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Tawny Coaster - Acrea viola  Acraea terpsicore,Geotagged,Tawny coster,Vietnam Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Tawny Coaster - Acrea viola

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''Acraea terpsicore'', the tawny coster, is a small, 53–64 millimetres , leathery-winged butterfly common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. This species and the yellow coster are the only two Indian representatives of the predominantly African tribe Acraeini. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Apr 7, 2020. Captured in QL20, Gia Tân 2, Thống Nhất, Đồng Nai, Vietnam.