Acraea barberi

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Acraea barberi
Acraea barberi and related species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. barberi
Binomial name
Acraea barberi
Trimen, 1881[1]
  • Acraea zetes barberi

Acraea barberi, or Barber's acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa only in hilly wooded savannah in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

The wingspan is 55–66 mm for males and 60–72 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to December with peaks in October and February.[2]

The larvae feed on Adenia glauca.


  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.