Reports of Butterfly Sightings

These are reports of Monarch Butterfly sightings throughout New Zealand (mostly!). You can contribute by reporting Monarch sightings and also by reporting pest sightings in your area.

Iwitahi / / 2021-09-25 11:15:00

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

Bright & new

  • City/Region: Iwitahi
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs

Palmerston / / 2021-09-24 14:00:00

Friday, September 24th, 2021

flew by hedge

  • City/Region: Palmerston
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: conifers, evergreen hedge, cherry tree
  • Weather: sunshine, strong winds, about 20 degrees, dry

Iwitahi / / 2021-09-18 12:30:00

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Active

  • City/Region: Iwitahi
  • Site: 3330
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: sunshine

Christchurch / Redcliffs / 2021-09-09 12:30:00

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

first Monarch I have noticed flying around the garden this spring. Possibly wintered over in Redcliffs

  • City/Region: Christchurch
  • Suburb: Redcliffs
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: variety including native, camelia and some garden flowers
  • Weather: overcast warmish

Taupō / Taupō / 2021-09-02 13:00:00

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Flying over garden

  • City/Region: Taupō
  • Suburb: Taupō
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Sunshine

Taupō / Taupō / 2021-09-02 13:00:00

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Flying over garden

  • City/Region: Taupō
  • Suburb: Taupō
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Sunshine

Taupō / Taupō / 2021-09-02 13:00:00

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Flying over garden

  • City/Region: Taupō
  • Suburb: Taupō
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Sunshine

Auckland / East Tāmaki / 2021-09-02 12:00:00

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Resting on swan plant. Another untagged, faded female resting nearby.

  • Tag: UAL568
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: East Tāmaki
  • Site: Home garden, original tag site
  • Trees: Swan plant
  • Weather: Sunny

Nelson / Stoke / 2021-08-31 12:00:00

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Monarch butterfly sitting on a flower.

  • Tag: UAG201
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Stoke
  • Site: Public park in Nelson
  • Trees: Trees in a park
  • Weather: Sunny

Clevedon / / 2021-08-22 17:15:00

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

It was flying around the trees and went off into the paddock

  • City/Region: Clevedon
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: London plane
  • Weather: Cloudy