Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Butterfly. Sure.

At first glance, I thought it was a moth, for it had that slightly fuzzy look that I have always associated with moths. But I quickly learnt it was a butterfly - a Peacock Pansy (Junonia almana) to be precise.

It was totally concentrating on soaking up the early morning sun, I guess, because it did not mind me standing over it to take pictures. Guess I just got lucky!


Anonymous said...

This beautiful butterfly looks almost like one here. We have a name that is different from it and I have given you this link so you can see the one we have. A Buckeye.

Copy and paste into your browser.

LVISS said...


Lowell said...

Great and lovely photo. It looks like it has eyes in its wings.

Shantaram said...

@ Abe: Thank you - the buckeye is from the same family - Junonia - as the Pansy - and your photo is absolutely gobsmacking!

@ J Bar: It was a pleasure - one that I look forward to repeating!

@ lviss: Isn't it?

@ Jacob: Scared you? That's one use of the 'eyes', certainly!

Julie said...

What a wonderful butterfly. good eye. I am glad you enjoyed the tea at the Phoenician photos on my site. You would really enjoy the experience.

Shantaram said...

@ Julie: Thanks! Yes, I do hope I'll be able to feast there someday!