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Winter Copper Lycaena 'canterbury common copper'

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butterfly4

Date

August 1, 2020 02:38 PM NZST

Description

sunbathing on grasses and feeding on yarrow flowers nearby beside scrambling pohuehue - the larval hostplant. In perfect condition

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butterfly4

Date

February 5, 2020 05:19 PM NZDT

Description

Set of six NZ Daphne moth stamps based on my images. Collectors Pack and limited Edition book produced by NZ Post also.:
From top left: Notoreas blax; N. casanova; N. edwardsi; N. casanova; Bottom left: Notoreas "Wellington Coast" & N. "Kaitorete Spit"

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butterfly4

Date

March 8, 1986

Description

Gem Lake 1440m Umbrella Mts in wetland; common locally

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Date

April 20, 2002

Description

Old Man Range - southern end @ 1360m

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March 6, 1997

Description

Takitimu Mts 1100m at dusk - many males active

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Date

February 15, 1996

Description

Mt Cardrona at 1520m flying by sunny day over snowbank. Several males and one brachypterous female

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Winter Copper Lycaena 'canterbury common copper'

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butterfly4

Date

July 3, 2020 11:36 AM NZST

Description

Sunbathing on grasses beside area of scrambling pohuehue growing over saltmarsh ribbonwood beside busy road! An undescribed copper in the common copper group that emerges as adults in every month of the year!

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Winter Copper Lycaena 'canterbury common copper'

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butterfly4

Date

July 3, 2020 11:36 AM NZST

Description

Sunbathing on grasses beside area of scrambling pohuehue growing over saltmarsh ribbonwood beside busy road! An undescribed copper in the common copper group that emerges as adults in every month of the year!

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Muehlenbeckia Stem Gall Moth Morova subfasciata

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butterfly4

Date

July 6, 2020 01:31 PM NZST

Description

Exit hole of adult moth which is day-flying; on large-leaved pohuehue

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Muehlenbeckia Stem Gall Moth Morova subfasciata

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butterfly4

Date

July 6, 2020 01:30 PM NZST

Description

Large number on Muehlenbeckia australis vines - some fresh - some emerged

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butterfly4

Date

September 12, 1985

Description

Garvie Mts @ 1500m male reared from case larvae in grassland-herbfield

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butterfly4

Date

December 14, 1986

Description

Three Sisters sand dune; caterpillars found on Pimelea lyallii and reared to produce new species of noctuid - Meterana nsp. aff. meyricci. also found at Mason Bay, Stewart Island and Tautuku Beach, The Catlins and on Codfish Island.

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butterfly4

Date

January 8, 1987

Description

Large, diurnal geometrid over bare rock and sparse herbfield on Eyre Mts

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butterfly4

Date

January 8, 1987

Description

Fully grown caterpillar of D. hectori on small speargrass species

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butterfly4

Date

January 8, 1989

Description

St Marys Range; sunbathing on Awakino skifield road at 1400m; diurnal

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butterfly4

Date

March 1, 1980

Description

Common diurnal geometrid over sphagnum wetlands; larvae on Empodisma

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Date

December 6, 1986

Description

Flagstaff Hill, Dunedin 650m; diurnal in snow tussock-herbfield area; locally abundant

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Date

December 4, 1982

Description

Maungatua summit 900m; larvae on Pimelea. Locally common flying by day in open herbfield-grassland

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butterfly4

Date

October 30, 1988

Description

several males flying on sunny day over lichen-encrusted schist tors near Sutton, Strath Taieri, Otago.

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butterfly4

Date

December 5, 1988

Description

Adults in Mason Bay sand dunes with caterpillars feeding on Pimelea lyallii

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butterfly4

Date

February 5, 2020 03:58 PM NZDT

Description

Part of Daphne moth set issued by NZ Post Feb 2020

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Winter Copper Lycaena 'canterbury common copper'

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butterfly4

Date

Missing Date

Description

two females in perfect condition sunbathing in this wonderful habitat with abundant pohuehue for their caterpillars. Living up to its new common name and flying in Mid-Winter in Christchurch!

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Copper Butterflies Genus Lycaena

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butterfly4

Date

Missing Date

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The three coppers - Lycaena species - found on roadsides in this area of Mid-Canterbury over the summer months on roadside pohuehue

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butterfly4

Date

June 9, 2020

Description

Larval mines common on pohuehue Muehlenbeckia australis on roadside clumps of vines

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butterfly4

Date

December 4, 2010 03:20 PM NZDT

Description

1420m on Old Man range flying by day

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March 9, 2011 03:05 PM NZDT

Description

at 1380m in cushion wetland on Old Man Range, Central Otago; diurnal and locally numerous

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Date

December 25, 2014 08:51 PM NZDT

Description

Diurnal in the summit herbfield of Mount Herbert, Banks Peninsula - its new northern distributional limit; 800-900m

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butterfly4

Date

December 25, 2014 08:53 PM NZDT

Description

Mt Herbert summit herbfield; new diurnal geometrid at 850-900m

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butterfly4

Date

October 23, 2014 12:51 PM NZDT

Description

Diurnal geometrid with caterpillars on various speargrass species

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What

Alpine Shield Bug Hypsithocus hudsonae

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butterfly4

Date

February 13, 1997 02:33 PM NZDT

Description

several of this large flightless and Threatened black high alpine bug on cushion plants at 2000m

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