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Acraea eponina.jpg
Acraea eponina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Tribe: Acraeini
Boisduval, 1833

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The Acraeini are a tribe of butterflies of the subfamily Heliconiinae in the family Nymphalidae.


The recognized genera are:[1]

The genus Acraea is highly paraphyletic and needs to be redelimited. This will possibly re-establish the old genus Telchinia, and perhaps others.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  Tree of Life

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Acraeini at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Acraeini at Wikispecies