Acraea cuva cuva - Chic acraea

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Acraea cuva
Acraea cuva
Acraea cuva

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique (left & centre) and Alan Gardiner (right).

Species details:

Note: A low-flying species. The photos show the female laying eggs on young leaves of Rinorea elliptica. Photo right shows the 1st instar larvae.
Distribution: A rare species of densely wooded areas in Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe.
Larval food (by plant family):
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Literature:

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Acraea cuva cuva.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=400590, retrieved 21 November 2019

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