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Blue pansy (Junonia orithya)

Blue pansy (Junonia orithya) is an animal species in Nymphalidae, butterflies with at least 23 subspecies, have a variety of hues and colors including blue, black, brown and white, sex dimorphism, live in open areas and agricultural land, larvae grow at the end dry season or early rainy season.

J. orithya has a black body with thick hair, a brown head, large white eyes, a pair of long white antennae with a hammer tip and white legs.

Dlium Blue pansy (Junonia orithya)


Males have top front wings are dominated by black and whitish brown. Each side has two circles in brown, black and blue. Three stripes are brown and white. The hind wing is predominantly blue. Each side has two circles in brown, black, white and blue. The margins are bordered by white ribbons with black stripes.

The rear wing is predominantly blue. Each side has two circles in brown, black, white and blue. Three stripes are brown and white. The margins are bordered by white ribbons with black stripes.

The underside of the forewings is dominated by brown, white and black with two brown and black circles. The hind wings are predominantly light brown and white with two dark brown circles.

Females have a larger size and pattern similar to males, but are predominantly brown, white and black. Rarely has traces of blue, the circles are larger and clearer.



The larva has a black head and body with a brown shadow. The last neck is orange, the tail tip is orange. The body is covered in perpendicular spines with strong radial hairs. Branched head, reddish spots in the middle of the face. The cocoons are brownish yellow, purplish and have dull creamy white stripes. A small, angular protrusion along the belly.

Adults live in open areas and agricultural land, often perching on vacant lots. This species has a rigid flap and glide flight style. Take control of a territory and repel other butterflies that enter it.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Junoniini
Genus: Junonia
Species: Junonia orithya
Subspecies: Junonia orithya albicincta, Junonia orithya baweana, Junonia orithya celebensis, Junonia orithya eutychia, Junonia orithya hainanensis, Junonia orithya here, Junonia orithya kontinentalis, Junonia orithya kuehni, Junonia orithya leucasia, Junonia orithya madagascariensis, Junonia orithya marcella, Junonia orithya metion, Junonia orithya mevaria, Junonia orithya minagara, Junonia orithya minusculus, Junonia orithya neopommerana, Junonia orithya novaeguineae, Junonia orithya ocyale, Junonia orithya orithya, Junonia orithya orthosia, Junonia orithya palea, Junonia orithya patenas, Junonia orithya saleyra, Junonia orithya sumatrana, Junonia orithya swinhoei, Junonia orithya wallacei

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