Hypolimnas deceptor

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Hypolimnas deceptor
In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Hypolimnas
Species: H. deceptor
Binomial name
Hypolimnas deceptor
(Doubleday, 1845)[1]
  • Diadema deceptor Trimen, 1873
  • Euralia kirbyi Butler, 1898
  • Hypolimnas deludens Grose-Smith, 1891
  • Euralia grandidieri Mabille, 1899

Hypolimnas deceptor, the deceptive eggfly or deceptive diadem, is a species of Hypolimnas butterfly found in southern Africa.[1]

Wingspan: 60–65 mm for males and 70–80 mm for females.[2]

Flight period is year round, peaking in late summer.[2]

Larval food is Fleurya capensis and Laportis peduncularis.[1][2]


  • H. d. deceptor (southern Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, South Africa: Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape)
  • H. d. deludens Grose-Smith, 1891 (central and south-western Madagascar)


  1. ^ a b c "Hypolimnas Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.