An endemic egg-fly from Sulawesi

I chased this butterfly for quite a while before it settled down on a leaf and let me take a photograph!  I did not know what it was at the time, but subsequently discovered that it is a species which is endemic to Sulawesi called Hypolimnas diomea Hewitson, 1861.  William C. Hewitson being the gentleman who…

A multi-frocked courtesan!

What stands out most about this butterfly are its bright yellow eyes.  I don’t know what function the yellow has, if any, but it offers a beautiful contrast to the black, white and brown colours of the rest of the butterfly.  I’m not sure how it got its name: The Courtesan (Euripus nyctelius) .  It may…