Natures Markings - Red Admiral Butterfly - NZ

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Gore, New Zealand

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Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 7.5"
Medium 18.0" x 11.3"
Large 24.0" x 15.0"
X large 30.0" x 18.8"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching


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Artist's Description

Such beautiful markings and vibrant colours with the sunlight. This Image has not been altered or saturated, I am amazed at how bright these butterfly are.
The New Zealand Red Admiral (Vanessa gonerilla) is a butterfly that is endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name is kahukura which means red cloak. The Red Admiral is a member of the family Nymphalidae, the sub-family Nymphalinae as well as the tribe Nymphalini. Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand, butterflies tend to be more highly regarded than moths because Butterflies are those charming ethereal creatures you see wafting by on bright sunny days. On the other hand, moths, being mostly nocturnal, are seldom seen. If you do happen to meet up with them, they are usually those little grey or brown jobs that end up in your soup when you are sitting around a campfire, or the thing that’s chewed holes in your best gear when you get it out for that special occasion. And of all the butterflies in New Zealand, the Monarch is probably the most highly regarded of all. It is a big beautiful orange, flies slowly, likes city gardens, and doesn’t eat your cabbages. So the Monarch is an excellent ambassador for getting people interested. Once you have fallen in love with the Monarch, and learn more about them, it is our hope that this interest will extend out to the other butterfly species of New Zealand, most of which are in far more danger than the Monarch. You might even find yourself seeing moths in a new light. After all, although there are some minor differences between moths and butterflies, both belong to the order of Lepidoptera. Many moths are beautiful in their own right. Best viewed large.
Information from:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Oct. 2010

Featured 15th June 2011

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