Acraea nohara

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Acraea nohara
Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies Acræa I.jpg
Illustration (figure 1) in Hewitson's Illustrations of New Species of Exotic Butterflies
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. nohara
Binomial name
Acraea nohara
Boisduval, 1847[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea actiaca Hewitson, 1852
  • Acraea halali Marshall, 1896

Acraea nohara, the light red acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found from KwaZulu-Natal north through Zimbabwe to Kenya.

The wingspan is 40–48 mm for males and 43–50 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to November and from January to March in southern Africa.[2]

The larvae feed on Basananthe sandersonii and Tricicleras longipedunculatum.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acraea nohara nohara (Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, northern Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape)
  • Acraea nohara halali Marshall, 1896 (Zimbabwe: Mashonaland, Manicaland)

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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