Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Hypolimnas
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
misippus
NOTES

The female of this butterfly looks totally unlike the male and mimics the golden daniad. A strong flier. The larvae eat various herbs.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The male of this species has striking iridescent black and white wings while the female is orange in colour
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
The mimic
Butterfly
Diadem
Habitat
NOTES: Occasionally seen resting on roadways in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio misippus



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