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Peacock Pansy

Junonia almana


The Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in South Asia. It exists in two distinct adult forms, which differ chiefly in the patterns on the underside of the wings; the dry-season form has few markings, while the wet-season form has additional eyespots and lines. The adult butterfly has a wingspan of 54–62 mm (2.1–2.4 in),[1] and exhibits seasonal polyphenism.


J. almana is found in India and South East Asia, and eastwards to China and Japan.

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Siliguri, India

Spotted on Nov 21, 2011
Submitted on Oct 2, 2012

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