The Lemon Pansy Junonia lemonias
is a common butterfly found in India and Ssuth Asia.
It is a habitant of open fields and open wooded area.
It is brown with a number of dark eye spots on its body. The underside is dull brown without any spots. The dry season form nicely camouflage itself as a dried leaf. It is a very attractive butterfly. The Lemon pansy is a very active butterfly and can be seen basking with its wings open facing the sun.
It sits very low to ground and can be approached easily. The eggs are laid singly on the underside of leaves. The caterpiller is cylendrical and covered with rows of spine. The caterpillar Lives on the underside of the leaf and if disturbed, rolls up and drops to the ground. The pupa is well camouflaged with varying shades of brown with fine streaks and lines.