Acraea aurivillii

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Acraea aurivillii
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Figures 9, 10 (male) and 11 (female) as Planema alicia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. aurivillii
Binomial name
Acraea aurivillii
Synonyms
  • Acraea (Actinote) aurivillii
  • Planema alicia Grose-Smith, 1900
  • Acraea aurivillii ab. latifasciata Grünberg, 1910
  • Acraea alciope ab. bakossua Strand, 1912
  • Acraea alciope f. tella Eltringham, 1912
  • Planema smithi Aurivillius, 1922
  • Acraea alciope bombensis Stoneham, 1937
  • Acraea alciope ochrextensa Stoneham, 1937
  • Acraea alciope f. flavifasciata Stoneham, 1937
  • Acraea alciope f. vidua Ungemach, 1932

Acraea aurivillii, the large alciope acraea, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on Laportea podocarpa, Urera flamigniana, Urera gravenreuthii, Urera thonneri, Pouzolzia denudata, Urera hypselodendron and Adenia species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acraea aurivillii aurivillii (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, southern and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, Zambia)
  • Acraea aurivillii schecana Rothschild & Jordan, 1905 (south-western Ethiopia)

Etymology[edit]

The name honours the Swedish entomologist Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius.

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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