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Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya

Description:

Low flying, the adults occur in open areas, often sitting on bare ground. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory, driving away other butterflies that enter it. It moves quite fast.

Habitat:

Arunagiri forest park

Notes:

Junonia orithya is a nymphalid butterfly with many subspecies occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia. In India its common English name is the blue pansy, but in southern Africa it is known as the eyed pansy as the name blue pansy refers to Junonia oenone.[1][2] In Australia this butterfly is known as the blue argus

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pamsai
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pamsai

Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 17, 2015

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