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Acraea pharsalus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
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Similar  Acraea lycoa, Acraea jodutta, Acraea bonasia, Acraea parrhasia, Acraea perenna

Acraea pharsalus, the east African forest acraea or Pharsalus acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Ethiopia, Angola, Zambia and Mozambique. The habitat consists of forests and riverine vegetation in Guinea savanna.

Adults have been recorded from July to September.

The larvae feed on Theobroma cacao, Tectona grandis, Ficus exasperata, Ficus aspersifolia, Ficus sycomorus, Laportea peduncularis, Fleurya ovalifolia and Boehmeria species.

Subspecies

  • Acraea pharsalus pharsalus (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea: Bioko and Annobon, Angola, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, Uganda, western Kenya, Tanzania, northern Zambia)
  • Acraea pharsalus carmen Pyrcz, 1991 (Equatorial Guinea: island of Príncipe)
  • Acraea pharsalus pharsaloides Holland, 1892 (eastern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique)
  • Acraea pharsalus rhodina Rothschild, 1902 (Ethiopia, Sudan: south to the Boma plateau)
  • References

    Acraea pharsalus Wikipedia


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