Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Precis
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
octavia
Sub Species
sesamus
NOTES

A butterfly with a wingspan of about 56 mm. The wet and dry season forms differ in colour. The larvae feed on Plectranthus plants.


AUTHORITY
(Cramer, 1777)
Sub Author
(Trimen 1883)
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: The dry season form is blue with black markings and red spots
Colour: Blue
Notes: Both the summer and winter forms have bright patterns
Colour: Patterned
Notes: The wet season form is brick red with black markings
Colour: Red
Common Name
Gaudy commodore
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Blue form found in autumn
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Junonia octavia sesamus



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