Acraea (Actinote) acerata Hewitson, 1874

Bivar-De-Sousa, António, Vasconcelos, Sasha, Mendes, Luís F., Larsen, Torben B., Baker, Jon & Guilherme, João L., 2016, Butterflies of Guinea-Bissau: VIII. New data, new reports, corrections and biodiversity (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4201 (1), pp. 1-77: 49

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFDD-FFD3-FF0E-FF59FCBAFE52

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Plazi

scientific name

Acraea (Actinote) acerata Hewitson, 1874
status

 

*188. Acraea (Actinote) acerata Hewitson, 1874 

WL: 20mm. A. acerata  is a forest species, now reported for the first time for Guinea-Bissau  . This constitutes the northernmost record of this species, as it was formerly known from Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, DRC, Sudan and Kenya, and south to Mozambique, northern Botswana and northern Namibia. The caterpillars feed on Ipomoea, Lepistemum  and Merremia  ( Convolvulaceae  ), Passiflora  ( Passifloraceae  ) and Solanum  ( Solanaceae  ). 

Studied material. Gabú: Beli (Boé), 0 2.07.2009, 1♀ (BS 29339). 

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: I.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Acraea