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Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya minagara

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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
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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