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What is Oe or Ophryocystis elektroscirrha?

How can I best help monarch butterflies in NZ?

Tell me about tagging!

What’s the difference between a pupa, a cocoon and a chrysalis?

How can I tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly?

How do I help a butterfly that is hurt? How do I help a butterfly with a damaged wing?

How do I help a dented or fallen chrysalis?

What food plants can I feed a monarch butterfly in NZ? What do monarch caterpillars eat?

What pests affect caterpillars in NZ?

Can I feed a monarch butterfly sugar water?

How can I prevent wasps from attacking larvae on my swan plants?

How long does it take for a monarch butterfly to leave the chrysalis?

How can I tell a male from a female monarch?

Why do butterflies die after breeding?

How can I best grow milkweed for monarch butterflies?

Where can I get milkweed in NZ?

How do I breed monarch butterflies?

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