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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

claire13

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A total of 15 white butterflies over a period of 20 minutes were seen in the garden of my flat just beside Lincoln University on a warm, sunny day.

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

rachelcottam3

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

Butterflies were located around flowering plants such as 'Tanzy' and 'Sage' plants and also in long grasses in fields. No butterflies were found on swan plants or buddleia plants. Actions were either flying or pollinating flowers.

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

chiaj2

Date

February 27, 2015

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No photos or sounds

Observer

chiaj2

Date

February 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

chiaj2

Date

February 27, 2015

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No photos or sounds

What

Red Admiral Vanessa gonerilla

Observer

chiaj2

Date

February 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 28, 2015

Description

6 Individuals spotted, four flying and two briefly stopped on species of Taraxacum (one was able to be photographed). Steep terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

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No photos or sounds

What

Southern Blue Zizina oxleyi

Observer

nyssaglare

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

Hoon Hay (Google, OSM)

Description

One southern blue landed on some cover I happened to be sitting by.

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No photos or sounds

What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

nyssaglare

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

Hoon Hay (Google, OSM)

Description

Three white butterflies, two male and one female feeding on the clover and a yellow flowered Brassica weed

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

4 Individuals spotted, three flying and 1 briefly stopped on a species of Taraxacum. Hilly terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

max_curnow

Date

February 27, 2015

Description

2 flying Individuals spotted. Steep terrain less than 100m from grazing land. Near a property containing a vegetable garden likely to have a number of Brassica plant species.

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No photos or sounds

Observer

ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Flew overhead and landed to feed on Daucus carota.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Clinging to long grass in twilight.

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What

Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

Observer

ahoover

Date

March 6, 2014

Description

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

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No photos or sounds

Observer

ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Sunny field, hot direct sunlight.

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Observer

ahoover

Date

March 17, 2014

Description

Found feeding on white clover in direct sunlight.

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No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

Observer

ahoover

Date

March 18, 2014

Description

Flew by while I walked home.

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

haydos12

Date

March 18, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

hayleyd

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

Flying around Potato flowers

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What

Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

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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Observer

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.

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cabbage White Pieris rapae

Observer

dekleijn

Date

March 15, 2014

Place

Rakaia (Google, OSM)

jon_sullivan 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

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

white butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

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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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

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.

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

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What

Yellow Admiral Butterfly Vanessa itea

Observer

maitealves

Date

March 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Glade Copper Lycaena feredayi

Observer

maitealves

Date

March 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

maitealves

Date

March 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

White Butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

fiona_gebbie

Date

March 19, 2014

Description

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

jon_sullivan Project curator ID

Pieris rapae

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

annielloyd

Date

March 13, 2014

Description

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

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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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