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Acraea igola

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Acraea igola
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acraea, Acraea oncaea, Acraea esebria, Acraea rabbaiae, Acraea anacreon

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.

The larvae feed on Urera woodii and Urera trinervis.

References

Acraea igola Wikipedia


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