Great Eggfly

(Hypolimnas bolina)

Great Eggfly
Native to: 

Southeast Asia. Found in parts or New Zealand, Japan, and Australia

Plant Association: 

Plants in the Acanthaceae and Malva families

Interesting Fact: 

The female great eggfly is very maternal and will guard the leaves where her eggs have been laid. She will carefully select leaves that do not have ants (which will eat her eggs) on them.

Photograph by: 
Anne Belmont