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Danaid Eggfly male

Hypolimnas misippus


The Danaid Eggfly, Mimic, or Diadem (Hypolimnas misippus) is a widespread species of nymphalid butterfly. It is well known for polymorphism and mimicry. Males are blackish with distinctive white spots that are fringed in blue. Females are in multiple forms


Spotted in the hilly areas near Jog falls on Nov 13th around 11:05 AM

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Thanks a lot dcslaugh. The wiki information helped to identify it as male as it was full black. Credit should also go to one of my friend who helped to identify it

dcslaugh 5 years ago

very knowledgeable of you to know it was a male!

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jan 5, 2016
Submitted on Jan 5, 2016

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