Junonia lemonias lemonias

Linnaeus 1758 - The Lemon Pansy

Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.

Sexes identical.

A very common butterfly regularly seen in gardens, scrubland and secondary growth.

Flight Period



40 - 55mm

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 397.

Larval Foodplant

Alternanthera sessilis (Amaranthaceae), Hemigraphis schomburgkii, Hygrophila erecta, Lepidagathis incurva, Ruellia graecizans, Ruellia tuberosa (all Acanthaceae) and Pluchea indica (Verbenaceae)


N. India to China and the Malay Peninsular. Other subspecies in Sri Lanka and Southern India.