Hypolimnas bolina Tropical Asia 8 pupae

Hypolimnas bolina Tropical Asia 8 pupae
Availability: March
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Description

Hypolimnas bolina Tropical Asia. 

When explorers first encountered this butterfly they were hugely excited by the iridescent blue and white markings. This is indeed one of the most beautiful tropical butterflies, even though quite widespread and common. The larvae are reported to accept stinging nettle as a foodplant.

The female is larger than the male, with different patterning in blue, white and orange on black.