Samiksha Jaiswal

Acraea aurivillii

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
Acraea aurivillii
Similar  Acraea parrhasia, Acraea quirina, Acraea jodutta, Acraea alciope, Acraea perenna

Acraea aurivillii, the large alciope acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia. The habitat consists of forests.

Contents

The larvae feed on Laportea podocarpa, Urera flamigniana, Urera gravenreuthii, Urera thorneri, Pouzolzia denudata, Urera hypselodendron and Adenia species.

Subspecies

  • Acraea aurivillii aurivillii (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, southern and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Uganda, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, Zambia)
  • Acraea aurivillii schecana Rothschild & Jordan, 1905 (south-western Ethiopia)
  • Etymology

    The name honours the Swedish entomologist Per Olof Christopher Aurivillius.

    References

    Acraea aurivillii Wikipedia


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