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No photos or sounds

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ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Flew overhead and landed to feed on Daucus carota.

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ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Clinging to long grass in twilight.

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Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

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ahoover

Date

March 6, 2014

Description

Found sunning itself outside of flat window in the early morning.

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ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Sunny field, hot direct sunlight.

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ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Found feeding on white clover in direct sunlight.

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No photos or sounds

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Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

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ahoover

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

Flew by while I walked home.

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White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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haydos12

Date

March 18, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae

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hayleyd

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

Flying around Potato flowers

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What

Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

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goxhajs

Date

March 8, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

i have found dead speciment on woolstone are and the next day i have seen the same speciec on Ferri rd in woolstone area i thik its female manarch butterfly

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dekleijn

Date

March 15, 2014

Description

Not a large variety of different types of butterfly, I suspect due to the lack of flowering species. The banks mainly consisted of grasses some with seed heads and closer to the water edge in vegetative state.

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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dekleijn

Date

March 15, 2014

Place

Rakaia (Google, OSM)

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

white butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

tianya

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

saw a white butterfly flying between two trees from a distance

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No photos or sounds

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white butterfly Pieris rapae

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tianya

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

two white butterflies flew over the wall
but I did not catch them on the camera

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White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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fiona_gebbie

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

During my 20 minute butterfly count in my backyard I only came across White Butterflies. 3 landed in flowers and up to possibly 5 flew over the fence but may have flown back over again.

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

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Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

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maitealves

Date

March 17, 2014

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No photos or sounds

What

Glade Copper Lycaena feredayi

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maitealves

Date

March 19, 2014

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White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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maitealves

Date

March 19, 2014

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White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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fiona_gebbie

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

Three White Butterflies were seen, two landed in grassland areas and one flew over the sight.

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

annielloyd

Date

March 13, 2014

Place

Liffey Stream, Lincoln, Canterbury (Google, OSM)

Description

There were two Cabbage whites that flew through the site but did not land/feed on any plants.

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No photos or sounds

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shannonduncan

Date

the past

Description

With the time of day and the canopy above the sited area, I believe this is why I saw no butterflies in this shrubland area, as they are ectotherms.

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Cabbage Whites Pieris rapae

Observer

annielloyd

Date

March 18, 2014

Place

Farm Road Gardens (Google, OSM)

Description

Three Cabbage Whites (Pieris rapae)were seen. The butterflies flew around the site and one landed on a convolvulus silvery moon. The other butterflies flew through the site and did not land or feed on an plants.

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Cabbage Butterfly Pieris rapae

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shannonduncan

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

Landed on a Camellia Bush.

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

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grace94

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

For the ECOL202 Butterfly assignment, I went to the Liffey Domain which is a wild place. Within 20 minutes, I saw one Yellow Admiral which was flying less than 10 metres away. I also observed 3 Monarch Butterflies and 5 Common Cabbage White butterflies over 10 metres away, which were flying among the vegetation. I was unable to get any photos of the butterflies, as they were either too flighty or too far away to get a decent photo.

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No photos or sounds

What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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northcotk

Date

March 19, 2014

Place

Hornby (Google, OSM)

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla

Observer

grace94

Date

March 14, 2014

Description

We walked through the Kahikatea Loop Track, in Riccarton Bush, to look for butterflies in a 'wild' location, as part of the Ecol202 Butterfly mission. However, we did not find any sightings of butterflies after 20 minutes. The photo shows what type of native forest we were walking through while looking for the butterflies.

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What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

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grace94

Date

March 14, 2014

Description

For the Ecol202 Butterfly mission, I went to Riccarton Bush to look for butterflies for 20 minutes in a garden. In total, I found 7 Monarch butterflies and one Cabbage White butterfly. The Monarch butterfly main activity was flying around and resting on Dahlia flowers, which were in great abundance.

m_jon Project curator ID

Danaus plexippus

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Copper Lycaena salustius

Observer

evogel

Date

March 8, 2014

Description

At the top of Carroll's Hut Trek, I observed butterflies flying through the wheat at around 2000m.

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What

White Cabbage Pieris rapae

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evogel

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

Viewed in the backyard of Centennial Hall block 5 around noon. Heaps were flying around in pairs.

m_jon Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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miavalsjo

Date

March 19, 2014

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

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bigsbyr

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

Many White Butterflys observed flying past or through the observation area. None visited any flowers and stopped briefly to rest on plants and shrubs.

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As part of Lincoln University's Biological Diversity course (Ecol202), we run a series of Nature Journal exercises where students practise species identifications and monitoring techniques. Mission #1 is the Great Canterbury Butterfly Hunt, where everyone spends one 20 minute period on a warm sunny day in a garden and another in ...more ↓

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