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 Islands UT11211
Andhra Pradesh111211511
Arunachal Pradesh21
Assam42312510131
Bihar113
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh114763962
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi11475
Goa131
Gujarat221214311
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand1
Karnataka31111121877324
Kerala215631743
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh111541
Maharashtra1125126121627442618
Manipur1
Meghalaya231
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha1
Puducherry UT1
Punjab11
Rajasthan111121
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu122211
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh13512171
Uttarakhand112216422
West Bengal2123355771413
Total299131816415954991137547
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 2024. Junonia almana (Linnaeus, 1758) – Peacock Pansy. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/junonia-almana, accessed 2024/04/17.