Hypolimnas monteironis

Scarce Blue Diadem

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Nymphalinae”
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 1
Total Number of Pupae Received: 96
First Flown On: 09/13/06
Last Flown On: 01/08/21

Species Range:

  • “Africa”

Host plants:

  • Fleurya spp.
  • Urera spp.

Food Source

The adults nectar from flowers but will also nectar from rotting fruit, dung and tree sap.


This butterfly is rare to see but is found in dense forests.

Life history

Eggs are laid in clusters on the hostplants and the female will guard her eggs for several days.


This butterfly can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

Most of the Hypolimnas genera are mimetic of the Danaus but this species is not.