Acraea natalica

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Acraea natalica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. natalica
Binomial name
Acraea natalica
Boisduval, 1847[1]
  • Acraea (Acraea) natalica
  • Acraea bellua Wallengren, 1857
  • Acraea natalica umbrata Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea natalica ab. albida Aurivillius, 1913
  • Acraea natalica f. mesoleuca Wichgraf, 1914
  • Acraea natalica pseudagina ab. dispar Schouteden, 1919
  • Acraea natalica natalica f. albiventris Le Doux, 1923
  • Acraea natalica natalica f. albata Le Doux, 1923
  • Acraea natalica var. oatesi van Son, 1936

Acraea natalica, the Natal acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from KwaZulu-Natal to Zimbabwe and in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, southern DRC (Katanga), Tanzania and eastern Kenya.

The wingspan is 55–65 mm. Adults are on wing year round, with a strong peak in late summer in southern Africa.[2]

The larvae feed on Adenia gummifera, Passiflora species (including P. coerulea) and Tricliceras longipedunculatum.


  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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