Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Chocolate Pansy (Junonia hedonia)

Adult Chocolate Pansy (subspecies J. h. ida) at Genting Highlands, Malaysia - July 2016

OTHER NAMES: Brown Pansy, Chocolate Soldier
Featured Subspecies: Junonia hedonia ida
Wingspan: 60mm
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated 

The Chocolate Pansy is a widespread species found throughout much of Southern Asia and Australia, found in many habitats - their two main foodplants as larvae are members of the acanthus family that are common plants across the region.  They often bask on low to the ground plants.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera 
Family: Nymphalidae 
Genus: Junonia
SUBSPECIES: J. p. admiralitatis, J. h. apollonia, J. h. hedonia, J. h. hondai, J. h. ida, J. h. intermedia, J. h. iwasakii, J. h. kangeana, J. h. numana, J. h. parvipuncta, J. h. pseudiphita, J. h. seitzi, J. h. teurnia, J. h. thero, J. h. zelima

 - Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A common 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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