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Natal Acraea

Afrikaans name: Natal-rooitjie

Natal Acraea butterfly

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Acraea natalica

The Natal Acraea is an attractive black and orange butterfly with males having deeper brighter colours than the female.

It is a common butterfly in savanna and lowland forest from the Eastern Cape through KwaZulu-Natal to Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

The Natal Acraea can be seen all year but is more common in summer.



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