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The Soldier Pansy or Soldier Commodore (Junonia terea) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Afrotropic ecozone. Junonia terea is a very common and widespread species, found from Senegal to southern Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia; and south to Congo, Tanzania and Transvaal. The wingspan is 50–55 mm in males and 52–60 mm in females.
Seen at the edge of the forest beside a dirt road leading to the lodge in Mabira tropical forest, central Uganda. South of the main road.
Mabira Forest is the only large remaining tract of tropical jungle in central Uganda. A huge sugar cane plantation is ever encroaching on the forest, trying to take it over, and the people are fighting to retain it.