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  Peacock Pansy

 

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A Peacock Pansy. On the upperside, its wings are rich orange-yellow, with buff outer margins. On the upper margin of the forewings there are short perpendicular bars, with lateral jet-black marginal lines.

 

Both the fore- and hindwings have large ocelli. The ones on the forewings are brownish and white-centred, with an outer black-buff ring.

 

  Peacock Pansy

 

  Peacock Pansy

 

The ocelli on the hindwings are dark orange, with a black-white outer ring and a white center as well as a larger, off-center black spot.

 

On the underside the wings are ochreous brown, with the same pattern as above, but much paler.

 

  Peacock Pansy

 

  Peacock Pansy

 

The antennae are dark brown with brownish-orange tips, whereas the head is orange-brown, and the thorax and abdomen are blackish, with orange-brown furry colouring. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

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