Peacock Pansy

(Junonia almana)

PHOTO: Peacock pansy butterfly
Native to: 

India and Sri Lanka to the Philippines, and ranges south through the Malay archipelago to Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and Java

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on Asteracantha, Hygrophila, Barleria, Osbeckia, Alternanthera, Mimosa, Vandellia, Antirrhinum and Plantago.

Interesting Fact: 

This butterfly is usually seen in twos and threes, though when approached, they often flit rapidly away and out of reach.