Acraea asboloplintha

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Acraea asboloplintha
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Figures 4, 5 and 6 as Acraea dissociata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. asboloplintha
Binomial name
Acraea asboloplintha
Karsch, 1894[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea (Acraea) asboloplintha
  • Acraea dissociata Grose-Smith, 1898

Acraea asboloplintha, the black-winged acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of forests and heavy woodland.

The larvae feed on Basananthe zanzibarica and Adenia lobata.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acraea asboloplintha asboloplintha (Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo: east to Ituri and Kivu)
  • Acraea asboloplintha rubescens Trimen, 1909 (Kenya: highlands east of the Rift Valley)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acraea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Acraeini

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