Acraea cuva cuva - Chic acraea

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Acraea cuva
Acraea cuva
Acraea cuva

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Catapu, Mozambique (left & centre) and Alan Gardiner (right).

Species details:

Note: A low-flying species. The photos show the female laying eggs on young leaves of Rinorea elliptica. Photo right shows the 1st instar larvae.
Distribution: A rare species of densely wooded areas in Mozambique and Eastern Zimbabwe.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
ViolaceaeRinorea elliptica (Food plant)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Acraea cuva cuva., retrieved 22 March 2023

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