Pseudacraea boisduvali

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Boisduval's false acraea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pseudacraea
Species: P. boisduvali
Binomial name
Pseudacraea boisduvali
(Doubleday, 1845)[1]
  • 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).



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


  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.