Acraea andromacha

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Acraea andromacha
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. andromacha
Binomial name
Acraea andromacha
(Fabricius, 1775)
  • Papilio andromacha
  • Acraea entoria
  • Acraea theodote
  • Acraea andromache

Acraea andromacha, the glasswing or small greasy, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Australia, New Guinea and surrounding islands. See the subspecies section for more details.

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The wingspan is about 60 mm.

The larvae feed on Adenia heterophylla, Passiflora cinnabarina, Passiflora herbertiana, Passiflora foetida, Passiflora mollissima, Passiflora suberosa, Passiflora subpeltata, Hybanthus aurantiacus and Hybanthus enneaspermus.


  • Acraea andromacha andromacha (Timor Sea, Northern Australia to New South Wales)
  • Acraea andromacha sanderi (Papua New Guinea)
  • Acraea andromacha oenome (Islands of South-Eastern coast of Papua)

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