Acraea parrhasia

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Acraea parrhasia
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A. p. parrhasia figure 3
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. parrhasia
Binomial name
Acraea parrhasia
(Fabricius, 1793)[1]
Synonyms
  • Papilio parrhasia Fabricius, 1793
  • Acraea (Actinote) parrhasia
  • Acraea servona Godart, 1819
  • Acraea leona var. parrhoppidia Staudinger, 1896
  • Acraea parrhasia f. pseudoppidia Strand, 1914
  • Acraea lycoides Boisduval, 1836
  • Acraea dejana Godman and Salvin, 1890
  • Acraea cerceis rhodina Rothschild & Jordan, 1905
  • Acraea servona f. rubra Eltringham, 1912
  • Acraea servona tenebrosa Eltringham, 1912
  • Acraea servona f. digitata Carpenter, 1935
  • Acraea servona tenebrosana Ackery, 1995
  • Acraea cerceis var. subochreata Grünberg, 1910
  • Acraea oppidia Hewitson, 1874
  • Acraea circeis var. orientis Aurivillius, 1904
  • Acraea cerceis ab. depunctella Strand, 1911
  • Acraea cerceis ab. unipunctella Strand, 1911
  • Acraea cerceis ab. semipunctella Strand, 1911
  • Acraea cerceis ab. transienda Strand, 1911

Acraea parrhasia, the yellow-veined acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of forests.

The larvae feed on Urtica species (including U. rigida) and Dioscorea smilacifolia.

Subspecies[edit]

  • A. p. parrhasia (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, western Cameroon)
  • A. p. kenya van Someren & Rogers, 1926 (Kenya: north-eastern slopes of Mount Kenya and the Njombeni Hills)
  • A. p. limonata Eltringham, 1912 (Bioko)
  • A. p. orientis Aurivillius, 1904 (eastern and north-eastern Tanzania, Kenya: south-east to the Teita Hills)
  • A. p. servona Godart, 1819 (Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, north-western Zambia)

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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