The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Yellow Pansy

Afrikaans name: Geel-gessigie

A Yellow Pansy butterfly in grassland at Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Junonia hierta cebrene

The Yellow Pansy is an attractive butterfly that may be found in the eastern and southern regions of South Africa.

Females may have a wingspan of nearly 5 cm with males being slightly smaller. Male and female Yellow Pansy have slight differences in colouration.

The Yellow Pansy may be found in grasslands, scrub, on hillsides, as well as in parks and gardens.

References and further reading

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 246

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 171

Whats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 296

Whats That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2008 - Page: 873

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 348

Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Published: 0 - Page: 122

Ivor Migdolls Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Published: 1987 - Page: 172

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Published: 2015 - Page: 51

Insects of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: Clarke H. Scholtz and Erik Holm - Published: 1989 - Page: 166

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 1st edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2005 - Page: 136

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Steve Woodhall - Published: 2020 - Page: 142

Butterfly Gardening in South Africa - Author: Jill Reid - Published: 2000 - Page: 72

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Published: 1986 - Page: 37

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Published: 2005 - Page: 32

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Published: 1978 - Page: 72

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Published: 1994 - Page: 75

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Published: 1982 - Page: 50


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