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The Red Pierrot is a small but striking butterfly found in South Asia and South-East Asia. The Red Pierrots, often found perching on the Kalanchoe plant, are usually noticed due to their striking patterns and colors.

The butterfly has a wing span of 3 to 3.5 cm. The upper side of its wings are black except for a large orange portion of the lower edge of the hind wing.

On the underside, the forewing is white with black spots more toward the margin. The hind wing is very striking, it is white with black spots toward the base and the margin has a wide band of orange with white spots. There is a lot of variation found in the blacks spots on the hind wings.

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Red Pierrot, Sinhagad Forest Area
Red Pierrot, Sinhagad Forest Area
Red Pierrot underwings @ Ovala, Thane, Maharashtra

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