Erikssonia acraeina

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Eriksson's copper
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Erikssonia
Species: E. acraeina
Binomial name
Erikssonia acraeina
Trimen, 1891
  • Erikssonia alaponoxa Henning & Henning, 2001

Erikssonia acraeina, the Eriksson's copper, is a species of butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It was long thought to be monotypic within the genus Erikssonia. It is found in the southern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern and south-eastern Angola and western and north-western Zambia (Mongu, Kataba, Mundwiji Plain).

The South African population on the Waterberg is now treated as Erikssonia edgei.

Adults are on wing through most of the summer months, having been recorded from October to April, with a peak in activity from January to March.

External links[edit]


  • Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Erikssonia acraeina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded 31 July 2007.