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Kiwi Scientists And Volunteers Launch Mission To Identify Unnamed New Zealand Butterflies

Friday, 27 May 2022, 9:50 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Can you imagine not having a name? Believe it or not, the majority of our butterflies have not yet been described! In fact, less than 50% of New Zealand’s insects have a scientific description at all. Scientific names are the key to understanding the ... More >>

Rare Morph Of Monarch Butterfly Found In NZ

Monday, 21 February 2022, 7:33 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Nivosus Megan Williams 2 and usual monarch An extremely rare form of monarch butterfly has been found in a Netherton, Waikato, garden... Not once, but two specimens, on the same day! The nivosus morph is extremely rare around the world wherever monarch ... More >>

Action Needed Now To Save NZ’s Butterflies

Sunday, 10 October 2021, 5:57 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Shocking statistics have been released by the UK wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation about the decline in the number of butterflies and moths in Britain. According to their Senior Surveys Officer, this year’s results show that the average number ... More >>

Where are the monarchs?

Monday, 30 December 2019, 8:58 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

A survey over recent weeks by the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust shows real concern for the health of NZ’s monarch butterfly population. More >>

Where are the monarchs?

Monday, 30 December 2019, 8:07 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

A survey over recent weeks by the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust shows real concern for the health of NZ’s monarch butterfly population. More >>

Are we losing butterfly species?

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:26 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Trustees of the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust endorse the call of Environment Commissioner, Simon Upton, for more cohesive data collection and knowledge about this country’s biodiversity. More >>

Tagging Monarchs

Sunday, 4 March 2018, 1:59 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

by Joan Fairhall, joan@monarch.org.nz Are you aware of the nationwide monarch tagging programme that’s been running for the past 12 years? More >>

Where are the monarch butterflies?

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 1:04 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

“Where are monarch butterflies overwintering,” she asks. “We have received reports of new locations this year but nothing from other parts of NZ. And in some parts of the country females are still laying eggs and caterpillars munching away.” More >>

Rare butterfly becomes a target

Monday, 5 December 2016, 9:30 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The search is on for the endangered native forest ringlet butterfly. More >>

Convenience food mentality affects monarchs

Monday, 21 September 2015, 10:05 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Monarch butterflies are suffering, not only from wasps and pesticide use, but also from a ‘convenience food mentality’ says the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust. More >>

Great lesser wanderer wonder!

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 9:44 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

Have you noticed any unusual caterpillars on your swan plant this season? Many people have found what looks like a monarch caterpillar but it has a ‘a third set of antennae’. More >>

Where are the Monarch butterflies?

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:42 pm | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

“Where are the Monarchs? That’s a question I’m hearing more and more every day these past few months,” said Jacqui Knight from the Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust. More >>

Wasps a Royal Pain

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:08 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust is concerned at the apparent scarcity of Monarch butterflies overwintering this year. More >>

Poisoned swan plants

Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:26 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust is warning all butterfly gardeners to be careful when buying plants for the most royal of butterflies, the Monarch. More >>

Great example of NZ butterfly habitat

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 9:33 am | Moths and Butterflies NZ Trust

The Moths and Butterflies New Zealand Trust is proud to announce that ‘Merriemont’ in Blockhouse Bay has been certified as being a great example of New Zealand butterfly habitat. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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