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Acraea violarum

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

Acraea violarum, the speckled red acraea, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal, Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique. It is a variable species with a number of described morphs including form violarum, form assimilis and form gracilis.

The wingspan is 40–48 mm for males and 43–55 mm for females. Adults are on wing year round, with a peak from July to November.

The larvae feed on Basananthe sandersonii. Adults have been found feeding on flower nectar of Scabious species.

References

Acraea violarum Wikipedia


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