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The Great Eggfly exhibits a rare example of maternal care in butterflies, known for guarding leaves where they have laid eggs.
Great Eggfly butterfly drinks nectar of tropical flowers
- : The Great Eggfly is a favorite in butterfly gardens, as they tend to be more likely to perch on a visitor’s shoulder. Why they exhibit this behavior is unknown.
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae
Place of Birth
Lightly wooded areas
Dark with striking blue spots (males) or yellow-edged wings (females)