Acraea horta or the garden acraea is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. 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.
The larvae feed on Kiggelaria africana and Passiflora (including Passiflora coerulea, Passiflora manicata and Passiflora mollisima) and Tacsonia species.
Pupal attachment, by crochets on posterior prolegs, to silken mat spun onto a masonry wall
Pupating on glass, which renders visible the spun silken mat that it grips onto
Seen from beneath, pupating on glass, showing details of its crochets which grip the silk mat
- ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.