Great Eggfly


  • Common Name : Great Eggfly
  • Scientific Name : Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 70-110mm
  • Colour : The iridescent, bluish white, egg shaped markings on the upperwing surface make the male of this species a handsome insect.
  • Habit : Found in open areas, forest clearings and paths. The male is highly territorial and patrols to and fro, chasing away any butterfly that comes into his territory.
  • Larval Host Plants : Portulaca oleracea, Abelmoschus sp., Barleria sp., Sida rhombifolia, Hibiscus sp. etc.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal