Story: Butterflies and moths



Kitsch butterflies such as these at Waitarere Beach, south of Foxton, are reasonably common in rural areas. In the New Zealand context it would be more appropriate if these adornments were moths – there are about 20 times as many native moth species as there are butterflies.

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Brian Patrick, 'Butterflies and moths - New Zealand’s butterflies and moths', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Brian Patrick, published 24 Sep 2007