White-spotted Pansy – Raydah Escarpment

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Whilst birdwatching the bottom valley of the Raydah Escarpment in the Asir Mountains of southwest , I came across and photographed a or White-spotted Commodore Precis limnoria. This is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family.

It is found in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania. The habitat consists of savanna and thorn-bush country, especially rocky terrain. The subspecies seen in Saudi Arabia is Precis limnoria limnoria and it also occurs in Yemen, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Torban Larsen Butterflies of Saudi Arabia says the Arabian subspecies is Precis limnoria niveistictus and is unlike the African subspecies that are extensively marked red.

White-spotted Pansy
White-spotted Pansy

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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M Leybra
M Leybra

Thank u for photo & info. Sure know ur butterflies. Almost seems strange not to read exactly how endangered or threatened any species is incl. the white spotted pansy.