Limenitis procris (Commander, Feldherr)

Limenitis procris also called Commander is a nice butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1777 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 5.0 – 6.0 cm the Commander is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with white spots.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Thomas Neubauer

These are nice photos of Limenitis procris (Commander, Feldherr). Limenitis procris is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia).


Description

The forewings are dark brown. At the margin there is a small auburn band. At the wing leading edge there are some little white spots. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band. Nearby the body there are some auburn spots.
The underside is orange and brown. All white spots and bands from upside are also there. At the margin there are some grey areas with black spots. Nearby the body there is a whitish area.

The hind wings are dark brown and have no tails. The margin is ridged. At the margin there are two chains of black spots and one small auburn band. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band.
The underside is whitish and green. In the middle of wing there is a broad white band. At the margin there are two chains of black spots and one small brown band.

The body is black, but the underside is whitish.

Sex differences: None


Distribution

The Commander (Limenitis procris) is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution extend from India and Myanmar to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1777 by Cramer. There are many subspecies.

The caterpillar is black with thorny wards. The pupa is brown and unimposing and very similar to drouthy leaves. The Commander defend its stomping ground against other butterflies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Limenitis procris Cramer 1777


Synonym

 Commander
 Feldherr


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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