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Houdini-like moth gets a new name

No longer 'Fred the Thread', a mystery moth discovered by Landcare Research that grows from what may be the world's skinniest caterpillar has received its new scientific name. It lives only on a threatened native plant, putting its future at risk.


Pest-free exclosure more prison than paradise for rats

Landcare Research scientists released ship rats fitted with transmitters into an exclosure at Maungatautari near Cambridge, to study how the rats would behave.


Muttonbirds' Pacific epic

Sooty shearwaters (titi / muttonbirds) are the size of a small seagull.


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