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Yellow Admiral - Kahu Kowhai

Vanessa itea

Description:

A native butterfly to New Zealand. http://nzbutterfly.info/resident/yellow-...

Notes:

I saw this lovely (if battered) butterfly visit our garden. It was very fond of this pink Helichrysum. I know they lay their eggs on stinging nettle (very clever of them really) so I hunted out the nettles growing on our property and was pleased to find this caterpillar there. Next year I might try and cultivate more nettles as this and other natives are welcome visitors to our garden.

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marycaughley
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marycaughley

Gisborne, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 30, 2012
Submitted on Jan 30, 2012

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