Rahul Sharma

Acraea pseudegina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
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Similar  Acraea quirina, Acraea egina, Acraea bonasia, Acraea zetes, Acraea jodutta

Acraea pseudegina is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.

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Description

Acraea pseudegina has a wingspan reaching about 45–55 millimetres (1.8–2.2 in). In this quite variable species the uppersides of the forewings are usually smoky black, with some black spots. Fringes are black except on the inner margins of both wings where they are yellowish. The uppersides of the hindwings have brick-red colour. An irregular row of nine spots shown by transparency from the underside crosses the discal area of the wings. The underside is similar to the upperside, but there is a series of black marking on the edge of the hindwings.

Distribution

This species can be found in Senegal, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, western Kenya, Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

Biology

The larvae feed on Passiflora and Cephalomma species.

References

Acraea pseudegina Wikipedia


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