I think this monarch had recently come out of its cocoon. It had poor flight and once landed on my hand would not leave for a while. It was the only one i saw in that location. Unsure of the plant ID but leaf is clearly visible in photo, flower not open.
The adult butterfly was seen together with few others.
This specific one was resting on a flower and probably getting its nectar. Its proboscis can been seen elongated. Based on the observation, it has 1 black spot on each wing so its a male.
The moth was flying around before it rested on a bird prevention net .
It was the only one seen there.
Can't differentiate it as a male or female.
Easily seen due to its bright orange color and moderate size for a butterfly.
The only one seen in that area.
Was resting on a patch of grasses under the sun after flying quite some time.
A black spot can been seen on each wing so its a male adult.
I saw it in a nice day with good sunshine. The butterfly is very busy flying. Stopping for very short-time period. It often stops on grass. And some flowering plant.
Start time: 15:27
End time: 15:47
The observation was taken in a backyard. I could see 1 Monarch (Danaus plexippus) beyond 10 m and 2 cabbage white (Pieris rapae) within 10 m.
Observed: 1 Monarch butterfly and 2 Cabbage white butterflies
Both cabbage white butterflies were flying around while Monarch butterfly was resting on a leaf.
I took a picture of a plant which I suppose it is Brassica species (help required for Id).
Brassica species are host plants for caterpillars of the cabbage white butterfly.
Start time: 14:15
End time: 14:35
The observation was taken in my backyard where there are a few flowering plants. No butterfly host plants though.
Duration of the observation: 20 minutes
One individual was flying while the other one was resting.
Southern Blue Butterfly, very small in scale with distinctive blue scales on its wings
Seen flying a max of 1m of the ground near low growing grassed areas with an abundance of flowering daises
Butterfly Activity: Flight was often weak, erratic and fluttered from flower to flower, resting along the way
The site: Liffy Stream, a private walkway with a mixture of natives along the stream providing shelter
It's a warm day with gentle wind. 2 Cabbage White butterflies were found in Lincoln campus. They are in beautiful white and has two spot on their wings. A really common butterfly that can be easily found in normal garden.
The butterfly which shown on the picture has two pairs of spots on its wings, so it is a female butterfly.
Monarch butterfly flying overhead on my property. Too fast and far away for me to be able to capture a picture. Did not stop on my property as I had no plants that the Monarch would have wanted to land on. The next door neighbor has many different plants and trees.
Lots flying around the Red zoned area. Where houses once filled the area, the space is now ruled by nature. The butterflies were mostly resting until I attempted to take a photo. They then flew around extremely fast. There were also "cabbage white butterflies" Pieris rapae flying around nearby
Cabbage white butterflies flying over garden. Did not land. This is a very small garden with both exotic and native plants in a suburban environment. There are a lot of neighbouring properties that have larger gardens and likely vegetable gardens.
Monarch butterfly flying over garden. Did not land. This is a very small garden with both exotic and native plants in a suburban environment. There are a lot of neighbouring properties that have larger gardens.
Twice now I just out of curiosity wanted to see if ANY butterflies would make there presence in the vineyard! And the answer I got right now, is No :(
Maybe it is the sweetness of the local netted grapes :)
IN about a total of one hour on two different days still nothing :(
These photos were taken on a nice warm, sunny day!! :)
Also this was on a corner of a major road and tramping path.
Right beside this plant was blackberry bushes as well!!
Caught this Monarch (Danaus plexippus) mad chillin on an unknown flowering and seeding plant just soaking up the rays during a lovely sunny and warm day in Akaroa.
I've added the plant photo as a separate observation to get an ID.
Really shinning day with the gentle wind during 2 pm in the Riccarton Bush.The temperature is about 20 degrees and the direct sunshine during the searching time.
Site is a sheltered cottage garden with mostly NZ native plants (trees, shrubs, vines).
The Cabbage White butterflies like to fly around the native jasmine vine but don't land on it.
Normal time of the strong sunshine day in the afternoon. I went to the Riccarton Bush and searching around find several cabbage white butterfly. The sunshine is strongly shinning and the wind speed is pretty low.The temperature is about 20 degrees.
I saw the white butterfly in lincln uni this afternoon. I found it in the corner of the library. The butterfly was fly around a plant which has some little purple flowers. It was a little windy today, the butterfly was never stay on a time, it was fly around plants again and again.
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 ↓
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 a wild place, counting butterflies. Students also record any associated caterpillar food plants at these sites and any flowers they see the butterflies visiting.
The nice project icon photo of a monarch is by 2011 student Thornton Scott.
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