Junonia iphita horsfieldi

Moore 1899 - The Chocolate Pansy

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

A species commonly found at forest edges, but, unlike the other members of this genus, very rarely visits gardens.

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 394.

Larval Foodplant

Strobilanthus dyeriana (Acanthaceae)


Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia (Not Singapore or far S. of Malaysia), Sumatra and Borneo. Other subspecies from N. E. India to China, Australia and Solomon Islands.