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.

Wellington / Newtown / 2019-11-15 12:45:00

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Male 5.5cm wing Eclosed today

  • City/Region: Wellington
  • Suburb: Newtown
  • Site: greenhouse
  • Trees: Garden
  • Weather: windy/sunny

Wellington / Newtown / 2019-11-15 12:45:00

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Male 5.5cm wing Eclosed today

  • City/Region: Wellington
  • Suburb: Newtown
  • Site: greenhouse
  • Trees: Garden
  • Weather: windy/sunny

Stratford / / 2019-11-14 13:30:00

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Two monarchs one had small holes in wings and colours were fading other was perfect colours were bright and beautiful

  • City/Region: Stratford
  • Site: 4332
  • Trees: Swan plants
  • Weather: Sunshine

Wellington / Newtown / 2019-11-14 12:30:00

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Female Born 4.5 cm wing

  • City/Region: Wellington
  • Suburb: Newtown
  • Site: greenhouse
  • Trees: swan plant
  • Weather: windy

Nelson / Nelson / 2019-11-14 11:00:00

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

One yellow admiral flew around, rested on fence.

  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Nelson
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: patchy cloud, 22 deg.

Nelson / Nelson / 2019-11-13 10:15:00

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

One yellow admiral flew around garden.

  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Nelson
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Fine, mild temp

Westport / / 2019-11-12 14:00:00

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Two butterflies circling themselves across the street before they ducked behind a fence

  • City/Region: Westport
  • Site: Flying in the street
  • Weather: Sunny, occasional cloud, hot, humid with a slight breeze.

Tauranga / Welcome Bay / 2019-11-08 11:30:00

Friday, November 8th, 2019
  • City/Region: Tauranga
  • Suburb: Welcome Bay
  • Site: home garden
  • Trees: swan plants
  • Weather: warm, windy, sunshine

Snells Beach / / 2019-11-07 09:00:00

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
  • City/Region: Snells Beach
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Summer

Nelson / Nelson / 2019-11-01 16:15:00

Friday, November 1st, 2019

One magpie moth flew into courtyard, landed on my partner’s shirt, then moved to wooden fence.

  • City/Region: Nelson
  • Suburb: Nelson
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Sunny, breezy (NW)