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Yellow Pansy

Precis hierta


Yellow Pansy (Precis hierta) is a common territorial butterfly seen in open scrub jungles and un-cultivated agricultural land. It often visits sunniest patches and streambeds. The male butterfly usually quarrels with other males. It is fond of flowers of Aztec marigold, lantana, lindley butterfly bush and bachelor's button.


Yellow Pansy Butterfly is found in Maharashtra, Kerala and other South Indian states.


The yellow and the blue pansy are mostly found in dry areas. They can be seen basking in the sun on the ground or on rocks.

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Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Nov 11, 2010
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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