Acraea rabbaiae

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Acraea rabbaiae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. rabbaiae
Binomial name
Acraea rabbaiae
Ward, 1873[1]
  • Acraea (Acraea) rabbaiae
  • Acraea mombasae Grose-Smith, 1889

Acraea rabbaiae, the clear wing acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, from Mozambique to Kenya and in Tanzania.

The wingspan is 45–52 mm for males and 55–65 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round, with peaks from September to June and from March to June.[2]

The larvae feed on Tryphostemma zanzibaricum and Schlechterina mitostemmatoides.


  • Acraea rabbaiae rabbaiae (coast of Kenya, coast of Tanzania, northern Mozambique)
  • Acraea rabbaiae perlucida Henning & Henning, 1996 (Malawi, southern Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa: Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal)


  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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