Acraea sykesi

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Acraea sykesi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. sykesi
Binomial name
Acraea sykesi
Sharpe, 1902[1]
  • Acraea (Acraea) sykesi
  • Acraea skyesi
  • Acraea doubledayi f. candida Eltringham, 1912

Acraea sykesi, the Sykes' acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south-eastern Sudan, northern Uganda, north-western Kenya and possibly north-western Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of dry riverbeds and savanna.

The larvae feed on Adenia species, including A. venenata.


  1. ^ "Acraea Fabricius, 1807" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Acraeini

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