Junonia atlites atlites
|Common Name:||Grey Pansy|
|Extant in countries:||•Singapore|
The butterfly is pale greyish buff above, with pink/black ocelli. The underside is much paler and the markings very faint. The caterpillar is known to feed on Hygrophila.
Habitat & Habits
The Grey Pansy is the rarest of the four Pansies found in Singapore. Often seen in bright sunlight, gliding over open grassy patches and flowering bushes, the species can be found in localised areas within the nature reserves. It is more often encountered on Pulau Ubin than on mainland Singapore. Where it occurs, usually single specimens are observed.
This species is susceptible to seasonal variation in Malaysia, where they occur in wet- and dry-season forms.
Refer to the ButterflyCircle's blog article - Life History of the Grey Pansy.
To be detailed.