Monday, 3 August 2015

68. Junonia atlites (The Gray Pansy)

Number: 68
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Nymphaliinae
Species: Junonia atlites atlites (Linnaeus, 1763)
Common name(s): The Gray Pansy
Photography location: Hanoi City

The genus Junonia comprises about 33 species, of which 11 occur in the Oriental region. Of these, 6 are found in Vietnam - iphita, atlites, orithya, hierta, almana and lemonias. 

Junonia atlites is found from India to Sulawesi. This species inhabits disturbed areas including forest clearings, riverbanks, roadsides and the margins of agricultural land. 

Both sexes are low flying and spend long periods basking on herbage or on the ground

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