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 Islands13142
Andhra Pradesh11135323
Arunachal Pradesh32
Assam1131134211
Bihar11
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh621159141374
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi2262
Goa12
Gujarat21161012
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka7497511928759
Kerala1244121675
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1117511
Maharashtra8252112475849312221
Manipur
Meghalaya1312
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan11
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu21213
Tripura21
Uttar Pradesh3134
Uttarakhand231
West Bengal1224515313314
Total191225202142102104124965154
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.

 
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Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758) – Great Eggfly. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/hypolimnas-bolina, accessed 2022/10/02.