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Winter Butterfly

Yellow Admiral (Kahukowhai)

Yellow Admiral (Kahukowhai)

A few days ago I was wandering through Chalmers Reserve, Avondale, when I came across this Yellow Admiral (kahukowhai) – only the second time ever that I saw one of them in the wild. About 5cm wingspan, this one was feeding on a hebe (koromiko), just long enough for me to grab a shot. These butterflies are native to New Zealand (and Australia and pacific islands), requiring nettles as food plant for their larvae.

1 Comment

  1. William Kendall

    Quite a beauty!

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