Blue Pansy

Junonia oenone (joo-NO-nee-uh ee-NO-nee)

Blue Pansy - imago - Bobiri National Reserve, Ghana - Nov-04 [Mike Weiner]
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Checklist Number
59.0321

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:NymphalinaeRafinesque, 1815
Tribe:JunoniiniReuter, 1896
Genus:JunoniaHübner, [1819]
Subgenus:  
Species:oenone(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Introduction

This is an Asian and African species, and a single specimen was caught in Clarence Lane, Roehampton in Surrey on 5th June 1950. It is believed to have been accidentally introduced in goods transported to the British Isles.

Junonia oenone

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1758) as shown here (type locality: Asia).

Blue Pansy - imago - Bobiri National Reserve, Ghana - Nov-04 [Mike Weiner]

Male
Photo © Mike Weiner

Blue Pansy (Junonia oenone oenone), Saint Lucia, South Africa (15/03/2012)

Male Underside
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Female

Female Underside

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

Description to be completed.

Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

Description to be completed.

Imago

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Description of nectar sources to be completed.

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Ovum

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Larva

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Description of larval foodplants to be completed.

Pupa

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Hübner (1819) Hübner, J. (1819) Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge.
Linnaeus (1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae. Edition 10.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Reuter (1896) Reuter, E. (1896) Über die Palpen der Rhopalocera. Ein Beitrag zur Erkenntnis der verwandtschaftlichen Beziehungen unter den Tagfaltern.