Author Archives: NZ Monarch Trust

Auckland / Pukekohe / 2020-08-13 13:45:00

Seen a few lately in our driveway and garden by the large camellias and magnolia trees, a bee or wasp was chasing the monarch the other day which I haven’t seen before. I have lots of swan plants but nothing is eating them yet, years ago they ate them to sticks, but last 2 years […]

Auckland / Kumeu / 2020-08-10 14:30:00

Dead but noticed the tag as I passed by. Have taken a photo which I can give to you if you provide an email.

Dunedin / Dunedin Central / 2020-08-04 11:45:00

It was perched on some daisies.

Auckland / Glen Innes / 2020-08-03 13:00:00

Butterflies were flying about and landing on Eucalyptus and Cupressus; also feeding on flowering shrubs. One large caterpillar on a swan plant.

Nelson / Stoke / 2020-08-02 13:30:00

2 Butterflies were mating in an open grassy area, occasionally flying while attached then landing again in the grass.

Auckland / Weymouth / 2020-08-02 13:00:00

A couple of butterflies spotted in our garden today. One of them couldn’t fly properly, although the wings looked ok. I put it on some flowers.

Auckland / Weymouth / 2020-08-02 13:00:00

A couple of butterflies spotted in our garden today. One of them couldn’t fly properly, although the wings looked ok. I put it on some flowers.

Auckland / Weymouth / 2020-08-02 13:00:00

A couple of butterflies spotted in our garden today. One of them couldn’t fly properly, although the wings looked ok. I put it on some flowers.

Auckland / Orewa / 2020-07-30 07:00:00

Butterfly has been sitting in same place for 24 hours. It looks healthy and has exercised its wings occasionally

Auckland / Te Atatu South / 2020-07-29 15:00:00

Butterfly lying on its side in my garden. I picked it up and put on flower pot. I noticed a tack on its wing, took it inside the house. used a magnifying glass to write down the tag number (sorry, I don’t know the species name)