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Acraea lygus

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

Acraea lygus, the lygus acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in south-west Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia. In South Africa it is found from the savannah in Northern Cape to the Limpopo Province and the north-west provinces. It is an occasional migrant to Mpumalanga.

The wingspan is 48–55 mm for males and 50–56 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, but mainly from September to June.

References

Acraea lygus Wikipedia


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