Adults can be found nectaring from a variety of flowers with Lantana being one of their favorites.
The origin the genus Junonia and the specie iphita is currently unknown.
The Chocolate Pansy is primarily found along forest edges but they often venture out into the open country side.
Males patrol the open country side looking for receptive females. After mating the female searches for host plant to lay her eggs on. The caterpillars feed on the host plant until they form their pupae.
There are multiple generations each year which makes it possible to find adults year round.
The Chocolate Pansy exhibits seasonal variation, where they have wet and dry season forms which look slightly different from each other.