Neha Patil

Acraea rahira

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Telchinia rahira
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acraea
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acraea, Acraea esebria, Acraea acrita, Acraea axina, Acraea anacreon

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Acraea rahira, the marsh acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in southern Africa. In South Africa it is found from the Western Cape along the coast to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, then inland to Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.


The wingspan is 35–40 mm for males and 40–50 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round in warmer areas, with a peak from September to April. In cooler areas it is only found in the hot summer months.

The larvae feed on Persicaria attenuata africana and Conyza canadensis.


  • Acraea rahira rahira (southern Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique to Malawi, southern Tanzania, Zambia, southern Zaire (Shaba), Angola, western Kenya, Uganda)
  • Acraea rahira mufindi Kielland, 1990 (Tanzania)
  • References

    Acraea rahira Wikipedia

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