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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

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K and R. Lovalekar. 2020. Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758) – Great Eggfly. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/528/Hypolimnas-bolina
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