Dec 2, 2010

Brown Butterfly

Behold the Brown Butterfly upon my wall.
Its the Junonia lemonias, also known as the Lemon Pansy.




This is a common nymphalid butterfly found in gardens and wooded areas but isn't it rare to find it resting for a long while like this. And I caught it with my cam'm immediately! :D


You can see the big eye-spots as well as black and lemon-yellow spots and lines on the upperside of the wings. The underside is a dull brown, with a number of wavy lines and spots in varying shades of brown and black. 


Aren't the eye-spots like they've been carefully and beautifully painted onto its wings?


For more such Brown eye-candy check out the Thursday Challenge for fun and learning!
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