The Dark Blue Pansy Butterfly (Junonia oenone) is an African Nymphalid butterfly that likes open areas and forests.
The Dark Blue Pansy Butterfy is small with rounded wings. Its wings are black with white markings and blue spots. Its hind wings have a blue spot. The underside of the wings is brown with white markings. It has two white antennae.
Its wingspan is 4-5 centimetres (1.5-2 inches) across.
When it lands on the ground, the Dark Blue Pansy Butterfly looks like the pansy flower.
The larvae (caterpillar) is dark brown with tiny blue and white spots on its back.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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