Sunday, 23 November 2008

Blue Pansy (Junonia orithya)

Adult Blue Pansy (subspecies J. o. wallacei) at Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016

OTHER NAMES: Eyed Pansy, Blue Argus
Featured Subspecies: Junonia orithya wallacei
Wingspan: 45-55cm
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

The Blue Pansy is a widespread species found across three continents - Australia, Africa and Asia. It has a very distinctive set of colours which should make identifying it easy, although it varies quite dramatically across the subspecies in terms of what the exact balance of the colours are.  It has a wide variety of food plants throughout it's range.

Related Species:
Family: Nymphalidae 
Genus: Junonia
SUBSPECIES: J. o. albicincta, J. o. baweana, J. o. celebensis, J. o. eutychia, J. o. hainanensis, J. o. here, J. o. kontinentalis, J. o. kuehni, J. o. leucasia, J. o. madagascariensis, J. o. marcella, J. o. metion, J. o. mevaria, J. o. mingagara, J. o. minusculus, J. o. neopommerana, J. o. novaguineae, J. o. ocyale, J. o. orithya, J. o. orthosia, J. o. palea, J. o. patenas, J. o. saleyra, J. o. samatrana, J. o. swinhoei, J. o. wallacei

  - Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A widespread but local resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Several seen at Genting Highlands

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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