Kōrero: Butterflies and moths

Tussock butterfly (2 o 3)

Tussock butterfly

Found in South Island tussock country, the tussock butterfly (Argyrophenga antipodum) is familiar to anyone who ventures into the Otago and Southland hills. The male is slightly larger than the female, and the patches on its wings are reddish brown, while those on the female’s are a light yellow. This specimen is in the Murchison Mountains, Fiordland.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031022
Photograph by Rod Morris

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brian Patrick, 'Butterflies and moths - Habitat and ecological roles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10535/tussock-butterfly (accessed 30 May 2020)

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