Junonia lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lemon Pansy

Subspecies in India

(1) Junonia lemonias lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) – Chinese Lemon Pansy

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT2111
Andhra Pradesh112361253
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam421411442
Bihar3
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh13146123157
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi11342244
Goa
Gujarat232224241
Haryana4
Himachal Pradesh11111
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand
Karnataka53126121712141791713
Kerala7104359313125
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh221413
Maharashtra17934711181519283633
Manipur
Meghalaya21
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan13411
Sikkim3111
Tamil Nadu11212215
Tripura1111
Uttar Pradesh21512
Uttarakhand1121
West Bengal1333364241
Total382427304664865886718366
Barleria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hygrophila auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Hygrophila costata (Robinson et al. 2010), Justicia neesii (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Lepidagathis cuspidata(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Lepidagathis keralensis (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Justicia procumbens(V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Nelsonia canescens (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae). Cannabis sativa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Cannabaceae). Corchorus capsularis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Sida rhombifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Malvaceae).A subspecies name, Junonia lemonias vaisya (Fruhstorfer, 1912), is sometimes given, which represents infrasubspecific variation.

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Junonia lemonias (Linnaeus, 1758) – Lemon Pansy. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/junonia-lemonias, accessed 2023/02/06.