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Garden Acraea

Afrikaans name: Tuinrooitjie

Garden Acraea

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Acraea horta

The Garden Acraea is a butterfly that is found in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Although in some areas they can be found all year round they are most abundant during spring and summer.

Females have a wingspan of just over 5 cm and are a bit bigger than males. The male is reddish in colour while females are a pale brown.

The Garden Acraea lays batches of eggs on their host plant which is most often the Wild Peach.

These butterflies are found in woodlands, parks and gardens.

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References

Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 44

Butterflies of the Western Cape - Author: A.J.M. Claassens - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 28

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 80

First Field Guide to Butterflies & Moths of Southern Africa - Author: Simon van Noort - Year Published: - Page: 16

Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 36

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 399

What's That Butterfly - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 563

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