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

Its a female.

duttagupta35504 9 years ago

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

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 9 years ago

Beautiful butterfly Shekainah!

Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 9 years ago

I this a male.

Masbate, Masbate, Philippines

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

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