Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Garden AcraeaAcraea horta

Male upperside                                                     Female underside

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.
Identification
Wingspan 45-53 mm. Male bright red; female creamy yellow.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Flutters and glides around shrubs and trees, usually not far from its food plant.
Larval foodplants
Kiggelaria africana