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Blue Moon Butterfly

Hypolimnas bolina

Description:

The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina), also called the Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand or Common Eggfly,[1] is a species of nymphalid butterfly. Race bolina H. bolina is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 70–85 millimetres (2.8–3.3 in). The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.[2] [edit]Male The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots &two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots. [edit]Female The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male. The edges bear white markings which are similar to those of the Common Indian Crow.

Notes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hypoli...

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3 Comments

Ur welcome Jolly :)

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Thanks Agnes for the tip.

Great Eggfly :)

Jolly Ibañez
Spotted by
Jolly Ibañez

San Juan, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012

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