Acraea hypoleuca

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Acraea hypoleuca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. hypoleuca
Binomial name
Acraea hypoleuca
Trimen, 1898[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea (Acraea) hypoleuca

Acraea hypoleuca, the Namibian acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Namibia.[2] The habitat consists of gullies and granite outcrops.

Adults have been recorded feeding on the flowers of Psilocaulon species and Calicorema capitata. They are on wing from December to June.

The larvae feed on Adenia pechuelli. The final instar larvae are pale silvery grey with four large purplish black spots across each segment. The head is orange with pale ochreous marks.

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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