Yep- another one on butterflies.
To be honest, I had never even heard of the Danaid Eggfly until I actually saw it this last weekend. I was quite drawn to it because of how the butterfly looked completely different- and I mean totally completely different when looked at from the top and when looked at from the inside. Almost like a person who has two completely different personalities.
When I did some research I also found that the females of this species come in different forms- some look like their male counterparts whereas others look like Tiger or Monarch butterflies (who incidentally are toxic to certain predators because of the alkaloids they eat when they are caterpillars- hence the interest in other species to mimic them so predators avoid them thinking “Ugh! Food poisoning”.
Oh and btw their scientific name is Hypolimnas Misippus.