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The Great Eggfly is a black-bodied butterfly with a wingspan of about 70–85 mm. The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots & two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots.

The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male. The edges bear white markings which are similar to those of the Common Indian Crow.


Female Great Eggfly, Pench Tiger Reserve
Female Great Eggfly @ Bharana Naka, Khed, Maharashtra

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