Acraea horta

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Garden acraea
Garden acraea (Acraea horta).jpg
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Caterpillars on K. africana
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A. horta
Binomial name
Acraea horta
(Linnaeus, 1764)
Synonyms
  • Papilio horta Linnaeus, 1764
  • Acraea horta ab. conjuncta Blachier, 1912

Acraea horta or the garden acraea is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

It has a typical wingspan of 45–50 mm for males and 49–53 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, but are more common from October to April.[1]

The larvae feed on Kiggelaria africana and Passiflora (including Passiflora coerulea, Passiflora manicata and Passiflora mollisima) and Tacsonia species.

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  1. ^ 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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