Kōrero: Butterflies and moths

Copper butterfly

Copper butterfly

This female copper butterfly rests on pōhuehue. These pretty butterflies are most often seen near the coast. Eggs are laid on the undersides of pōhuehue leaves, which is the larvae’s main food. Adults have a short, jerky flight.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10032088
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Patrick, 'Butterflies and moths - Species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10547/copper-butterfly (accessed 25 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Brian Patrick, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007