Precis sinuata

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Wide-banded commodore
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In Adalbert Seitz's Fauna Africana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Precis
Species: P. sinuata
Binomial name
Precis sinuata
Plötz, 1880[1]
Synonyms
  • Precis serena Weymer, 1892
  • Precis sinuata var. pelargoides Aurivillius, 1891
  • Precis milonia sinuata ab. parvipunctis Strand, 1910

Precis sinuata, the wide-banded commodore, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique.[2] The habitat consists of forests and woodland.

The larvae feed on Platostoma species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Precis sinuata sinuata (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, São Tomé Island, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, northern Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique)
  • Precis sinuata hecqui Berger, 1981 (Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kivu, western Uganda, Rwanda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Precis Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Junoniini