Saturday, August 30, 2014

Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana)


English : Peacock Pansy
Binomial Name : Junonia almana
J. almana is a butterfly distributed in all geographical areas of Sri Lanka. Apart form Sri Lanka , this butterfly can be seen in other South Asian countries. Adult of this butterfly exists in two forms. They are namely dry season and wet season form. Eye like markings on upper side of this butterfly is used to deceive predators by appearing as a dangerous animal.

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