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Danaid eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)

Danaid eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus) is a species of animal in the Nymphalidae, a butterfly known for its polymorphism and mimicry, the male is blackish in color with distinctive white plots bordered by blue, the female is in various forms that include a male while others are very similar to poisonous butterfly.

H. misippus has a black body with white dots or stripes and is hairy. A pair of long antennae, hammer at the end and black and white color. The legs have a black and white color. The belly is black with white stripes. Males have black backs and females are black and white.

Dlium Danaid eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)

Males have upperside wings with brownish black velvet. The forewings have an oval, white and wide plot. The plot is smaller near the top. All plots are bordered by blue colors which are only visible at certain angles. The hind wings have larger white patches. Some of the white spots along the tornus and the edges are white and black.

Males have underside forewings for a dark brown base with two plots in white bordered by black and several small plots in front and behind, along the border has white lines. The hind wing has a light brown color with a large white plot and several small plots along the border have white stripes.

Females are very polymorphic. The first shape is brownish yellow top, rib-colored front, apical half of the wing and black termen. The second form is to have hind wing discs on both the top and bottom sides of a white color. The third form is to have a series of oblique on the front, yellowish elongated spots and the center of the apical area is brownish-black.

The larvae are cylindrical, black with dark black dorsal stripes, bound transversely with small, transverse pale brown spots. Legs and head are brick red. The head is equipped with two long and thick spines. The diet includes Portulaca oleracea and Asystasia lawiana. The pupa is pendulous, short and thick, light brown.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Junoniini
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: Hypolimnas misippus



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