Acraea caldarena caldarena - Black-tipped acraea

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Acraea caldarena

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Species details:

Note: The image shows a female
Distribution: Angola, DRC, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, Free State, South Africa
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
TurneraceaeTricliceras longepedunculatum var. longepedunculatum (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 80.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 84.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File E Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiinae, p. 105, Online Encyclopaedia.

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 caldarena caldarena.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403190, retrieved 19 May 2019

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