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What

Pea Blue Lampides boeticus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 21, 2018 11:33 AM NZST

Description

Two blues chasing/following each other along the shoreline below native bush and scrub including flowering gorse. I think the butterfly pictured is a male (no tails). The second butterfly had more brown colouring.

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

davidcooksy

Date

March 14, 2018 02:53 PM PDT

Description

I travel half way around the world anticipating new species of birds and insects and what do I see flying in thick clouds....cabbage white. Good to know, but very disappointing.

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What

Coastal Copper Lycaena salustius

Observer

davidcooksy

Date

March 1, 2018 04:43 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

April 17, 2018 12:35 PM AEST

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Zizina otis ssp. labradus

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 15, 2018 03:33 PM NZST

Description

Monarch on the ground with malformed wings.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

April 14, 2018 04:03 PM NZST

Description

Butterfly resting on a tsunami information sign by the estuary walkway.

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What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

April 15, 2018 12:58 PM AEST

Description

A bit worse for wear

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

maritha

Date

April 13, 2018 10:03 PM NZST

Description

I have reared about 50 of these under mosquito nets.

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What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

maritha

Date

April 13, 2018 10:00 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maritha

Date

April 13, 2018 08:54 PM NZST

Description

I found this Chrysalis in a folded over stinging nettle leave within some silk. It is about 18mm long. Any ideas?

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla

Observer

esler

Date

January 26, 2013 10:37 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

rasshamra

Date

March 4, 2017 12:26 PM NZDT

Tags

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Danaus plexippus

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

rasshamra

Date

January 8, 2018 09:50 AM NZDT

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

April 9, 2018 12:44 AM NZST

Description

on Erigeron sumatrensis

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Zizina otis ssp. labradus

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What

Common Tussock Butterfly Argyrophenga antipodum

Observer

esler

Date

January 5, 2011 09:17 AM NZDT

Description

common at sea level in sand country

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Argyrophenga antipodum

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What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

john_barkla

Date

April 5, 2018 11:21 AM NZST

Description

Occasional, feeding on Buddleia flowers alongside cycleway

Photos / Sounds

What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

heni

Date

April 2, 2018 09:31 PM NZST

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

eikrid

Date

February 5, 2018 12:29 PM +13

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Danaus plexippus

Photos / Sounds

What

Copper Butterflies Genus Lycaena

Observer

katemccombs

Date

March 26, 2018 12:56 PM NZDT

Description

Tussock grassland.

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Genus Lycaena

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

katemccombs

Date

March 26, 2018 12:36 PM NZDT

Description

Tussock grassland.

Photos / Sounds

What

Copper Butterflies Genus Lycaena

Observer

katemccombs

Date

March 26, 2018 12:28 PM NZDT

Description

Tussock grassland.

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What

Coastal Copper Lycaena salustius

Observer

katemccombs

Date

March 26, 2018 01:03 PM NZDT

Description

In tussock grassland.

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What

Australian Painted Lady Vanessa kershawi

Observer

nzbutterflyinfo

Date

March 27, 2018

Place

tokoroa (Google, OSM)

Description

Found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/24751411993/permalink/10155230477716994/ I offered to get it recorded via the nzButterfly.info account.

robert-aw Project curator ID

Vanessa kershawi

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow Admiral Vanessa itea

Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

March 28, 2018

Description

Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve. Resting on mulch at about 1420 hrs.

Tags

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Vanessa itea

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Tussock Butterfly Argyrophenga antipodum

Observer

ecoman

Date

March 21, 2018 02:44 PM NZDT

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Argyrophenga antipodum

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What

New Zealand Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla ssp. gonerilla

Observer

philip-howe

Date

February 25, 2018 11:14 AM NZDT

Description

9 red admirals feeding from sap exuding from a living tree, coastal forest area. The butterflies were aggressive to vespid wasps doing the same, flicking their wings to drive the wasps back.

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What

Blue Moon Hypolimnas bolina

Observer

nzbutterflyinfo

Date

March 21, 2018

Description

Reported via nzButterfly.info Sighting report (http://nzbutterfly.info/sighting-report.htm).
How many = 1

Reporters comments:
"Hi interested to see a new butterfly at westport nz recently.description.large with black & white markings.friendly too.it landed on my head!"

nzbutterflyinfo Project curator ID

Hypolimnas bolina

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue Moon Hypolimnas bolina

Observer

nzbutterflyinfo

Date

March 8, 2018

Place

Kaiata (Google, OSM)

Description

Reported via nzButterfly.info Sighting report (http://nzbutterfly.info/sighting-report.htm).
How many = 1
Activity = Flying/Feeding
Habitat = Garden

Reporters comments:
"My brother also sent me a photo of one he saw in his garden in Kaiata (Greymouth, west coast) last week."

nzbutterflyinfo Project curator ID

Hypolimnas bolina

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue Moon Hypolimnas bolina

Observer

nzbutterflyinfo

Date

March 11, 2018

Place

Karamea (Google, OSM)

Description

Reported via nzButterfly.info Sighting report (http://nzbutterfly.info/sighting-report.htm).
How many = 2
Activity = Flying/Feeding
Habitat = Garden
Gender = Female

Reporters comments:
"We have been seeing Blue Moon females around Karamea on the west coast. For the last two to three weeks. Specifically I have seen two times in our own garden in Granite Creek."

nzbutterflyinfo Project curator ID

Hypolimnas bolina

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue Moon Hypolimnas bolina

Observer

nzbutterflyinfo

Date

March 11, 2018

Place

Karamea (Google, OSM)

Description

Reported via nzButterfly.info Sighting report (http://nzbutterfly.info/sighting-report.htm).
Activity = Flying
Habitat = Garden

Reporters comments:
"We have been seeing Blue Moon females around Karamea on the west coast. For the last two to three weeks. Specifically I have seen multiple times in a
friends garden in Karamea township"

nzbutterflyinfo Project curator ID

Hypolimnas bolina