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Hypolimnas bolina nerina. A large butterfly. It is predominately black with Blue and white circles on fore and hindwings.
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Collected by Ken Fox 1980
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.
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