Sunday, March 4, 2012

Danaid Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas misippus) Male, Sumatra Indonesia




Photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This butterfly is called Mimic Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus). It has dark color with large white spots at the upper wings. At those large white spots, the veins are clearly can be seen as the dark lines over those white spots. The under side of wings are colored light brown at the basal, broad white marks at the discal, brown color at the post discal with some small withe spots at the interspace. This butterfly is from the family of Nymphalidae under genus of Hypolimnas.

Taxonomy: 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Super famili : Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: H. misippus
Binomial name : Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764)

Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypolimnas_misippus

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