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Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya

Description:

It is seen on path ways flying in the company of humans until they pass their territory. It is most active at the hottest time of the day. They are extremely difficult to approach, flying away rapidly when approached. It has a very direct and a swift flight but is very territorial and remains within a limited area. They are also extremely pugnacious, intercepting any insect that dares to intrude in to their space.

Habitat:

This species flies all over the island but is more common at moderate elevations such as elevations of 1000 feet. It generally inhabits dry, arid areas with short grass and rocks.

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23 Comments

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

beautiful!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Noel!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Very nice!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks J! Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow, wonderful!!!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Splendid!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks namitha!

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thank you Gerardo and patty!

patty
patty 8 years ago

Beautiful butterfly Nuwan; its colors are magnificent. Maybe you can also include it in the "Blue in nature" mission. Greetings =)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

A beauty great spot !

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Toshimi!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Very nice!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Sandra!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

lovely

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thank you Yuko, Satyen, Sachindra and Leuba !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

The linear coloured markings on the black patches look like a pair of eyes - cat's, maybe ? Really beautiful, Nuwan.

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 8 years ago

EPIC!!! wow!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful pic Nuwan!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Thanks Jopy!

Jopy
Jopy 8 years ago

beautiful butterfly, very nice colours! :)

NuwanChathuranga
Spotted by
NuwanChathuranga

Kandy CP, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on May 3, 2013

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