Peacock Pansy Butterfly Junonia almana

Peacock Pansy Butterfly
Peacock Pansy Butterfly - face
The PEACOCK PANSY Butterfly, sometimes called the Buckeye in North America, is native to the Indian subcontinent. Both male and female are bright orange with strong "eye-spots" on each wing. The picture above right demonstrates how these eye-spots can resemble a face and startle a predator.
Peacock Pansy Butterfly
Peacock Pansy Butterfly
Peacock Pansy Butterfly
The colours fade in time giving a yellowish orange background. The side view is the "wet season" form with strong markings; in the dry season the colours are muted to merge with dead leaves.
Peacock Pansy Butterfly
Peacock Pansy Butterfly