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Blue Pansy -Junonia orithya-Nymphalidae

 Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Blue Pansy , Junonia orithya, Nymphalidae
Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5 cm
The Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya) is a Nymphalid butterfly of South Asia which occurs in open areas, often sitting on bare ground. This species has a stiff flap and glide style of flight and maintains a territory driving away other butterflies that may enter it..
The pupa is dark brown with two pale bands. It hangs by a silk cremaster on or near the foodplant.The Caterpillars of this species are black with yellow dots, an orange metathorax, and an orange nose. They are are covered in branched hairs.

Caterpillar feed on:

Acanthus ilicifolius Asystasia gangetica
Angelonia salicarifolia Antirrhinum majus
Justicia procumbens Rostellularia adscendens