|Acraea anacreon and related species|
Hyalites anacreon (Trimen, 1868)
Acraea anacreon, the (large) orange acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Kwazulu-Natal and Transvaal and from Angola to Zimbabwe and to Kenya. Elsewhere in Africa and adjacent regions, "orange acraea" refers to the smaller A. eponina, which apparently does not belong in the same genus as the present species.
The wingspan is 40–50 mm for males and 45–55 mm for females. Adults are on wing from October to May, with a peak in February. There are usually multiple generations per year, but only one (with adults on wing in February) in high mountains.
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