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N.Z. Moths and Butterflies

N.Z. Moths and Butterflies

Join this mission and help document the moths and butterflies of New Zealand. Please try to include as much detail as possible about your spotting including approximate size, where spotted and species identification where possible. Photos of caterpillars of moth and butterfly species are also welcome on this mission. Sign in to join mission

N.Z. Moths and Butterflies
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13 participants 132 spottings

This mission is to help document and indentify the Moths and Butterflies found in the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

N.Z. Moths and Butterflies

Lat: -36.93 Long: 174.72

Recent Spottings

Lichen Tuft Moth armadeus.4 6 2 Lichen Tuft Moth
White-shouldered House Moth JillBlack 1 0 White-shouldered House Moth
unkown Moth JillBlack 1 0 unkown Moth
Magpie Moth JillBlack 3 0 Magpie Moth
Little Log Cabin Bag Moth JillBlack 1 1 Little Log Cabin Bag Moth
Tropical armyworm caterpillar JillBlack 2 0 Tropical armyworm caterpillar
Moth JillBlack 4 0 Moth
Cabbage tree moth JillBlack 2 3 Cabbage tree moth
Lichen moth Max Gallagher 1 2 Lichen moth
Common Copper (female) Max Gallagher 5 1 Common Copper (female)
Puriri Moth JillBlack 7 2 Puriri Moth
Green mahoe moth Max Gallagher 0 4 Green mahoe moth
Spotting 1 0 Spotting
Red abmiral (Kahu Kura) 1 0 Red abmiral (Kahu Kura)
Common Blue JillBlack 1 0 Common Blue
Long-tailed Blue JillBlack 0 1 Long-tailed Blue
Puriri moth Wildchild 1 0 Puriri moth
pepe ma (white butterfly) 3 0 pepe ma (white butterfly)
Unknown moth JillBlack 2 0 Unknown moth
Northern Wattle Moth (Pepe Atua) JillBlack 2 1 Northern Wattle Moth (Pepe Atua)
Monarch chrysalis JillBlack 3 0 Monarch chrysalis
Monarch caterpillar JillBlack 1 2 Monarch caterpillar
Yellow Abmiral (kahukowhai) 3 1 Yellow Abmiral (kahukowhai)
monarch butterfly (kahuka) 1 0 monarch butterfly (kahuka)
Magpie moth kpcmccombs 3 2 Magpie moth
Cotton bollworm JillBlack 1 1 Cotton bollworm
Moth JillBlack 1 0 Moth
Monarch Butterfly lemon.michelle 2 1 Monarch Butterfly
Yellow Admiral lemon.michelle 1 4 Yellow Admiral
Tropical Grass Webworm JillBlack 2 0 Tropical Grass Webworm
Tropical Armyworm Moth JillBlack 2 1 Tropical Armyworm Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth JillBlack 0 3 Light Brown Apple Moth
Moth JillBlack 1 0 Moth
Eudonia bisinualis JillBlack 2 0 Eudonia bisinualis
Cutworm Moth JillBlack 1 4 Cutworm Moth
Moth JillBlack 1 0 Moth
Moth JillBlack 1 0 Moth
Geometrid Looper Moth JillBlack 4 2 Geometrid Looper Moth
Brown Evening Moth JillBlack 1 0 Brown Evening Moth
Swan Plant Moth JillBlack 1 1 Swan Plant Moth
Moth JillBlack 2 1 Moth
Moth JillBlack 1 0 Moth
Light Brown Apple Moth (female) JillBlack 1 3 Light Brown Apple Moth (female)
Male Light brown Apple moth JillBlack 1 1 Male Light brown Apple moth
Metalmark Moth JillBlack 2 3 Metalmark Moth
Monarch Butterfly JillBlack 3 1 Monarch Butterfly
Unknown Moth JillBlack 1 0 Unknown Moth
Moth JillBlack 0 0 Moth
Tropical Armyworm (Caterpillar) JillBlack 1 0 Tropical Armyworm (Caterpillar)
White Butterfly JillBlack 1 0 White Butterfly

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twolittletoddies Max Gallagher Sophie Mikey and Elijah DespinaTsafetopoulou
Wildchild BrettFallen JillBlack armadeus.4
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