Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
First report of Gray Pansy, Junonia atlites, Linnaeus, (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from semi-arid region of Kalaburagi division, Karnataka, India
Author(s): Kavya K Saraf, Murali Jadesh V
Abstract: Grey Pansy is the least found pansy in India and it is endemic to the heavy rain fall regions, wherein, Kalaburagi division comes under the semi-arid regions of India. In this current paper we are reporting the presence of Grey pansy from Uploan nature camp and Shahapur hills of Kalaburagi division. Butterfly has been captured, preserved, photographed and identified; this is the first reporting of Grey Pansy from arid region, till date this butterfly has not been reported from arid regions of India so far. Further, long term monitoring is necessary to understand and reveal the ecology and distribution of the Grey Pansy in semi-arid region.