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.

Nelson / Stoke / 2019-06-17 16:30:00

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Didn’t fly and didn’t react to touching

  • Tag: SAT552
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Stoke
  • Weather: 14° wind

Cambridge / Leamington / 2019-06-16 13:00:00

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Just the one butterfly feeding on Tithonia flower

  • Tag: san215
  • City/Region: Cambridge
  • Suburb: Leamington
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: On the white Tithonia flowers that I grew from cuttings purchased last winter from Mbtnz!!
  • Weather: fine winters day

Mangonui / / 2019-06-16 10:00:00

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

sitting on deck flew by and about the deck then around corner

  • City/Region: Mangonui
  • Site: 0420
  • Trees: Kanuka
  • Weather: 22 degrees morning sunny

Auckland / Takapuna / 2019-06-15 12:30:00

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Seems a bit dopey. Landed on ground. Flew into lake water. We rescued it.

  • Tag: Sau231
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Takapuna
  • Site: 0622
  • Weather: Fine

Point Wells / / 2019-06-15 10:00:00

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

monarchs wintering over on trees facing north & sheltered from SW. approx 100

  • City/Region: Point Wells
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: Titoki and Pohutukawa
  • Weather: 16 sunny no wind

Auckland / Ranui / 2019-06-14 10:30:00

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Landed on me after flying around flowers

  • Tag: SAT817
  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Ranui
  • Site: 0612
  • Trees: Zinnia
  • Weather: Still and sunny

Auckland / Greenlane / 2019-06-12 17:00:00

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

2 monarch butterflies on swan plant. Also a chrysalis and caterpillar on the plant.

  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Greenlane
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: Swan plant.
  • Weather: Cold. Mild. No wind.

Martinborough / / 2019-06-11 13:30:00

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Found a winter over site in the Square, Martinborough. Reported it to the District Council and its arborist.

  • City/Region: Martinborough
  • Site: 1 Jellicoe Street Martinborough
  • Trees: Peruvian Pepper Corn
  • Weather: Cloudy 14 degrees

Martinborough / / 2019-06-11 13:30:00

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

I was walking through the square and saw several monarchs which I thought odd considering its winter and it was cloudy. Searched the tree overhead and saw a winter over site with lots of butterflies. Cannot give info on their state.Reported the site to the District Council and the arborist who looks after the old […]

  • City/Region: Martinborough
  • Site: In Martinborough Square
  • Trees: Peruvian Pepper Corn tree
  • Weather: cloudy 15 degrees

New Plymouth / Waiwhakaiho / 2019-06-11 11:30:00

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Flying. Resting on flowers of shrubs in neighbour’s garden.

  • City/Region: New Plymouth
  • Suburb: Waiwhakaiho
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Fine, overcast