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Garden Acraea

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies in summer months.

Family Name:
Acraea horta
Common Name:
Garden Acraea
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