Butterflies of New Zealand

Butterflies native and introduced, found in the wild in New Zealand.

Note: the classifications of NZ copper butterflies is currently being revised, and the old names here may no longer be relevant.

New Zealand red admiral 1
Vanessa gonerilla gonerilla
Chatham Islands Red Admiral 2
Vanessa gonerilla ida
Yellow Admiral 3
Vanessa itea
Boulder Copper 4
Lycaena boldenarum
Common Copper 4
Lycaena salustius
Glade Copper 1
Lycaena feredayi
Rauparaha's Copper 5
Lycaena rauparaha
Common Grass Blue 6
Zizina labradus
Blue Butterfly 7
Zizina otis labradus
Long-tailed Blue 8
Lampides boeticus
Southern Blue 9
Zizina oxleyi
Blue Moon Butterfly 10
Hypolimnas bolina nerina
Black Mountain Ringlet 9
Percnodaimon merula
Butler's Ringlet 11
Erebiola butleri
Forest Ringlet 12
Dodonidia helmsii
Common Tussock 5
Argyrophenga antipodum
Harris's Tussock 13
Argyrophenga harrisi
Janita's Tussock 9
Argyrophenga janitae
Monarch Butterfly 14
Danaus plexippus
Cabbage White 15
Pieris rapae
Large White Butterfly 16
Pieris brassicae
Australian Painted Lady 17
Vanessa kershawi

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