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Harbour Butterfly List

The following is thought to be a complete list of all the Butterflies to have been recorded in Christchurch. If you know of any others, however, please contact us…

Large WhitePieris brassicae
Small WhiteArtogeia rapae
Green-veined WhiteArtogeia napi
Orange TipAnthocharis cardamines
Clouded YellowColias crocea
BrimstoneGonepteryx rhombi
Purple HairstreakQuercusia Quercus
Green HairstreakCallophrys rubi
Small CopperLycaena phlaeas
Brown ArgusAricia agestis
Chalkhill BlueLysandra coridon
Holly BlueCelastrina argiolus
Common BluePolyommatus icarus
Silver-studded BluePlebejus argus
PeacockInachis io
White AdmiralLimenitis Camilla
Red AdmiralVanessa atalanta
Painted LadyVanessa cardui
Small TortoiseshellAglais urticae
CommaPolygonum c-album
Silver-washed FritillaryArgynnis paphia
Dark Green FritillarySpeyeria aglaja
Marbled WhiteMelanargia galathea
GraylingHipparchia semele
Meadow BrownManiola Justina
RingletAphantopus hyperantus
GatekeeperPyronia tithonus
Small HeathCoenonympha pamphilus
Speckled WoodPararge aegeria
Wall BrownLasiommata megera
MonarchDanaus plexippus
Essex SkipperThymelicus Limeola
Small SkipperThymelicus sylvestris
Large SkipperOccludes venatus

Publications

We have a number of publications available including the current edition of The Birds of Christchurch Harbour.

Also, back issues from previous years and other goodies.

Publications

We have a number of publications available including the current edition of Birds of Christchurch Harbour

Also, back issues from previous years and other goodies.