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Acraea caldarena

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Acraea caldarena
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
Rank  Species
Acraea caldarena
Similar  Acraea oncaea, Acraea anemosa, Acraea acrita, Acraea axina, Acraea rabbaiae

Acraea caldarena, the black tip acraea or black-tipped acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in southern and southeastern Africa.

The wingspan is 40–50 mm (1.6–2.0 in) for males and 45–55 mm (1.8–2.2 in) for females. Adults are on the wing year round, with a peak from August to April in southern Africa.

The larvae feed on Passifloraceae species, including Tricliceras longipedunculatum and Adenia species.

Subspecies

  • Acraea caldarena caldarena (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, southern DRC (Katanga), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya)
  • Acraea caldarena neluska Oberthür, 1878 (coasts of eastern Kenya and eastern Tanzania)
  • References

    Acraea caldarena Wikipedia


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