Facts about Blue Pansy Butterfly, "Scientific name for Blue Pansy Butterfly is Junonia orithya" Blue Pansy Butterfly is a Junonia type butterfly that comes from the Nymphalidae family. The Blue Pansy Butterfly are native to Africa, and they are largely found in the southern parts and the southeastern parts of Asia, and in Australia. The Blue Pansy Butterfly is commonly called as the Blue Pansy in India, whereas in Africa it is called as the Eyed Pansy and in Australia, it is called as the Blue Argus.
The upperside of the front wing of the male Blue Pansy butterfly is somewhat in excess of half the front wing from base silky black, and their apical half is dull fuliginous. The Blue Pansy Butterfly have a cell-area with or with no transverse orange color bars, with a blue color patch above their tornus. The external border of the basal black region is obliquely zigzag in a line from the center of costa to top of second vein. Ahead of this, a wide at the same time as, unevenly slanting discal band is followed by a small oblique preapical bar from costa. There is a tiny ocellus with black to orange in color ringed below the bar of the Blue Pansy Butterfly, a sub-terminal incessant stripe of white color areas in the interspaces and a terminal airplane-black color slender line.
The back wing of the male Blue Pansy butterfly is blue shaded with silky black towards the base. They have a postdiscal black-colored, white-centered orange and black-ringed ocellus in their 2nd interspace and a circular tiny white-centered soft black spot in the 5th interspace. The Blue Pansy Butterfly have a narrow white colored termen, traversed by an outer and an inner sub terminal and a terminal black color line.
The underside of the front wing of the male Blue Pansy butterfly has a basal half with three black-bordered, flexible, wide, ochraceous-orange color transverse bands, followed by the light discal band. The terminal and sub terminal markings are much like on the upperside and the discal band is margined internally by a wide black-colored angulated stripe that follows the outline of the black color region of the upperside.
The back wing of the male Blue Pansy butterfly is irrorated with dark scales and diagonally crossed by sub-basal and discal slim zigzag brown color lines and a postdiscal dark color, on which two ocelli are placed like on the upperside. The terminal and sub terminal have pale brown color lines and a brown color small line tipped black at their tornal angle beneath the lower ocellus.
The female Blue Pansy butterfly is similar to that of the male ones, but they have bigger and more obviously defined markings and ocelli. Their basal half of the front and back wings on their upper-side are fuliginous brown in color, barely any trace of blue color on their back wing. They have brown color Antennae, a reddish brown color thorax, head and abdomen above brownish black in color.
The adult Blue Pansy butterflies occur in open regions, frequently sitting on exposed ground. This butterfly has a rigid flap and a glide fashion of flight and keeps up a territory, repelling other butterflies that come into it. The body and the head of larvae are extremely dark, shining black shading into tan. Their Body IS covered with vertical spines equipped with sturdy radial hairs. The Blue Pansy Butterfly head is bifurcated, with a red color spot in the middle of their face, and there is a little spinous process in the angle of their each eye.
Female Blue Pansy Butterfly lay their oval-shaped, green-colored eggs singly on the young shoots or leaves of the host plant or other varieties of plants in their surrounding area. The eggs have a blunt top and 12 hoisted ridges run from the blunt top end to the bottom of the egg. The diameter of each egg ranges from 0.6 mm to 0.7 mm.
Blue Pansy Butterfly can see yellow, green, and red. An adult Blue Pansy Butterfly average life span is from a week to a year
The top flight speed of a Blue Pansy Butterfly is 12 miles per hour (19 Km/ph) and some moths can fly up to 25 miles per hour (40 Km/ph).
A Blue Pansy Butterfly is cold-blooded, which means the body temperature is not regulated on its own. A Blue Pansy Butterfly can't fly or eat if their body temperature is below 82 degrees fah (28 cel). Blue Pansy Butterfly are often basking in the sun with their wings open to gain heat and than the veins in the wings carry the heat to the body.
A Butterfly has sense organ, on their feet or tarsi, for tasting
The estimate is between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
A Blue Pansy Butterfly has a small body, made up of three parts – the head, abdomen and thorax. A Blue Pansy Butterfly has two large eyes, which are made up of many small parts which are called "compound eyes".
A Blue Pansy Butterfly has two antenna's on the top of their heads, which they use to smell, hear and feel. A butterfly’s mouth is a long tube a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw when its done eating, it rolls the tube back up.
A Butterfly has three pairs of legs and their feet have little claws that help them stand on flowers. The Blue Pansy Butterfly wings are made up of hard tubes that are covered with a thin tissue. The Blue Pansy Butterfly wings are covered with fine dusty like scales. A Butterfly has four brightly colored wings having distinctive patterns made up of tiny scales. The bright patterns scales sometimes have hidden ultraviolet patterns for attracting mates. The bright colors are also used as camouflage to hide them or scare off predictors.
Blue Pansy Butterfly are insects. A Blue Pansy Butterfly is a herbivore; Meaning that as a caterpillar its first food is its own eggshell and than it will eat the leaves of the plant on which it is hatched. When it becomes a butterfly, it will feed mostly on nectar from flowers, rotting fruit and water with a "proboscis" - a long narrow tube in their mouth that looks like a straw.
Life cycle of a Blue Pansy Butterfly comes in four stages, egg, larva "caterpillars", pupa "chrysalis" and adult Butterfly.
A Blue Pansy Butterfly will attach its eggs to leaves with a special glue.
When Blue Pansy caterpillars become fully grown they will attach to an appropriate leaf or small branch, than they will shed the outside layer of their skin and a hard skin underneath known as a "chrysalis" will be their new look
An adult Blue Pansy Butterfly will come out from the "chrysalis" than it waits a few hours for its wings to dry and fill with blood, before it takes its first flight.