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226  Junonia oenone oenone
      Blue pansy
   Malolotja Mlawula


Distribution: Africa.
Wingspan: males 40–52 mm females 40–52 mm
Foodplants: Mackaya bella, Justicia natalensis, and Asystasia (Asystasia gangetica), Isoglossa and Ruella species.
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Distribution, food plant and other information from Woodhall, S. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 2005; Butterflies of South Africa's National Botanical Gardens, An illustrated checklist, compiled by Christopher Willis and Steve Woodall; Ivor Migdoll’s Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Publishers, 1987, with additional information from Pennington’s Butterflies. Larval food plants quoted are restricted to those species recorded from Swaziland. Numbers for each species are from Pennington’s Butterflies.

The Swaziland distribution maps show photographic records from SABCA virtual museum and Kate Braun, as well as museum specimens (Iziko South African Museum, Albany Museum and Natal Museum).

 
Nymphalidae  Danainae

milkweed butterflies
 
Nymphalidae  Satyrinae

browns
 
Nymphalidae  Acraeinae

acraeas
 
Nymphalidae  Nymphalinae

nymphs, commodores
 
Nymphalidae  Charaxinae

charaxes
 
Libythieidae

snout butterflies
 
Lycaenidae

blues and coppers
 
Pieridae

whites
 
Papilionidae

swallowtails
 
Hesperiidae

skippers



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Mlawula Nature Reserve:
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