$10 reward for white butterflies

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The Department of Conservation has put a bounty on the heads of the great white butterfly.
DOC has issued a $10 reward for each great white butterfly that is caught in the Nelson region during the school holidays.
The offer is open to both children and adults are DOC are encouraging people to catch and kill the butterflies and bring them in to claim their bounty.
Conservation Minister Nick Smith says the butterflies are a threat to endangered native plants, as well as plants like cabbage and broccoli.
Female great white butterflies can lay as many as 750 eggs. that means that everyy butterfly killed potentially stops up to 750 more butterflies hatching.
DOC says that if you catch a butterfly it should be put in a jar or sealed plastic bag and and  dropped off to the department’s Nelson office on weekdays between September 30 and October 11.

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