Moduza procris (Cramer, [1777]) - Commander

Subspecies in India

(1) Moduza procris procris (Cramer, [1777]) – Oriental Commander
(2) Moduza procris undifragus Fruhstorfer, 1906 – Sahyadri Commander
(3) Moduza procris anarta  (Moore, 1877) – Andaman Commander

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1122
Assam1114722
Bihar11
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh152342
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT21
Jharkhand
Karnataka612232475
Kerala22481144693
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh112223
Maharashtra2920511312243733
Manipur
Meghalaya121
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu11112
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal11412129101118
Total502881310982235658367
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Capparaceae). Grewia nervosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Malvaceae). Prunus dulcis (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rosaceae). Cinchona (Robinson et al. 2010), Mitragyna parvifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Mussaenda frondosa (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Davidson et al. 1896; Bell 1910c; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Mussaenda philippica (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Neolamarckia cadamba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Ochreinauclea missionis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Wendlandia (Robinson et al. 2010), Wendlandia heynei (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Bell 1910; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Rubiaceae). Hedyotis orixense (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Rubiaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji K., H. Ogale, R. P. Das, T. Bhagwat 2022. Moduza procris (Cramer, [1777]) – Commander. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/moduza-procris, accessed 2022/11/26.