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Butterflies and Moths
of New Zealand

Brian Parkinson and Brian Patrick
Reed
$NZ16.95

BUTTERFLIES are always welcome in the garden - unless they are the nasty white cabbage butterfly!

New Zealand has fewer than 30 named butterflies, some of which are very occasional trans-Tasman visitors - and some 2000 moths, a number that is constantly being revised upwards.

This book shows some of the variety of New Zealand's large and diverse moth fauna, along with a number of gems that often go unnoticed.

You would have to be pretty enthusiastic about butterflies to want to add this little guide to your gardening library. Nonetheless, such is the charm of these flying beauties that it could come in very handy for identifying visitors to your garden.

Weekend Gardener, Issue 94, March 14-27, 2002, Page 28

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

Weekend Gardener


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