Afrikaans name: Natal-rooitjie
Natal Acraea butterfly
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.
References and further readingButterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Hugo Germishuys - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 46
Butterflies of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Mark Williams - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 120
Butterflies of the Kruger National Park - Author: Johan Kloppers and the late Dr. G. Van Son - Year Published: 1978 - Page: 66
Familiar South African Butterflies - Author: Clive Quickelberge - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 21
Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - Author: Steve Woodhall - Year Published: 2005 - Page: 84
Gardening for Butterflies - Author: Steve Woodhall & Lindsay Gray - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 90
Ivor Migdoll's Field Guide to the Butterflies of Southern Africa - Author: Ivor Migdoll - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 155
Self-guided Trails in Durban - Author: Durban Corporation - Year Published: - Page: 122
Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 246