Junonia almana (Linnaeus, 1758) - Peacock Pansy

Subspecies in India

(1) Junonia almana almana (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Peacock Pansy
(2) Junonia almana nicobarienis C. Felder, 1862 – Nicobar Peacock Pansy

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1211
Andhra Pradesh11111151
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam42311510131
Bihar13
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh114752962
Dadra & Nagar Haveli1
Daman & Diu
Delhi1345
Goa12
Gujarat121314311
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka2111121365323
Kerala215631643
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh111541
Maharashtra624126121524412513
Manipur1
Meghalaya231
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab11
Rajasthan11121
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu22211
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh12512151
Uttarakhand1221631
West Bengal222355671411
Total217121512395350881077036
Acanthus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Barleria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Hygrophila costata (Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Gloxinia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Gesneriaceae), Osbeckia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Melastomataceae). Mimulus gracilis (Robinson et al. 2010) (Phrymaceae). Oryza sativa (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum (Robinson et al. 2010), Pennisetum glaucum (Robinson et al. 2010) (Poaceae). Phyla nodiflora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Verbenaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Junonia almana (Linnaeus, 1758) – Peacock Pansy. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/junonia-almana, accessed 2022/08/19.