Junonia orithya madagascariensis - Eyed pansy

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Junonia orithya

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note: Flies throughout the year. Sporadic and less common than Precis (Junonia) oenone and P.(J.) hierta cebrene.
Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa as far as KwaZulu-Natal.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
AcanthaceaeHygrophila (Food plant)
Larval food (by plant species):
AcanthaceaeThunbergia alata (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Junonia orithya madagascariensis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400530, retrieved 15 April 2024

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