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Butterfly to 7cms at rest. When it landed it slowly and continuously fanned it wings for 30 secs and then flew off.
Spotted in my vegetable patch from my bedroom window.
Male: The upper side of the wings are jet black, offset with three pairs of white spots & two on the forewing and one on the hind. These white spots are surrounded by purple iridescence. In addition, the upper side of the hind wing bears a series of small white dots. Female: The upper side of the wings of the female is a brownish black and does not have any spots like those of the male.
Spotted on Dec 17, 2005
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013
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