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 Atatū South / 2021-08-16 13:00:00

Monday, August 16th, 2021

A very old bedraggled monarch butterfly laying eggs on the swanplant. No overwintering aggregations in this park this year. Likewise none seen aggregating in Epping Plant Reserve, and only a few in the park off Wairata Place and in Glendene reserve. This is in marked contrast to last year.

  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Te Atatū South
  • Site: Swanplant in park.
  • Weather: Overcast, 17 C.

Auckland / Torbay / 2021-08-14 14:00:00

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

dead lying on grass

  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Torbay
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: UAB764
  • Weather: overcast, windy, sun with short showers

Auckland / Torbay / 2021-08-14 14:00:00

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

dead lying on grass

  • Tag: UAB764
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Torbay
  • Site: home garden
  • Weather: overcast, windy, sun with short showers

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-08-11 10:30:00

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

A few on trees, others flying

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

Hamilton / Nawton / 2021-08-11 10:30:00

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

A few on trees, others flying

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

Nelson / Stoke / 2021-08-10 13:30:00

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

butterfly in full sun on jasmine

  • Tag: UAG204
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Stoke
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: jasmine
  • Weather: sunny & warm 15,light breeze

Oamaru / / 2021-08-10 13:30:00

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Flying across the parking lot

  • City/Region: Oamaru
  • Site: Outside Southern Community Laboratory
  • Weather: Sunny, 14 degrees

Oamaru / / 2021-08-10 13:30:00

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Flying across the parking lot

  • City/Region: Oamaru
  • Site: Outside Southern Community Laboratory
  • Weather: Sunny, 14 degrees

Oamaru / / 2021-08-10 13:30:00

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Flying across the parking lot

  • City/Region: Oamaru
  • Site: Outside Southern Community Laboratory
  • Weather: Sunny, 14 degrees

Katikati / / 2021-08-10 12:00:00

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Walking from the waters end of Park Rd and walked back to Katikati township. The walkway follows the waters edge most of the way and the totara tree was right on the bank of the inlet about a third of the way along the walkway from the point. Approximately below address given above.

  • City/Region: Katikati
  • Site: overwitnering site
  • Trees: Totara tree
  • Weather: fine