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.

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-07-29 10:30:00

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

On trees

  • City/Region: Hamilton
  • Suburb: Nawton
  • Site: Dominion Park
  • Trees: Sheoke pine & conifers
  • Weather: Foggy

Ngunguru / / 2021-07-26 19:00:00

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Breeding-we have quite a few caterpillars all over the milk weed throughout the garden. Some have already survived a couple of night frosts.

  • City/Region: Ngunguru
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: citrus and guava grove
  • Weather: 6-16 degrees, mixed (rain, frost, sunshine, wind)

Nelson / Stoke / 2021-07-24 13:00:00

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Few metres from this address on a bush in isle park stoke nelson

  • Tag: UAG309
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Stoke
  • Site: Park
  • Trees: Flower plant
  • Weather: Sunny

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-07-24 11:30:00

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Laying eggs

  • City/Region: Hamilton
  • Suburb: Nawton
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: swan plant
  • Weather: fine, sunny

Nelson / Stoke / 2021-07-24 11:15:00

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

4 monarch butterflies seen pollinating / seeding a plant. 1 with a sticker on wing.

  • Tag: UAG309
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Stoke
  • Site: Isel House
  • Weather: Sunny and fine.

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-07-16 10:30:00

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Butterflies spread over several trees, & some flying

  • City/Region: Hamilton
  • Suburb: Nawton
  • Site: Dominion Park
  • Trees: Sheoke pine & conifers
  • Weather: warm, sunny

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-07-16 10:30:00

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Butterflies spread over several trees, & some flying

  • City/Region: Hamilton
  • Suburb: Nawton
  • Site: Dominion Park
  • Trees: Sheoke pine & conifers
  • Weather: warm, sunny

Tauranga / Pyes Pa / 2021-07-14 10:30:00

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

A kaleidescope of butterflies resting in trees and shrubs in the sun

  • City/Region: Tauranga
  • Suburb: Pyes Pa
  • Site: Gumtrees in the park
  • Trees: Gum trees, shrubs and flax
  • Weather: Sunny and windy

Auckland / Sandringham / 2021-07-14 09:00:00

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

On the ground. Looking sad. Picked it up and held it in the sun, it didn’t want to leave my hand and go onto a plant. Eventually flew off into a tall tree

  • Tag: UAN125
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Sandringham
  • Site: Footpath. On ground and sad.
  • Trees: Lavender bush and a tall tree
  • Weather: Sunny, no wind, 10 degrees

Tauranga / Parkvale / 2021-07-05 11:00:00

Monday, July 5th, 2021

lying on ground

  • Tag: UAM883
  • City/Region: Tauranga
  • Suburb: Parkvale
  • Site: school grounds
  • Weather: frosty & fine