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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rare forest ringlet butterflies found on Little Barrier Island

A population of rare native butterflies has been found on Little Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Rats and wasps have reduced the forest band to only small pockets around the country.

Moths and Butterflies Trust spokeswoman Jacqui Knight says five Butterflies were seen on the same day, and it's clue to what predators are wiping out the popular insect's numbers.
Now that we found it is in good numbers on great barrier we are thinking it could be rats and wasps.

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