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.

Auckland / Te Atatu South / 2020-09-22 12:00:00

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

A caterpillar less than 1 cm long on a swan plant in the park where the butterflies overwintered a few weeks ago. An adult butterfly waas resting on a bush by the swan plant a few days ago.

  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Te Atatu South
  • Site: McLeod Park
  • Trees: Swan Plant
  • Weather: Sunny

Taupo / / 2020-09-20 15:15:00

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Settled on shrub

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Sunshine

Taupo / / 2020-09-20 14:15:00

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

beautifully new

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: 3330
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: very fine

Taupo / / 2020-09-20 11:45:00

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Flying over garden

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: fine & sunny

Auckland / Titirangi / 2020-09-20 11:45:00

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Tagged monarch – Deceased

  • Tag: SAU847
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Titirangi
  • Site: 0604 home garden
  • Trees: copper sheen
  • Weather: cool, windy showers

Taupo / / 2020-09-16 13:15:00

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Flight

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: 3330
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Fine

Taupo / / 2020-09-16 13:15:00

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Flight

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: 3330
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Fine

Taupo / / 2020-09-16 13:15:00

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Flight

  • City/Region: Taupo
  • Site: 3330
  • Trees: General garden shrubs
  • Weather: Fine

Whiritoa / / 2020-09-14 11:00:00

Monday, September 14th, 2020

monarch x 2. Wings looked old

  • City/Region: Whiritoa
  • Site: Backyard home
  • Trees: Swanplants
  • Weather: Sunshine warm for spring

Blenheim / Mayfield / 2020-09-12 11:00:00

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Ovipositing on swan plants

  • Tag: TAH856
  • City/Region: Blenheim
  • Suburb: Mayfield
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: swan plants
  • Weather: sunny