Acraea igola

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Acraea igola
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. igola
Binomial name
Acraea igola
Trimen, 1889
  • Telchinia igola (Trimen, 1889)
  • Hyalites igola (Trimen, 1889)
  • Acraea maculiventris Grose-Smith and Kirby, 1894
  • Acraea igola f. turbata Le Doux, 1923
  • Acraea igola f. fasciola Le Doux, 1923

Acraea igola, the dusky-veined acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found from the Eastern Cape along the coast to KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, north-eastern Tanzania.

The wingspan is 40–45 mm for males and 45–53 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with a peak from October to April. It is very scarce in dry months.[1]

The larvae feed on Urera woodii and Urera trinervis.


  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 

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