Monday, 20 July 2015

9. Moduza procris procris (The Commander)

Number: 9
Family: Nymphaliidae
Sub-Family: Limenitidiinae
Species: Moduza procris procris (Cramer, 1777) 
Common name(s): The Commander
Photography location: Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Prov.), Ba Vi N.P. (Hanoi), Xuan Son N.P. (Phu Tho Prov.)

Ten species of Moduza species are currently known, and one have been recorded in Vietnam. 
Moduza procris is a striking black,white and red patterned butterfly, unlikely to be confused with any other species. This is a wide-ranging and common Indomalayan species.

 Moduza procris, first slopes of Tam Dao (July 2015) - with flash

Moduza procris, first slopes of Ba Vi (December 2016) - natural light

Moduza procris, Xuan Son N.P. (July 2016)

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