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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

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

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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