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FEMALE YELLOW PANSY - Genus Junonia, Pansies  by Magaret Meintjes

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Wildlife of Southern Africa
Wild Africa Group
Macro magic
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Captured Location: Groenland Safari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA.
Nikon D50
Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
RAW (12-bit)
Focal Length: 55mm
1/100 sec – F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200

FEMALE YELLOW PANSY – Genus Junonia, Pansies
Genus Junonia Pansies
Small brightly colored nymphalines; very similar to Precis but less difference between WSFs and DSFs.
Robust butterflies, with fast, agile flight,; often sit on ground with wings slowly opening and closing.
Fond of flowers. Eggs laid singly on lamiaceae, Acanthaceae and Scrophulariaceae. Bulb-shaped, green to yellow, with 10-16 prominent glassy longitudinal ribs, and (sometimes) 25-40 cross ridges.
Larva dark, sometimes with prominent orange or yellow longitudinal stripes; seven longitudinal rows of branched spines of varying length; head capsule unadorned. Pupa robust, usually with bifid head, two or more rows of dorsal tubercles on abdomen; suspended head down from cremaster
WINGSPAN: Female: 40-45mm Male: 40-50mm
DISTIBUTION: Common, widespread. From W Cape through warmer, moister karoo areas into Grassland and Savanna of Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, Mapumalanga, Limpopo and NW provinces, and Northern cape.
HABITAT: Parks and gardens, flatlands, hillsides.
FLIGHT PERIOD: Year round in warmer areas, Peaks Oct and Nov, and Feb-May

I was born and still live in Africa.
Live a life close to nature, where I get the inspiration to do what I love most…., “Photography”.
Where I live and what I do is my destiny. I am grateful for the privilege

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  • WeLikeBears
    WeLikeBearsalmost 3 years ago

    :O If I could favorite this more than once I would! The focus and colours are incredible, amazing shot – great job!!!

  • Wow! I am humbly honoured! Thank you so much for your support, kind comments and you really are a great inspiration!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago


  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 3 years ago

    Now stop this…..?
    You are putting us all to shame….
    You certainly know how to creep up on these beauties.

  • Hi Larry,
    Thank you for such a wonderful comment and great inspiration! We have so many amazing butterflies here but the time to get the perfect shot isn’t always there! I have had these captures for such a long time that I decided it is time to dig into them and start the show with our beautiful butterflies!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you for ecepting Ray!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganalmost 3 years ago

    Magic captureand detail Margaret, they really do look like pansy flower petals, are they taking something off the surface they are sitting on ? Cheers John

  • Thank you so much John, there were just lots of them around that day, they normally gather where it is damp but that day they where all over on dried trees and logs, and there where no males around, only the females!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you so much mom!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much dear Nira xx

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    21 February 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Meladana
    Meladanaalmost 3 years ago

    A great shot, lovely detail and colour – so good to catch a pair together Margaret! :)

  • Thank you so much, yes it was my lucky day!

    – Magaret Meintjes

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