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Common Eggfly, Great Eggfly, Blue Moon Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: bolina

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Bottenwil,

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Member Notes:

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Neutral nifty413 On Dec 7, 2006, nifty413 from Garland, TX
(Zone 8a) wrote:

Colors determined by gender; females sport brown and white tones with no blue on uppersides; males have the distinctive "blue moon" markings on near black background on uppersides.

Positive debnes_dfw_tx On Mar 21, 2008, debnes_dfw_tx from Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a) wrote:

Also known as Blue Moon Butterfly in New Zealand, and Common Eggfly many other places.
These beauties fly Madagascar in the west, through to South, Southeast Asia, South Pacific islands (French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu) and also occur in parts of Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

They breed on Fleuria interrupta, Sida rhombifolia, Elatostemma cuneatum, Portulaca oleracea, Laportea interrupta, Triumfetta pentandra, and Asystasia species as larval hosts.


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