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Hypolimnas bolina nerina. A large butterfly. It is predominately black with Blue and white circles on fore and hindwings. This specimen is fixed upside down so you see the underside which is brown with white markings.
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Collected by P. PECKHAM 1995
Species described by Linnaeus 1758.
This species is from Australia often blown over to NZ by the wind. The butterflies have never been known to breed in NZ even though the caterpillars food plant grows here.
Accession No
A100.018

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