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Chocolate Pansy

Junonia iphita


One of the most common butterflies in Mumbai. When the dry season form closes its wings it looks like a dried leaf. Fiercely protective over territory. Family: Nymphalidae Wingspan measured at: 53mm


Wooded and urban areas, seen in bright sunlit areas but prefers more shaded places.


Caught in butterfly trap today at approximately 10:50.

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Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Nov 13, 2015
Submitted on Nov 13, 2015

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