Acraea induna

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Induna acraea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Acraea
Species: A. induna
Binomial name
Acraea induna
Trimen, 1895
Synonyms
  • Hyalites induna (Trimen, 1895)
  • Actinote induna (Trimen, 1895)
  • Telchinia induna (Trimen, 1895)
  • Hyalites induna salmontana Henning & Henning, 1996

Acraea induna, the induna acraea, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The habitat consists of woodland and montane grassland.[1]

The wingspan is 29–54 mm for males and 54–62 mm for females. Adults are on wing from March to May. There is one generation per year.[2]

The larvae feed on Aeschynomene nodulosa.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acraea induna induna (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe: eastern highlands)
  • Acraea induna salmontana (Henning & Henning, 1996) (only found in montane sourveld on the ridges of the Soutpansberg in the Limpopo Province)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: Nymphalidae - Tribe Acraeini
  2. ^ 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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