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Migrant sightings

All migrant sightings that nzButterfly.info become aware of will be published on this page. So if your keen on seeing something different then keep an eye on this page.

27 Apr 11 West coast near Dargaville
Blue Tiger (Tirumala hamata hamata)

Seen flying around a garden after strong winds. 24°C day.
Thanks Simon for your report.

9 Mar 11 Rotorua
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Seen flying around a garden.
Thanks David and Zala for your report.

03 Mar 11 Thames
Blue Moon(Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

A male flying in a community garden.
Thanks Clinton for your report.

26 Feb 11 Te Puke
Blue Moon(Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

Seen resting in a garden that morning.
Thanks Viki for your report.

25 Feb 11 Upper Buller Gorge
Meadow Argus(Junonia villida calybe (also Precis villida calybe))

Feeding and resting in a Butterfly garden.
Thanks Roger for your report and photos.

24 Feb 11 Maitai
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Flying in a garden.
Thanks Chrissie for your report.

8 Feb 11 Pyes Pa area
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Investigating a Swan Plant.
Thanks Veronica for your report.

25 Jan 11 Blockhouse Bay
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

One 3rd instar larva on a Swan Plant.
Thanks Jacqui for your report.

18 Jan 11 Whakatane
Blue Moon(Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

Female resting in a garden.
Thanks Lyn for your report.

10 Jan 11 Knights Point
Painted Lady(Vanessa Kershawi)

Sunbathing on stones.
Thanks Jérôme for your report.

28 Dec 10 Nelson
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Feeding and resting in a Butterfly garden.
Thanks Rae for your report.

25 Dec 10 Maitai
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Flying in a garden.
Thanks Chrissie for your report.

22 Dec 10 Nelson
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Flying in the Maitai river reserve
Thanks Chrissie for your report.

23 Oct 10 Lake Wanaka
Painted Lady(Vanessa Kershawi)

Fast-flying on the lake shores.
Thanks Brian Patrick for your report.

17 May 09 New Plymouth
Blue Moon(Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

Arrived in a garden after sunset on a windy evening.
Thanks GV Henderson for your report.

30 Apr 09 Fitzroy Beach
Blue Moon(Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

Feeding and resting in a garden at about 11am.
Thanks Adrea and Justin for your report.

17 Feb 09 Devonport
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Unconfirmed sighting of one flying in a garden.
Thanks Zoe for your report.

16 Feb 09 Thames
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Seen flying around a different garden on the other side of Thames town centre.
Thanks Clinton for your report.

16 Feb 09 Thames
Blue Moon (Hypolimnas bolina nerina)

A female seen flying around a garden.
Thanks Clinton for your report.

15 Feb 09 Thames
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

Seen flying around a garden near Thames.
Thanks Clinton for your report.

7 Feb 09 Devonport
Lesser Wanderer (Danaus chrysippus petilia)

One 5th instar larva on a Swan Plant. It successfully pupated on Feb 9th.
Thanks Zoe for your report.


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