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Junonia lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lemon Pansy

Subspecies in India:

(1) Junonia lemonias lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) – Chinese Lemon Pansy

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Barleria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hygrophila costata (Robinson et al. 2010), Justicia neesii (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Lepidagathis cuspidata(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Lepidagathis keralensis (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Justicia procumbens(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Nelsonia canescens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Cannabis sativa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Cannabaceae). Corchorus capsularis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Sida rhombifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Malvaceae).A subspecies name, Junonia lemonias vaisya (Fruhstorfer, 1912), 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.

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

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Junoniini > Junonia


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., A. Soman & S. Mazumder. 2020. Junonia lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lemon Pansy. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/772/Junonia-lemonias
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