Atlas of African Lepidoptera

Record details

LepiMAP:   646300
Province:   Eastern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3325CD
Observer:   Darling Gregg; Des Darling
Date of record:   2018-04-21
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2018-04-23 18:10:45
Sp. code:   410360
Species name:   Acraea acara acara
Common name:   Acara acraea -- Ridder-rooitjie
Family:   NYMPHALIDAE
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Acraea acara, seems out of range
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=LepiMAP-646300
VM-number: 646300 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Fanie Rautenbach
Comment:   We have noticed a westerly movement of Acara acraea. They now have been recorded near East London, Queenstown, Grahamstown etc. First record was in January 2016 and we now have more than 10 for that part of the Eastern Cape. The theory is that it is because of the invasion of Passiflora caerulea which Acara acraea can use as a food plant.
Date:   2018-04-23 18:10:45
Species name:   Acraea acara acara -- Acara acraea; Ridder-rooitjie
Species code:   410360

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