27 Jul 2016

Yellow Pansy – Bani Saad

The Yellow Pansy Junonia hierta is primarily an Africa species but is also migratory allowing it to quickly colonize other areas even if temporarily. It has been found in virtually all African countries as well as in Arabia, India and parts of southeastern Asia. It penetrates to the eastern corner of the Mediterranean in Egypt and Lebanon and is also found in southern Arabia and extends to India and southeastern Asia, though in a distinctly different subspecies. The butterfly is unmistakable with its straw basal colour and blue spots on the upperside of the hindwing and is usually seen in open scrub and grassland habitats.
Yellow Pansy

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