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Brown Pansy

Junonia hedonia ida

Description:

Nymphalidae; Nymphalinae; Nymphaliini; Junonia hedonia ida Cramer 1775. The following description is written about Junonia hedonia and not Junonia hedonia ida, the subspecies spotted here, but the description fits well to the ssp. "The upperside of the Chocolate Pansy is dark reddish brown with a series of prominent reddish ocelli on the hindwing. The butterfly flies in the usual gliding fashion of the Junonia species and can be observed basking in the sun with its wings opened" flat.http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist/showbutterfly/107 I would just like to add that I wrote in my own notebook (at the time I saw the Brown Pansy shown here) - "It seems to fly in short bursts of fluttering interspersed with long glides." and I remember thinking that this might be a way confusing any pursuing predator.

Habitat:

This Brown Pansy was spotted on plants in our front yard.

Notes:

General Info - http://www.butterflycircle.com/checklist... Confirmation of presence in Philippines - https://www.jungledragon.com/specie/1372... Pictures and Classification - https://philippinelepidopt.wixsite.com/b...

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 25, 2018
Submitted on May 14, 2022

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