Brown Pansy butterfly
Afrikaans name: Natal-gesiggie
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.
References and further readingButterflies 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