Oclandius vestitus (Broun)

Snares Oclandius Weevil (Oclandius vestitus)

The Snares Oclandius Weevil was described in the year 1909.

The flightless species reaches a body length of only 0,12 cm, it occurs exclusively on some of the Snares Islands.

The beetles are nocturnal and obviously feed mainly on the leaves of the Snares Islands Anisotome (Anisotome acutifolia (Kirk) Cockayne) and Lyall’s Tree Daisy (Olearia lyallii Hook. f.).

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Depiction from: ‘Chas. Chilton: The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand. Reports on the Geo-Physics, Geology, Zoology, and Botany of the Islands lying to the south of New Zealand, based mainly on observations and collections made during an Expedition in the Government Steamer “Hinemoa” (Captain J. Bollons) in November 1907. Wellington, N.Z., printed by J. Mackay, Government Printer 1909′

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Poa tennantiana Petrie

Poa tennantiana

Distribution:

New Zealand: Ewing Island (Auckland Islands); Snares Islands; Stewart Island; Betsy Island, Big Island, Chimneys Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island, Putauhina Island (Titi Islands)

local names: –

Olearia lyallii Hook. f.

Olearia lyallii

Distribution:

New Zealand: Ewing Island (Auckland Islands); Codfish Island; Muttonbird Islands; Snares Islands; Big Solander Island (Solander Islands), Stewart Island; Big Island, Chimneys Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island, Putauhina Island (Titi Islands)

local names: –

Histiopteris incisa (Thunb.) J. Sm.

Histiopteris incisa

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Raivavae, Rapa, Rurutu, Tubuai
Cook Islands: Rarotonga
Fiji: Viti Levu
Marquesas: Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Huka, Ua Pou
New Zealand: Auckland Island (Auckland Islands); Campbell Island (Campbell Islands); Little Mangere Island, Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); Evening Island (Snares Islands); Big Solander Island (Solander Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Tiritiri Matangi Island; Big Island, Chimneys Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island, Putauhina Island, Womens Island (Titi Islands)
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island
Samoa: Olosega, Savai’i, Tutuila
Society Islands: Bora Bora, Huahine, Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Tahiti
Wallis & Futuna: Futuna

local names:

mata – New Zealand

Callitriche antarctica Hegelm.

Callitriche antarctica

Distribution:

Macquarie Island
New Zealand: Auckland Islands; Campbell Island (Campbell Islands); Snares Islands

local names: –

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Photo: John Barcla
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Carex trifida Cav.

Carex trifida

Distribution:

Macquarie Island
New Zealand: Antipodes Islands; Auckland Islands; Campbell Island (Campbell Islands); Mangere Island, Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Snares Islands; Big Solander Island, Little Solander Island (Solander Islands); Stephens Island; Stewart Island; Betsy Island, Big Island, Chimney Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island, Putauhina Island, Womens Island (Titi Islands)

local names:

tataki – New Zealand

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Photo: John Barcla
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edited: 11.02.2017