De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hypolimnas misippus (male)

I found this male Common Diadem in the NBG. Close by were the females ovipositing on purselane. So different are the males from the females that one could be forgiven for mistaking them for another species.The give away for this species is the blue sheen that can be seen in certain lighting in both sexes.
See also Hyoplimnas misippus : females.

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