Acraea axina

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Acraea axina
Acraea axina and related species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. axina
Binomial name
Acraea axina
Westwood, 1881[1]
  • Acraea axina f. illuminata van Son, 1963

Acraea axina, the little acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in south-west Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Transvaal, Botswana, and Malawi.

The wingspan is 35–40 mm for males and 36–44 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with a peak from September to May. There are multiple generations per year.[2]


  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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