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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Yellow Pansy

Afrikaans name: Geel-gessigie

A Yellow Pansy butterfly in grassland at Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve

Photo © Steven Herbert

Junonia hierta cebrene

The Yellow Pansy is an attractive butterfly that may be found in the eastern and southern regions of South Africa.

Females may have a wingspan of nearly 5 cm with males being slightly smaller. Male and female Yellow Pansy have slight differences in colouration.

The Yellow Pansy may be found in grasslands, scrub, on hillsides, as well as in parks and gardens.

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References and further reading

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 50

Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 75

Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 72

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 32

Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 37

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 136

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 51

Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 172

Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Year Published: - Page: 122

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 296

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 873

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 246

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