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Varied Eggfly (male)

Hypolimnas bolina

Description:

Butterfly to 7cms at rest. When it landed it slowly and continuously fanned it wings for 30 secs and then flew off.

Habitat:

Spotted in my vegetable patch from my bedroom window.

Notes:

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. 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.

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8 Comments

17chszeman
17chszeman 8 years ago

I think those circles on the wings are actually blue violet in color

petricecat
petricecat 8 years ago

I have to say it again I love blue and this is a beautiful butterfly ever saw very pretty

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thank you Jared, dotun55, Maria and the lovely words of wisdom from Petrice.

PetriceFischer
PetriceFischer 8 years ago

I meant to say that God created not me so sorry for that mistype

PetriceFischer
PetriceFischer 8 years ago

So beautiful Blue is my favorite color so you can imagine how amazing I am at this butterfly so beautiful some think I created so beautiful

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

beautiful!

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Cool spotting

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Great spot Andrea!! Love the colours!

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Spotted on Dec 17, 2005
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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