Peacock Pansy


  • Common Name : Peacock Pansy
  • Scientific Name : Junonia almana (Linnaeus)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 60-65mm
  • Colour : Coppery yellow with peacock colour at the centre with yellow and black rings around it.
  • Habit : One of the commonest and beautiful butterflies of India. Found in open cultivated areas, as well as in the jungle clearings and paths. Behaviour is highly territorial; chases away any intruder. Visits various flowers like Lantana, Tridax etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : Hygrophila auriculata, Barleria sp., Acanthus sp., Gloxinia sp.
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal