Category Archives: Other NZ Butterflies

There are something like 23 different butterflies in NZ – this is the place to post pictures and thoughts on the other butterflies seen in our country.

Raising Yellow Admirals

Terry shared these photos of sterilising eggs and refrigerating them. The photos show small larvae emerging from eggs after removing plastic boxes from refrigerator. You can see the eggs at […]

Rarangi Landcare

——– Original Message ——– Subject: Rarangi Landcare photos of insects Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:04:04 +1300 From: TRUDIE LASHAM <> To: Hi Jacqui: thanks for nominating our Landcare […]

Admiral parasite

Rob Herd has forwarded these photographs of a parasite on an Admiral. John Early, the Auckland War Memorial Museum Head Entomologist, identified it as Meteorus pulchricornis. It is a known […]

Admiral pupa, courtesy Mike Lusk

Hi Jacqui, I found a good number of admiral pupae in a large patch of Ongaonga I save after volunteers attempted to clear it on Te Mata Peak, Hawkes Bay. […]

Host plants for NZ butterflies and moths

Female butterflies/moths will generally lay their egg on one plant – which they can source from some kms away. Here is a short list of the most common ones that […]

Common Copper Butterfly

Common (not so common!) Copper Butterfly, Lycaena salustius (pair mating)- Mt Cook. Thank you Martin!

Boulder Copper

Lycaena boldenarum-Mt Aspiring National Park, Martin Gascoignee-Pees

Red Admiral in Akaroa

Bassaris gonerilla – Akaroa (Banks Peninsula, South Island)
Photo also by Martin Gascoignee-Pees

Ringlet, seen in Lewis Pass

Argyrophenga antipodum, Lewis Pass, South Island
Photo by Martin Gascoignee-Pees

NZ Yellow Admiral – photograph courtesy Nigel again