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 Pradesh11112
Arunachal Pradesh2142
Assam3212133
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2433473
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa11312
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1321
Jammu and Kashmir UT1121
Jharkhand1
Karnataka24731641282059
Kerala21261361010101211
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2511
Maharashtra965226103145273816
Manipur131
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha111
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim521211
Tamil Nadu1131347
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh113
Uttarakhand311551
West Bengal112121111
Total181520112831386690857252
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 2022. Junonia iphita (Cramer, [1779]) – Chocolate 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-iphita, accessed 2022/12/02.