Acraea encedon encedon - White-barred Acraea

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Acraea encedon

Photo(s): Bart Wursten: Nhascuvo Ranger Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Notes: The image shows a male f. fulva with an reddish-brown forewing colour and a white apical band.
Distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Swaziland and South Africa. Also in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Comoro Islands and Madagascar.
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Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 78.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 98.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, File E - Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiiinae, p. 194 Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Acraea encedon encedon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402440, retrieved 28 March 2017

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