The Eggflies and DiademsAndrew V. Z. Brower
- Hypolimnas alimena
- Hypolimnas anomala
- Hypolimnas antevorta
- Hypolimnas anthedon
- Hypolimnas antilope
- Hypolimnas aubergeri
- Hypolimnas bartelotti
- Hypolimnas bolina
- Hypolimnas chapmani
- Hypolimnas deceptor
- Hypolimnas deois
- Hypolimnas dexithea
- Hypolimnas dimona
- Hypolimnas dinarcha
- Hypolimnas diomea
- Hypolimnas euploeoides
- Hypolimnas macarthuri
- Hypolimnas mechowi
- Hypolimnas misippus
- Hypolimnas monteironis
- Hypolimnas octocula
- Hypolimnas pandarus
- Hypolimnas pithoeka
- Hypolimnas salmacis
- Hypolimnas usambara
Hypolimnas is a widespread Old World tropical genus, with several very widely-distributed species. Some species are markedly sexually dimorphic, with the females mimicking Danaus chrysippus and other unpalatable species. In other species, both sexes are Batesian mimics of various danaines.
Hypolimnas bolina is also of interest as one of a few butterfly species that are known to be infected with male-killing Wolbachia (Dyson et al. 2002; Mitsuhashi et a. 2004).
- Vernacular Names: The Eggflies and Diadems
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