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This is a male of Great Eggfly (also called the Blue Moon Butterfly or Common Eggfly) that i found on the jack-fruit tree in my backyard. 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. The wingspan of this butterfly is about 75 mm.
- Spotted on the jack-fruit tree in my backyard. Usually, it can be found around the garden and bushes.
- This butterfly is from the Nymphalidae family. Thanks to Dilan Chathuranga for the ID.
* Kingdom: Animalia
* Phylum: Arthropoda
* Class: Insecta
* Order: Lepidoptera
* Family: Nymphalidae
* Genus: Hypolimnas
* Species: H. bolina
Spotted on Jun 11, 2014
Submitted on Jun 11, 2014
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