Sunday 24 September 2023

Peacock Pansy

Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana, 美眼蛺蝶)

Some of these ochraceous beauties were around early last spring, when it was unseasonably warm. I have been seeing them again these past few weeks. Their English name is odd, while the Chinese 'beautiful eye butterfly' is more descriptive, something like 'tiger's eye' would have been more evocative.

Junonia almana