Author Archives: Stefan Olson

Auckland / Northcross / 2020-03-10 13:00:00

Paper Wasp Nest on Fence

Auckland / Northcross / 2018-12-21 13:30:00

Three butterflies flying around chasing each other

Auckland / Northcross / 2018-11-29 11:00:00

Two monarchs chasing each other around.

Auckland / Northcross / 2018-04-07 15:15:00

Saw a Red Admiral eating from a buddleia. Stayed around for a few minutes. Very exciting!

Auckland / Northcross / 2018-03-22 10:00:00

For the first time ever I saw a monarch appear to be taking nectar from the flowers of a Grevillea. In this case a Moonlight Grevillea. Couldn’t get close enough […]

Auckland / Western Springs / 2017-08-25 11:00:00

Seen very frequently around various parts of the zoo from 10am to 12pm. Maximum of two at one time.

Auckland / Northcross / 2017-08-07 10:30:00

Monarch sitting in sun and on flowers

Auckland / Northcross / 2016-11-01 13:30:00

This butterfly was sunning itself on the hot concrete and cobblestones. Kept flitting around making it hard to get a photograph. Much faster than a monarch.

what is this Caterpillar?

I was out in the garden pruning some trees, came back in again and noticed something moving on my neck. Turns out it was this caterpillar. I have no idea […]

5mm long admiral caterpillar

This is what I believe to be an admiral caterpillar, on my urtica dioica plant. What you can’t really see from the photo is how tiny it is, only 5 […]