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Encedon Acraea

Acraea encedon


Acraea encedon (the Common Acraea, White-barred Acraea or Encedon Acraea) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in tropical Africa and south-western Arabia. It is one of the species of Acraea sometimes separated in Telchinia.


The wingspan is 40–50 millimetres (1.6–2.0 in), with the female being slightly larger than the male, but otherwise similar in pattern and colour. The apex of the forewing is blackish and divided by a white bar. The rest of the surface of the wings are usually orange with black spots, however paler varieties with a greyish or yellowish base colour are also found. The butterfly is a polymorphic Müllerian mimic of Danaus chrysippus, which is a highly unusual phenomenon as Müllerian mimicry is almost always monomorphic.

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Lat: 9.60, Long: 8.00

Spotted on Feb 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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