Story: European discovery of plants and animals

Butterflies (2nd of 3)

From George Hudson’s The butterflies and moths of New Zealand, this plate mainly features different species of copper butterflies. Cataloguing and describing species was the main focus of many early naturalists such as Hudson.

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Reference: G. V. Hudson, The butterflies and moths of New Zealand. Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn, 1928, Plate V.

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Naturalists: 1840s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/10966/butterflies (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by John Andrews, published 24 Sep 2007