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Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya


Junonia orithya is a nymphalid butterfly with many subspecies occurring from Africa, through southern and south-eastern Asia, and in Australia. In India its common English name is the Blue Pansy, but in southern Africa it is known as the Eyed Pansy as the name Blue Pansy refers to Junonia oenone. In Australia this butterfly is known as the Blue Argus.


This butterfly loves the open spaces like grassland with lots of wild flowers. It can also be found in populated and cultivated lands.

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shekainah d. alaban
shekainah d. alaban 11 years ago

its a male the female has the brown instead of blue.

Its a female.

duttagupta35504 11 years ago

I really want to see one of these one day... They're so pretty! I'm butterfly-crazy.

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 11 years ago

Beautiful butterfly Shekainah!

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 11 years ago

I this a male.

Masbate, Masbate, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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