These butterflies are found in Asia, India, South Africa and Australia and often called the blue pansy butterfly in other countries. On the outside these butterflies are a drab brown but when they open their wings, they have a multitude of brown and blue ‘eye spots’ and the males have a brilliant blue on their bottom wing. Their eggs take about 3 days to hatch into a hairy little caterpillar with long black ‘hairs’ covering it’s body. After about 18 days as a caterpillar, it forms a chrysalis and emerges as a butterfly 6 days later.
IUCN status: Unknown
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