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Kahukowhai (yellow admiral)

Vanessa itea

Description:

I found the butterfly under my couch, while I was cleaning. I thought it was dead, but it opened it's wings, as soon as the light struck it...I placed it in a plastic container and looked around the garden for a nice sunny spot, protected from the wind (it's very windy up here). When I came back to check it, half an hour later, it wasn't there...I hope it's OK :)

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16 Comments

Done, dear @JillBlack :)

JillBlack
JillBlack 7 years ago

Despina please consider adding your wonderful spotting to the NZ moths and butterflies mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1714...

Thanks, @OnengDyah :)

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 7 years ago

Pretty..

Dear @BrettFallen, I want to see an NZ red admiral too, I've seen too many yellow ones (although I really adore them!)

Thanks @JillBlack, I really like the yellow admiral butterflies, and I saw several this year :)

BrettFallen
BrettFallen 7 years ago

Nice find. I been keeping an eye out for one of those

JillBlack
JillBlack 7 years ago

Beautiful series Despina I love the colours

Lol, @Cammie (and I only clean once a week, under and behind my couch, so that butterfly was very lucky!)

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 7 years ago

How wonderful! I wish I found butterflies under my couch. I'd probably clean more often. Lol

Dear @Kunzah, I am still wondering on how did it came inside the house, and why was it under the couch... Anyway, I let it go, and I hope it's fine :)

Thank you dear, @ShannaB, I did my best :)

¬°muchas gracias por tu comentario @Harsuame :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

What a strange place to find a butterfly.
Nice spotting!

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Great rescue! : )

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Preciosos colores::

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 7, 2012

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