The Common Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina) is a common sight in my garden ... hence the name, I suppose! Whilst being such a common sight, I always marvel at it's beauty. Such a lovely tropical butterfly ... black with white, orange and blue spots.
Now ... I have to ask the question - How long do these butterflies live? I'm rather interested in the answer to this because I swear I have seen one of these butterflies around my garden for around six months now ... yes I mean the exact same individual!! How can I tell? Well have a look at the photos ... notice the poor tattered wing on the right side!
This photo was taken last November:
I think it's the exact same butterfly, what do you think?