Junonia atlites atlites

Linnaeus 1763 - The Gray Pansy

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

The sexes are identical.

This is a common species of secondary growth and scrubland. It is an occasional visitor to gardens to feed on Lantana flowers.

Flight Period



40 - 60mm

Early Stages

Fully known. More detailed life history information is available from the following resources: S. Igarishi - Life Histories of Asian Butterflies, Volume.1 , Page 396.

Larval Foodplant

Alternanthera philoxeroides (Amaranthaceae), Hygrophila erecta, Ruellia tuberosa, Ruellia graecizans, Hemigraphis schomburgkii (All Acanthaceae) and Pluchea indica (Compositae)


Sri Lana and India to China and Sundaland. Other subspecies in Lesser Sunda Islands and Sulawesi.