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Varied Eggfly (male)

Hypolimnas bolina


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


Spotted in my vegetable patch from my bedroom window.


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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17chszeman 8 years ago

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

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 8 years ago

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

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


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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