Insect and Bug ID forum: A butterfly to be IDd

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 10, 2014 4:12 AM CST
This beauty flew in for a brief stop and luckily I was in a photo-session in the garden. Which is this? It is nectaring on a French Marigold.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Nov 10, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Hi Dinu,
I think this may be it...The Common Leopard butterfly... http://www.indianaturewatch.net/view_cat.php?cat_id=4&page=2

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flaflwrgrl
Nov 10, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Looks like Tara hit the nail on the head. Great sleuthing Tara!
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Nov 10, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 27, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Just wanted to be assured... is this one a Great Eggfly?
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Thanks Terraf - it is Leopard indeed. I hadn't seen it in my yard or anywhere before. First time visitor.
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JRsbugs
Nov 27, 2014 12:25 PM CST
The photo of Great Eggfly on the site Tara linked to does look very much like yours Dinu, however you should research other sites to see if the photo is correctly identified.

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=502455

I haven't found any Hypolimnas bolina which look the same as yours although it's similar.

http://www.ccs-hk.org/DM/butterfly/Nymphal/Hypolimnas-bolina...

However, butterflies do vary from location to location, it does appear to be Hypolimnas bolina, I found another which matches although it's darker .. (the link I had doesn't show!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_butterflies_of_India_(N...)

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 28, 2014 4:21 AM CST
Some portion of the upper side of the wing is visible and from that, we can see that it is the female of the Great Eggfly. I think there was one male also with those brighter markings on its upper wing but it did not sit and ask me to photograph. It flew away. Thanks JRB. I just recalled that I had got that id-ed on DG and even posted both male and female butterflies which came to my yard, sometime ago. I link here the female - I have a collage in that group showing both M & F: http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/13387/
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