The Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus), is a medium sized butterfly (with a wingspan of about 70-85 mm) belong to family Nymphalidae. It is well known for polymorphism and mimicry. The Upperside of male is velvety dark brownish black, with two oval white patches, one on the forewing and the other on the hind wing. There is another smaller white patch below the apex of the forewing. These pitches are surrounded by blue or violet rings which extends towards the center of the white patches. The underside has a beautiful golden brown color, with white bands and spots on each wing. The underside wings have black wavy margins with white spots. The female of the species mimics the plain tiger. It's also known as the Diadem or False Tiger.
Danaid Eggfly Butterfly
|Male Danaid Eggfly Butterfly (Upperside)|
|Male Danaid Eggfly Butterfly (Underside)|
|Female Danaid Eggfly Butterfly|
|Female Danaid Eggfly Butterfly Caught by a Spider|