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Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya minagara


Male (pictured) about 2.5cm (1") black, white and orange forewing. Dorsal surface of the hind wing is a striking royal blue with two orange and black eye-spots on each. The leading edge of the fore wing is white as are antenna.


Found in gardens near Kelimutu National Park on Flores Island below the volcanos. Flying low over the ground and setting occasionally.


This one is a sub species called minagara found in Java, through the Indonesian archipelago. From a large sub family of Nymphalinae called True Brushfoots.

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1 Comment

triggsturner 2 years ago

Thank you Polilla. The blue just glowed in the sunshine.

Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Lat: -8.75, Long: 121.85

Spotted on Mar 9, 2016
Submitted on May 8, 2016

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