The beautiful BLUE PANSY Butterfly, Junonia orithya, is found from Africa through to Asia-Pacific.
In Australia it is called the Blue Argus and in South Africa, the Eyed Pansy. The underside is camouflaged.
The DARK BLUE PANSY Butterfly, Junonia oenone, is found in Africa and the Indian Ocean countries. It has far less blue than its Blue Pansy cousin. The male usually has the bright blue patches.
The female often has lilac or pink patches. When it drops its forewings, it shows no blue at all, only black with some white markings and the barely visible tell-tale eyes of the Pansy butterflies.
The GOLDEN PANSY Butterfly, Junonia chorimene, is found in Africa (West to East central) and Arabia. It has golden markings on brown on the topside.
The LEMON PANSY Butterfly, Junonia chorimene, is native to the Indian subcontinent. It has pale cream markings on brown on the topside with orange-circled "eye-spots".