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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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