Precis antilope

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Darker commodore
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Precis
Species: P. antilope
Binomial name
Precis antilope
Synonyms
  • Papilio ibiris C. & R. Felder, [1867]
  • Salamis antilope Feisthamel, 1850
  • Precis simia Wallengren, 1857
  • Junonia micromera Butler, 1876
  • Precis petersi Dewitz, 1879

Precis antilope, the darker commodore, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae, native to Subsaharan Africa.[1][2]

Wingspan: 40–55 mm in males and 50–60 mm in females.[2]

Flight period is from December to March.[2]

Larvae feed on Larva on Coleus and Plastostema species.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Precis at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b c Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.