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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 is commonly seen on open areas and loves to bask on sunny areas. Light forest and cultivated land where host plants are abundant.
Spotted on Jul 12, 2014
Submitted on Jul 17, 2014
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