Bonasia acraea

Acraea bonasia

''Acraea bonasia'', the bonasia acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia. The habitat consists of forests.
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Naming

*''Acraea bonasia bonasia'' , Uganda , Rwanda, Burundi, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, north-eastern Zambia)
⤷ ''Acraea bonasia banka'' Eltringham, 1912

Behavior

Adult males mud-puddle and visit patches of urine and animal excrement.

Food

The larvae feed on ''Clappertonia ficifolia'', ''Triumfetta macrophilla'', ''Triumfetta ruwenzorensis'', ''Triumfetta brachyceras'', ''Triumfetta'' and ''Hibiscus'' species.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyNymphalidae
GenusAcraea
SpeciesA. bonasia
Photographed in
Uganda