Junonia orithya (Linnaeus, 1758) - Blue Pansy

Subspecies in India

(1) Junonia orithya swinhoei Butler, 1885 – Pale Blue Pansy
(2) Junonia orithya ocyale Hübner, 1816 – Dark Blue 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
Andhra Pradesh2111
Arunachal Pradesh16
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh122212341
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi2214443
Goa
Gujarat14421113131
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh141
Jammu and Kashmir UT211
Jharkhand
Karnataka421410137181114
Kerala11122312
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh41812
Maharashtra323221176171513
Manipur111
Meghalaya4313
Mizoram
Nagaland2311
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan112411
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu212212
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1119216
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal112315132
Total15619193029192244545037
Acanthus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Barleria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Barleria mysorensis(Haneesh & Prashanth 2018), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Justicia micrantha (Robinson et al. 2010), Justicia neesii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Justicia procumbens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Lepidagathis keralensis (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Nelsonia canescens (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Ruellia tuberosa(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Acanthaceae). Ipomoea batatas (Robinson et al. 2010) (Convolvulaceae). Mimosa pudica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Plectranthus scandens (Robinson et al. 2010) (Lamaiaceae). Misopates orontium (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Plantaginaceae). Lepidagathis prostrata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae).

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

K.Kunte 2022. Junonia orithya (Linnaeus, 1758) – Blue 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-orithya, accessed 2022/08/19.