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Several variations of mycalesis perseus.
Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.
This is a very difficult butterfly to Identify for two reasons (from Wikipedia): Firstly, the differences between the male and female ocelli, where the posterior or rear most ocelli on the fore wing is larger in the female. Secondly, the shade of brown varies with the season, as does the size of the ocelli. In the wet season the ocelli are larger and more distinct. Unfortunately, I did not collect images throughout the year, something that I will endeavor to do over the coming year and also make a note of the season changes. One thing that has not been published, is how long it takes for the ocelli pattern to change. Update - 4 images deleted, one image added. Thanks to AgnesAdiqueTalavera for ID help.