Pseudacraea boisduvali

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Boisduval's false acraea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudacraea
Species: P. boisduvali
Binomial name
Pseudacraea boisduvali
(Doubleday, 1845)[1]
Synonyms
  • Diadema boisduvalii Doubleday, 1845
  • Pseudacraea trimenii Butler, 1874
  • Pseudacraea boisduvali f. beatricia Stoneham, 1965
  • Pseudacraea boisduvali f. westwoodi Stoneham, 1965
  • Pseudacraea boisduvali f. marsabitensis Carpenter and Jackson, 1950
  • Pseudacraea colvillei Butler, 1884
  • Pseudacraea boisduvali var. deficiens Karsch, 1897

Pseudacraea boisduvali, or Boisduval's false acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in most of Africa, except the north-western quarter.

The wingspan is 65–70 mm for males and 75–88 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with a peak from January to May.[2]

The larvae feed on Chrysophyllum, Mimusops (including M. obovata and M. zeyheri), Manilkara discolor and Englerophytum (including E. magalismontanum and E. natalense).

Subspecies[edit]

Mimicry[edit]

Pseudacraea boisduvali is, with Acraea egina and Graphium ridleyanus, a member of a mimicry complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pseudacraea Westwood, [1850]" 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.