Acraea satis

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Acraea satis
AcraeaSatis.jpg
In Adalbert Seitz's Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. satis
Binomial name
Acraea satis
Ward, 1871[1]
Synonyms
  • Acraea (Acraea) satis
  • Acraea corona Staudinger, 1885
  • Acraea satis f. donatis Woodhall, 2000

Acraea satis, the east coast acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Zimbabwe, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya.

The wingspan is 55–65 mm for males and 55–70 mm for females. Adults are on wing from September to April, with peaks in February and early March in southern Africa. There are several generations per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Urera hypselodendron and Urera trinervis in eastern Africa.

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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