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Hypolimnas bolina- Thanks to Chris.

Hypolimnas bolina- Thanks to Chris.
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Butterflies of Malaysia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 5:18
Viewed: 2905
Points: 10
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Hypolimnas bolina or Varied Eggfly (
(Varied eggfly, Common eggfly, Blue moon)
Hypolimnas bolina
Common name(s)
Varied eggfly, Common eggfly, Blue moon
Main colour(s)
Distinctive feature
Wingspan 76/86 mm
The larvae of this species feed on a variety of weedy herbs particularly ones in the Acanthaceae and Amaranthaceae as well some others are recorded such as Synedrella nodiflora, Sida acuta and Sida rhombifolia. Mature larvae 52-55 mm long, body dark brown or black with yellow lines, several reddish brown spines present; head orange brown with 2 long black spines. Adults black with a large white central spot bordered by iridescent purplish-blue on each wing; lower surface basically brown with spots and bands which may be white or orange-brown.
Again, thanks a lot to Chris for identifying this butterfly for me. May God bless you.

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Hi Foozi

Its a Varied Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

Good shot
Good diagonal composition, DOF and sharpness.


Hello Foozi, perfect shot of this beauty. TFS. Regards,

Hello Foozi..Black beauty ....Clour and patten look perfect...Information and composition very good...Thanks to share...Kind regards, Leyla

Awesome post of a real beauty MF Foozi. it looks wonderfully focused against the bussy background. I quite like the crop with the diagonal composition.


salam akhi Foozi
what a beautiful butterfly with fantastic colored wings. you nicely captured it in diagonal composition and nice focus. dorsal POV and colors great. nicely composed and presented with good notes. thanks for sharing.
all the best

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