BlueGnu - Explore South Africa's many tourist attractions

Dusky Acraea

Afrikaans name: Kafferbok-rooitjie

 Visit Shore2Shore

Dusky Acraea

Photo © Steven Herbert

Got a comment about the content on this page?

Dusky Acraea

Photo © Steven Herbert

Hyalites esebria

The male Dusky Acraea is slightly bigger than the female. Males have a wingspan of around 5 cm while females are around 5.5 cm.

The colouring of this butterfly is variable with the patches being anything from a pale yellow to more orange.

The Dusky Acraea can be seen on the wing all year round, but it is most common between December and April.

It occurs in the eastern portions of the country and its preferred habitats are woodland and forest fringes.

Top

References

Provinces

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Northern Cape

Western Cape

Top places to visit

South Africa Attractions

Kruger Park

Johannesburg

Durban

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

Pretoria

iMfolozi Game Reserve

Wildlife

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Insects

Amphibians

Free counters!

Copyright Steven Herbert T/A Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2019. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use - Mobile site