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Brick red with narrow black border. Black dots on wings too.
We had stopped to refuel on the National Highway and I had just stepped out when I saw this butterfly on the weeds by the side of the highway.
When attacked it plays dead and secretes a foul-smelling yellowish fluid from glands in the joints of the legs. It is also distasteful to predators.