Monday, August 17, 2009

Early stage of Junonia orithya wallacei (Blue Pansy)

Blue Pansy is the 2nd most common Pansy in Singapore and Peninsula Malaysia, they can usually be found on grassy patches in open areas.

The male is the prettier of the two sexes, where the hindwing is a bright blue with an orange-red subtornal ocellus. The female is brown on the upperside. The undersides of both sexes are a pale brown. Female with more blue at the hindwing has been reported & common in some regions like Australia.

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