand. The genus contains the following species: Edpercivalia maxima. (Edpercivalia Максима) Edpercivalia smithi. Edpercivalia dug ...

Elachista hookeri

Elachista hookeri is a moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1971. It is found in New Zealand, where it has been recorded from the Auckland Islands. View of brachypterous males and females.

Elachista laquaeorum

Elachista laquaeorum is a species of moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1971. It is found on the Snares Islands south of New Zealand. The wingspan is 6.4 and 6.6 mm. the Ground colour of forewings pale yellow, ...

Elachista napaea

Elachista napaea is a moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by Philpott in 1930. It is found in New Zealand. The wingspan is 9-10 mm. Head and thorax grey. On fore wings whitish gray with a few different Buffy and blackish scales. The ...

Elachista pumila

Elachista pumila is a species of moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by John S. Dugdale in 1971. This species is endemic to New Zealand, and can be found on Auckland Island.

Elachista sagittifera

Elachista sagittifera is a moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by Philpott in 1927. It is found in New Zealand. A wingspan of about 11.5 mm. In forewings white, base of Costa to one-sixth narrowly dusky. There are whitish-buff strip ...

Elachista watti

Elachista watti is a moth in the family Elachistidae. It was described by Philpott in 1924. It is found in New Zealand. The wingspan of 7-8.5 mm. On the front wings are metallic white with a brown linear spot three times lower fifth and middle br ...

Epichorista emphanes

Epichorista emphanes, the beech leafroller, is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in New Zealand. Wingspan is about 14 mm. Adult females vary greatly in appearance. Larvae have been recorded feeding on Nothofagus solandri.

Epiphryne undosata

Hudson described the species as follows: Extension of the wings barely an inch. All the wings arc pale yellow with a variable number of thin, uneven red-brown transverse lines, which are usually most pronounced in the direction of the theremin. F ...

Epiphthora nivea

Epiphthora nivea is a moth of the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Philpott in 1930. It is found in New Zealand, where it has only been recorded from the Waitakere Ranges. The larvae feed on Collospermum hastatum.

Erebiola butleri

Erebiola butleri, or Butlers ringlet, is an elusive New Zealand endemic butterfly, discovered in 1879 by John D Enys at the alpine pass at the head of the Rakaia River. It is the only member of the genus Erebiola. Erebiola is derived from Erebus, ...

Eudonia albafascicula

Eudonia albafascicula is a moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by John Tenison Salmon in 1956. It is endemic to New Zealand, and can be found on Antipodes Island.

Eudonia feredayi

Eudonia feredayi is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Henry Guard Knaggs in 1867. This species is endemic to New Zealand. The wingspan is 18-21 mm. In elytra reddish-ochreous, sprinkled irrorated with dark reddish-brown. The fir ...

Eudonia gressitti

Eudonia gressitti is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Eugene G. Munroe in 1964. This species is endemic to New Zealand, where it has been recorded from the Campbell Islands.

Eudonia oculata

Eudonia oculata is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Alfred Philpott in 1927. This species is endemic to New Zealand. The wingspan is 19-22 mm. Butterfly pale lilac-brown, with blackish reniform spot. On hind wings brown-grey. A ...

Eudonia pongalis

Eudonia pongalis is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Cajetan Felder, Rudolf Felder and Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer in 1875. It is endemic to New Zealand. A wingspan of 15-19 mm. In forewings whitish-grey, slightly tinged with bu ...

Eudonia rakaiensis

This species was described by Henry Guard Knaggs in 1867 and named Scoparia rakaiensis. John S. Dugdale assigned this species to the genus Eudonia in 1988. However he misspelt the specific epithet as rakaiaensis instead of the correct rakaiensis.

Eudonia trivirgatus

Eudonia trivirgatus is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was first described by Cajetan Felder, Rudolf Felder and Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer in 1875 as Crambus trivirgatus. It is endemic to New Zealand. The wingspan is 16-23 mm. In forewings whi ...

Eutorna inornata

The wingspan is 12–14 mm. The forewings are ochreous mixed with white and with a blackish–fuscous spot, usually elongate, at about one-third and a black dot in the disc at two-thirds. The hindwings are greyish-fuscous.

Exsilirarcha

Exsilirarcha is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae. It contains only one species, Exsilirarcha graminea, which is endemic to New Zealand. Both the genus and the species were described by John Tenison Salmon and J. D. Bradley in 1956.

Flax weevil

Anagotus fairburni or flax weevil is a large flightless weevil. It feeds on leaves of New Zealand flax species where it produces a characteristic feeding notch. It is found on islands and in alpine areas of New Zealand.

Gaioxenus

Gaioxenus is a genus of beetles in the family Carabidae. Gaioxenus pilipalpis is the only species in the genus. This genus and species was first described by Thomas Broun in 1910. Broun based the descriptions on specimens he collected in Raurimu ...

Gelophaula aridella

Gelophaula aridella is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in New Zealand. Wingspan 15 mm. In forewings dark brown, slightly darker along the Costa and greyish externally. On hind wings brown. Adults have been recorded on win ...

Geodorcus

Geodorcus is a genus of beetles belonging to the Lucanidae family. They are endemic to New Zealand. All Geodorcus species are protected under Schedule 7 of The 1953 Wildlife Act, making it an offense to hunt, kill or possess a specimen.

Geodorcus capito

The exoskeleton of Geodorcus capito varies in colour from glossy black to brownish black. Adults show distinct sexual dimorphism. Including mandibles, male beetles range in length from 17.0–27.0 mm, females from 15.0–19.5 mm. Male and female beet ...

Geodorcus helmsi

Geodorcus helmsi varies in colour from black to brownish-black. Its dorsal surface can vary from dull to glossy. Like other stag beetles, they show sexual dimorphism: males range in size from 17.5–44.0 mm, including their large mandibles, while f ...

Geodorcus montivagus

Geodorcus montivagus is a large flightless species of stag beetle in the family Lucanidae. It is known from only one female specimen found on the Victoria Range in New Zealand. It was found in tussock at 1.220 metres above sea level.

Geodorcus novaezealandiae

Geodorcus novaezealandiae is a large flightless species of stag beetle in the family Lucanidae. It is the type species and smallest member of the genus Geodorcus. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Geodorcus philpotti

Geodorcus philpotti is a large flightless species of stag beetle in the family Lucanidae. It was named by Major Thomas Broun after Mr A. Philpott, who discovered it at Hump Ridge near Invercargill. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Geodorcus sororum

Geodorcus sororum is a large flightless species of stag beetle in the family Lucanidae. It was discovered in 1973 by Mr. A. Wright on an expedition to Middle Sister Island/Te Awanui, one of The Sisters Islands/Rangitatahi which are part of the Ch ...

Glaucocharis interruptus

Glaucocharis interruptus is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was first described by Cajetan von Felder, Rudolf Felder and Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer in 1875 and named Crambus interruptus. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Glyphipterix necopina

Glyphipterix necopina is a species of sedge moth in the genus Glyphipterix. It is endemic to New Zealand. It is classified as Not Threatened by the Department of Conservation.

Glyphipterix tungella

G. tungella was first described by Cajetan Felder, Rudolf Felder and Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer in 1875. Meyrick also described the species in 1880 under the name Glyphipterix asteronota. Philpott did the same in 1916 under the name Glyphipterix ...

Graphania lignana

Graphania lignana is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was first described by Francis Walker in 1857. It is endemic to New Zealand. The larvae feed on various pasture and rangeland plants.

Graphania maya

Graphania maya is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by G. V. Hudson in 1898 from specimens collected on Mount Arthur. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Graphania mollis

Graphania mollis is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by George Howes in 1908 as Melanchra molis from specimens collected in and around Otago and Southland. It is endemic to New Zealand.

Graphania mutans

Graphania mutans, commonly known as the New Zealand cutworm or the grey-brown cutworm, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was first described by Francis Walker in 1857. It is endemic to New Zealand. Larvae feed on grass, but the leaves and fru ...

Graphania olivea

Graphania olivea is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was described by Morris N. Watt in 1916 using a specimen he obtained in January at Mount Taranaki. It is endemic to New Zealand.