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Great Eggfly – Hypolimnas bolina (female)

The Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina), also called the Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand or Common Eggfly, is a species of nymphalid butterfly.
Hypolimnas bolina is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 70–85 millimetres (2.8–3.3 in). The species has a high degree of sexual dimorphism. The female is mimetic with multiple morphs.
The upper side 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.
Source: Wikipedia

Featured in GEMS on April 28/2011

My greatest passion in photography is to capture the wonderful Butterfly. I hope you will enjoy my photos of Butterflies as much I do to watch them and to catch their beauty with my photographs. My camera is a Canon EOS 350D with a Canon Close-Up lens 250D. Thank you so much for your visit, the kind comments, the great support and the Love for Butterflies!
Butterfly Kisses, Johanna

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreameralmost 4 years ago

    Super stunning image Johanna!! I love it! XXSUEXX

  • robmac
    robmacalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot Johanna these are such a variable butterfly there are hardly two the same

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for the feature in your wonderful group.

    – Lepidoptera

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 3 years ago


  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats on your feature!

  • Lepidoptera
    Lepidopteraover 3 years ago

    Thank you All so much for the visit & kind support!

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