The Hypolimnas bolina, known as the Common Eggfly or Varied Eggfly Butterfly, is indeed a very common sight in gardens here. Although I have to admit that I've been seeing quite a few females lately and not many males!
The females are such lovely creatures, but there are literally two sides to them. No, I'm not talking personality ... I'm talking about the markedly different colours on the upper and undersides of the female's wings.
The upper sides of her wings are black with white spots and orange patches.
But the underside is decidedly brown with a whitish band crossing the wing and little white spots at the edges. I've often wondered about the reason for this.
I'm joining Mary for her Mosaic Monday meme.