Soldier Pansy Butterfly

Junonia terea

A butterfly of coastal and riverine forests, the Soldier Pansy is restricted to suitable parts of Kwazulu-Natal and the Lowveld and escarpment of Mpumalanga and Limpopo (as far as its local distribution is concerned). Adults have a wingspan of up to 6cm and can be seen throughout the year, though their numbers peak in spring and autumn. They fly slowly through shady clearings and along pathways and settle often, usually on a leaf just above ground level.

15 thoughts on “Soldier Pansy Butterfly

      1. DeWetsWild Post author

        I suppose if they can fund their work from donations only it keeps the entire staff occupied with caring for the animals rather than caring for visitors as well. But for me there’s also an element of educating the public about their work and why it is important that then goes begging.

        Liked by 1 person

Please don't leave without sharing your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.