The Great Eggfly

 Male Great Eggfly

Male Great Eggfly

Our Butterfly House is a popular destination for visitors. A common butterfly house resident is the Great Eggfly, a brush-footed butterfly found throughout southern Asia over to Australia in various wooded habitats.

It exhibits sexual dimorphism which means that the genders look different. Males have large white central spots on the hindwings overlaid with a bright blue. Females are duller in coloration, mostly black or dark brown and mimic species of crows a relative of the monarch.  Eggflies are fond of white-blossomed nectar plants.

The males are quite aggressive toward each other and can be seen chasing one another.

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