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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Brown Pansy butterfly

Afrikaans name: Natal-gesiggie

Brown Pansy butterfly at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Junonia natalica natalica

The Brown Pansy butterfly used to be known as the Brown Commodore.

This is a large and attractive butterfy with male and female being similar. Females are slightly larger and may have a wingspan of up to 5.5 cm.

The Brown Pansy is found along the eastern regions of South Africa from KwaZulu-Natal to Kruger National Park.

It is normally found along forest edges.

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References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 78

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 73

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 136

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 170

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 885

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 889

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