Oh so sweet... Chocolate Pansy
Explored: 11/05/08 #485
This shot is part of a series of my final tribute to these amazing winged creatures taken on the closing of the Wings of Fancy Butterfly Exhibit at Brookside Gardens last September 21st. The Exhibit will open back on May 5, 2009.
Above butterfly is a Chocolate Pansy - Precis Iphata butterfly
The Chocolate Pansy is rather common in Singapore, and occasionally several individuals are observed frolicking in bright sunny grassy spots. It can be found in the nature reserves as well as in urban and suburban areas.
This species is found in Singapore and southern Johore only, being replaced by the drab-coloured Junonia iphita horsfieldi (Chocolate Soldier) in most parts of Malaysia.