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Hypolimnas bolina - is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 70–85 millimetres. It is a fairly common butterfly found in lightly wooded country, deciduous forests, thick and moist scrub, and the greener parts of human habitats. The upperside of the male wings is jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots, two on the forewing and one on the hindwing. These spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upperside of the hindwing bears a series of small white dots. The upperside 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.
Hypolimnas bolina - is commonly cound in Madagascar, Asia, and Australia. It inhabits lightly wooded deciduous forests, dense and humid scrublands, and the greener areas in human habitats. Primary hosts plant include Sida rhombifolia, Elatostemma cuneatum, Portulaca oleracea, Laportea interrupta, Triumfetta pentandra, and the Asystasia species.
This is a male Hypolimnas bolina which are commonly known as the great eggfly, common eggfly or the blue moon butterfly.