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Soldier Pansy

Junonia terea

Description:

The Soldier Pansy or Soldier Commodore (Junonia terea)[2] 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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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.

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1 Comment

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Beautiful Spotting Pam!!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Uganda

Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014

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