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Junonia hierta (Fabricius, 1798) – Yellow Pansy

Subspecies in India:

(1) Junonia hierta hierta (Fabricius, 1798) – Oriental Yellow Pansy

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Asystasia (Robinson et al. 2010), Barleria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Eremomastax (Robinson et al. 2010), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hygrophila costata (Robinson et al. 2010), Justicia (Robinson et al. 2010), Ruellia (Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Mimosa pudica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae).

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.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Junoniini > Junonia

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., A. Soman, and A. Kanwal. 2021. Junonia hierta (Fabricius, 1798) – Yellow Pansy. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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