Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758) - Great Eggfly

Subspecies in India

(1) Hypolimnas bolina jacintha (Drury, 1773) – Oriental Great Eggfly
(2) Hypolimnas bolina bolina (Linnaeus, 1758) – Sunda Great Eggfly
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT13142
Andhra Pradesh11136333
Arunachal Pradesh321
Assam21131134211
Bihar11
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh621169151374
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi2262
Goa112
Gujarat211610121
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka761195151031212810
Kerala113641121675
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1211114711
Maharashtra12363212576758322424
Manipur
Meghalaya1312
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan111
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu1121213
Tripura21
Uttar Pradesh3244
Uttarakhand22321
West Bengal1425515314414
Total2718312624481141171471105758
Hypolimnas bolina jacintha - Phaulopsis imbricata(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Acantahceae). Alternanthera sessilis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Amaranthaceae). Sida rhombifolia (Kunte 2006) (Malvaceae). Portulaca oleracea (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Portulacaceae). Solanum torvum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Solanaceae). Elatostema cuneatum (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1910a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Laportea interrupta (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Urticaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji, K., R. Lovalekar, and J. A. Jacob. 2024. Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758) – Great Eggfly. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/hypolimnas-bolina, accessed 2024/06/17.