Junonia hierta cebrene - Yellow pansy

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Junonia hierta
Junonia hierta

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Maleme, Matobo National Park (left) and Chesa Forest land (right).

Species details:

Notes: The bright blue spot on the hindwings is occasionally absent.
Distribution: Common throughout Southern Africa, except the Karoo and Western Cape, favouring open ground.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
AcanthaceaeAsystasia gangetica subsp. micrantha (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeChaetacanthus setiger (Food plant)
AcanthaceaeRuellia cordata (Food plant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 121.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 136.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Junonia hierta cebrene.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400840, retrieved 26 July 2017

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