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Dark Blue Pansy

Junonia oenone


Junonia oenone is Nymphalid butterfly native to Africa. It is known as the Blue Pansy in southern Africa; however, the name Blue Pansy is used in India to describe Junonia orithya, and the name Dark Blue Pansy may be used to distinguish Junonia oenone. It appeared very dark, almost black, when flying.


This little butterfly was see all over the Mlawula Park feeding on the low lying wildflowers. Lovevelt grassland.

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1 Comment

pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Fyn for the fav... The colour on this butterfly was electric blue, the camera couldn't capture it unfortunately! But I loved seeing it. It was a very common sight in the Park.

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Lubombo Region, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014


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