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Peacock Pansy

Junonia almana


The genus Junonia comprises about 33 species, of which 11 occur in the Oriental region, including 6 in the Indian subcontinent - lemonias, orithya, hierta, iphita, atlites and almana. Junonia almana is distributed from India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines, and ranges south through the Malay archipelago to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Java.


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Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 12 years ago

I actually thought these wild flowers look very beautiful... didnt know they could be a menace!!! but anyways I used to live in Melbourne and I know the ecology is pretty fragile and it has been invaded by a lot of foreign species... hence the stringent customs check at the airports!!!!

Christiane 12 years ago

Beautiful butterfly and sitting on Spanish Flag or West Indian Lantana.. A bad weed here in Australia!

Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 12 years ago

Thank you Heather!! appreciate it!!!

HeatherMiller 12 years ago

That is the coolest picture I've seen all day.

ReannaDee 12 years ago

How lovely!

Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 12 years ago

thanx Dandoucette!! appreciate it!!!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

hey Kevin, check this site out, it might help you ID some of your butterflies

Kevin Kavi
Kevin Kavi 12 years ago

thank you :)

SheaEckert 12 years ago

You have some pretty amazing pics!!!!

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

So beautiful!

Kevin Kavi
Spotted by
Kevin Kavi

Goa, India

Spotted on Aug 31, 2010
Submitted on Jun 7, 2011

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