FAQ

Some questions get asked so frequently that we have created these pages for you to get an instant answer. But there many many questions that have already been answered and discussed on our forum, try searching there using the search function.

https://www.monarch.org.nz/forum/

Also, down the right-hand side of this page are “Hot Tags”. Clicking one of those will find you all the forum discussions that have been linked to that topic. If that still doesn’t get you the information you want then you can always join the forum and post your question, that’s free. If you find the information useful why not consider becoming a financial supporter? This will further help us with our work.

https://www.monarch.org.nz/about-us/how-to-join/

Of course you can also Contact Us but please do so if your question has not been answered here or in the forum.

How can I time butterflies or pupae for a special event?

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?

Where can I buy live Monarch butterflies?

How do I breed Monarch butterflies?

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