Acraea neobule

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Acraea neobule
Acraea neobule subsp neobule, Pietersburg, Kellermann, a.jpg
Acraea neobule subsp. neobule
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. neobule
Binomial name
Acraea neobule
Doubleday, [1847][1]
Synonyms
  • Acroea seis Feisthamel, 1850
  • Acraea calyce Godman and Salvin, 1884
  • Acraea mhondana Vuillot, 1891
  • Acraea arabica Rebel, 1899
  • Acraea neobule socotrana Rebel, 1907
  • Acraea zambesina Aurivillius, 1909
  • Acraea neobule braesioides Wichgraf, 1914
  • Acraea neobule ab. guttata Wichgraf, 1914
  • Acraea violae neobule f. incredibilis Le Doux, 1922
  • Acraea violae neobule f. camaenopsis Le Doux, 1923
  • Acraea neobule seis f. cyaniris Le Cerf, 1927
  • Acraea terpsichore neobule f. kibwezina Le Doux, 1928
  • Acraea neobule f. isabellina Stoneham, 1943
  • Acraea neobule f. didalis Stoneham, 1943
  • Acraea neobule f. montana Stoneham, 1943
  • Acraea neobule f. macra Storace, 1949
  • Acraea neobule f. pallidepicta Storace, 1949
  • Acraea neobule f. sheba Gabriel, 1954
  • Acraea neobule f. melanica Woodhall, 2000

Acraea neobule, the wandering donkey acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa and south-western Arabia.

The wingspan is 48–55 mm for males and 50–56 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year round, but are more common from September to April.[2]

The larvae feed on Passiflora edulis, Passiflora incarnata, Adenia gummifera and Hybanthus species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acraea neobule subsp. neobule
Range: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Burkina-Faso, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, DRC, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman
  • Acraea neobule subsp. legrandi Carcasson, 1964
Range: Seychelles

References[edit]

  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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