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.

Christchurch / Avonhead / 2020-02-19 16:30:00

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

It was laying an egg on a swan plant.

  • Tag: SAL921
  • City/Region: Christchurch
  • Suburb: Avonhead
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: None
  • Weather: Sunshine

Nelson / The Brook / 2020-02-17 14:00:00

Monday, February 17th, 2020
  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: The Brook
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: swan plants
  • Weather: hot sunny

Palmerston North / Milson / 2020-02-17 12:00:00

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Butterfly in good condition

  • Tag: SAW153
  • City/Region: Palmerston North
  • Suburb: Milson
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: Swanplants
  • Weather: Cloudy and Calm

Palmerston North / Milson / 2020-02-17 12:00:00

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Butterfly in good condition

  • Tag: SAW153
  • City/Region: Palmerston North
  • Suburb: Milson
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: Swanplants
  • Weather: Cloudy and Calm

Palmerston North / Milson / 2020-02-16 17:30:00

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Was laying eggs on swan plant in front garden, this plant has produced at least 60 new butterflies this season, probably more

  • Tag: Saw288
  • City/Region: Palmerston North
  • Suburb: Milson
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: Swan plant
  • Weather: Hot and sunny

Lower Hutt / Belmont / 2020-02-16 14:00:00

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

there were 3 butterflies fighting to land on my few swanplants that are in pots

  • City/Region: Lower Hutt
  • Suburb: Belmont
  • Site: Home Garden
  • Trees: swan plants
  • Weather: Sunny

Lower Hutt / Petone / 2020-02-16 14:00:00

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Pale orange colouring . Butterfly was on the leaf of an exotic species

  • City/Region: Lower Hutt
  • Suburb: Petone
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: Unsure
  • Weather: Sunny, partial cloud and breezy

Oamaru / / 2020-02-15 15:00:00

Saturday, February 15th, 2020
  • City/Region: Oamaru
  • Site: 9400

Oamaru / / 2020-02-15 15:00:00

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Flying around garden flowers

  • City/Region: Oamaru
  • Site: Home garden
  • Trees: Protea
  • Weather: sunny little wind

Palmerston North / Palmerston North / 2020-02-14 12:00:00

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Found in playground

  • Tag: SAW180
  • City/Region: Palmerston North
  • Suburb: Palmerston North
  • Site: At School
  • Weather: Sunny