Junonia natalica

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Natal pansy
Junonia natalica.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Junonia
Species: J. natalica
Binomial name
Junonia natalica
(C. & R. Felder, 1860)[1]
  • Precis natalica Felder, 1860
  • Junonia hecate Trimen, 1862
  • Precis natalica f. natalensis Rothschild, 1918
  • Precis natalica angolensis Rothschild, 1918
  • Precis natalica var. schmidti Neustetter, 1927

Junonia natalica, the Natal pansy or brown pansy,[2] is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone.

The wingspan is 45–50 mm in males and 48–55 mm in females.[2]

The larvae feed on Asystasia gangetica and Phaulopsis imbricata.


  • Junonia natalica natalica (eastern and central Kenya, Tanzania, Pemba Island, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, Namibia: Caprivi, Swaziland, South Africa: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape)
  • Junonia natalica angolensis (Rothschild, 1918) (Angola, south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi)


  1. ^ "Junonia Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.