Commander | Moduza procris 

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This is a medium sized migratory species which belong to the family of Nymphalidae. Note that it has a broad white median band, a red postal band and a red distal band ( not clearly visible in the underside.)

It feeds on a range of sources from flower nectar to mud sipping (which it is doing in the picture) as it has a good range of flight altitude. As well, note that it is sitting only on four legs, which is a key characteristic of the family of Nymphalidae.

The picture was clicked in a Kandyan home garden though this species is known to be found mainly in forest areas of the wet zone of the country.

(Source of info : A pocket guide to the Butterflies of Sri Lanka, 2nd Edition by BCSSL)
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