Acraea aglaonice

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Clear-spotted acraea
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Dorsal and lateral aspect of male
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. aglaonice
Binomial name
Acraea aglaonice
Westwood, 1881[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea (Acraea) aglaonice
  • Acraea fenestrata Trimen, 1881
  • Acraea aglaonice ab. albofasciata Aurivillius, 1913
  • Acraea aglaonice f. leucaspis Wichgraf, 1914
  • Acraea aglaonice f. latimarginata van Son, 1963

Acraea aglaonice, the clear-spotted acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Transvaal, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

The wingspan is 43–49 mm for males and 45–55 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with peaks in early summer and autumn. There are multiple generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Passiflora edulis and Passiflora incarnata.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acraea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 

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