Acraea oncaea

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Window acraea
Window Acraea (Acraea oncaea) (16798382474).jpg
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. oncaea
Binomial name
Acraea oncaea
Hopffer, 1855[1]
  • Acraea (Acraea) oncaea
  • Acraea doubledayi Trimen, 1887
  • Acraea oncaea caoncius Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea oncaea alboradiata Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea oncaea modesta Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea oncaea obscura Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea oncaea defasciata Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea caecilia liacea Suffert, 1904
  • Acraea oncaea f. distincta Le Doux, 1923

Acraea oncaea, the window acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, from eastern Africa to Abyssinia and in Congo.

The wingspan is 40–48 mm for males and 43–55 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year round, with a peak from September to May. There are multiple generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Xylotheca kraussiana, Tricliceras longepedunculatum and Passifloraceae species, including Adenia species.


  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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