Paihamu, brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular)


Encouraging action towards a predator free Aotearoa. This image dramatically depicts the damage of the introduced predator paihamu, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular). Here the eggs of the 'kereru' or native 'wood pigeon' (Hemiphagus novaezelandiae) are raided from the nest in the fork of a puriri tree (Vitex lucens). The male and female pepe tuna or puriri moth (Aenetus virescens) are also pictured along with the diamond shaped scars they produce on the trunk of the puriri tree and the pāpapa haona roa kikorangi blue longhorn beetle (Zorion guttigern).

Artist reproductions are available with the HAND WRITTEN species title 'Paihamu, brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular)' and are SIGNED INDIVIDUALLY. The total edition of artist reproductions of this image is LIMITED TO 100.
This artist reproduction is available as an A2 (420 x 594 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm) print on both the 210GSM matte or 300GSM rough matte papers. Please select your preference.
The A2 on 210GSM smooth matte is pictured in image 2.
Every artist reproduction sold, funds the planting of a native tree through Trees That Count.

An A2 learning sheet is also available. This is a poster option and is unsigned. The learning sheet includes species names in te reo Maori, English and Latin, as well as basic species information in te reo Maori and in the English language. It is suitable for classrooms and other learning environments. It's attractive gloss finish allows for greater durability.
The A2 learning sheet is pictured in image 3.

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