Junonia iphita (Cramer, [1779]) - Chocolate Pansy

Subspecies in India

(1) Junonia iphita iphita (Cramer, [1779]) – Oriental Chocolate 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 UT
Andhra Pradesh111113
Arunachal Pradesh2142
Assam3212133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2443473
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa111312
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1332
Jammu and Kashmir UT1122
Jharkhand1
Karnataka4611317412923511
Kerala312161361011111211
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2811
Maharashtra1576228113145293919
Manipur131
Meghalaya121
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha1111
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim521211
Tamil Nadu21131458
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh113
Uttarakhand124121552
West Bengal112122111
Total291827123435416895947759
Barleria cristata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Dipteracanthus prostratus(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Hygrophila (Robinson et al. 2010), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Justicia micrantha (Robinson et al. 2010), Justicia neesii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ruellia elegans (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia simplex (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia tuberosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia tweediana (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Strobilanthes (Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Achimenes grandiflora (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Gesneriaceae). Strobilanthes callosus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Strobilanthes ciliata (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Acanthaceae). A subspecies name, Junonia iphitapluviatalis (Fruhstorfer, 1900), is sometimes given, which represents infrasubspecific variation.

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

Saji, K., H. Ogale and J. Veino 2024. Junonia iphita (Cramer, [1779]) – Chocolate 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-iphita, accessed 2024/02/21.