Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Junonia
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
hierta
Sub Species
cebrene
NOTES

A medium sized butterfly which often sits on the ground with open wings. Males establish and patrol territories. The larvae feed on Justicia and Chaetacanthus plants among others.


AUTHORITY
(Fabricius, 1798)
Sub Author
(Trimen, 1870)
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The bright blue spots on the wings make this butterfly very noticeable
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Yellow pansy
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Often seen resting with its wings open along roadways in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Junonia cerebrene
Papilio hierta



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