Hypolimnas misippus misippus: Jacintha Eggfly Butterfly

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^ How to correctly handle a butterfly [Jacintha Eggfly/Hypolimnas misippus 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 that include male like forms while others closely resemble the toxic butterflies Danaus chrysippus and Danaus plexippus. They are found across Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Photos: Pasir Ris Park and Nature Reserve, Singapore [20160312]

Source: Wikipedia


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