Thursday, 3 October 2013

DESKTOP 63 - BUTTERFLY

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 appear like the toxic Danaus chrysippus and Danaus plexippus butterfles. They are found across Africa, Asia, and Australia.

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3 comments:

  1. wow, that´s a beauty. Interesting info you give. Must be hard to ID if they have many looks. :)

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  2. Exactly, we have much this butterfly in africa, But i things we have not much here all soort butterflies, in belgium(poor) than in Africa.

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