Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great Eggfly Butterfly ... Butterfly Conservatory...

great eggfly butterfly
The Great Eggfly Butterfly, Hypolimnas bolina, is also called the Blue Moon Butterfly and lives in the South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, and southeast Asia. It also lives in the Butterfly Conservatory of the American Museum of Natural History which is where this photo was taken in December, 2010. The upper side of the wings of the female is dark brown and the female does not have the spots (white circles) that the male, seen here, does.


  1. That's a beauty! If that conservatory were close by I couldn't stay away: I love butterflies!

  2. Beautiful details, light and DoF. Butterflies are so lovely!

  3. Butterflies always amaze me, Victoria. They're so delightfully quiet, in spite of how they flit from here to there so seemingly irradically. To think there is also a difference in color/design between the male and female totally stupefies me. Who would have thought!

  4. What a gorgeous butterfly! Perfectly taken!


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