Acraea stenobea

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Acraea stenobea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. stenobea
Binomial name
Acraea stenobea
Wallengren, 1860[1]
  • Acraea (Acraea) stenobea
  • Acraea acronycta Westwood, 1881
  • Acraea albomaculata Weymer, 1892

Acraea stenobea, the suffused acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in south-west Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Transvaal and the Free State.

The wingspan is 48–55 mm for males and 50–56 mm for females. Adults are on wing year-round in warm areas, with peaks in September and from March to May.[2]


  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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