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Hypolimnas misippus (female) The elusive mimic, this female has taken on to resemble the common tiger Danaid eggfly,Geotagged,Hypolimnas misippus,India,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Hypolimnas misippus (female)

The elusive mimic, this female has taken on to resemble the common tiger

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''Hypolimnas misippus'', the Danaid eggfly, mimic, or diadem, 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 closely resemble the toxic butterflies ''Danaus chrysippus'' and ''Danaus plexippus''. They are found across Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Shubham Rathore
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By Shubham Rathore

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2017. Captured Aug 12, 2017 10:27 in Omnitech InfoSolutions, 1st Floor, Bulding No 17, Main Rd, Goutam Nagar, Badi Chowdi, Kachiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 501301, India.
  • Moto G (5)
  • f/2.0
  • 1/491s
  • ISO50
  • 3.59mm