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Actinote polis (Pierre 1999)

the Western Musanga Acraea

Andrew V. Z. Brower
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Containing group: Actinote


This large hyaline species was described as distinct from A. pentapolis by Pierre & Bernaud (1999). Larval hostplant Musanga and other Urticaceae (Larsen, 2005).

Other Names for Actinote polis (Pierre 1999)


Larsen, T. B. 2005 Butterflies of West Africa. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books.

Pierre, J. & Bernaud, D. 1999. Révision de la super espèce Acraea (pentapolis): A. (p.) polis n. sp. et premiers états de A/ pentapolis et A. vesperalis (Lepidoptera: Nyymphalidae). Bull. Soc. Fr. Ent. 104: 5-14.

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Scientific Name Actinote polis
Location Nigeria: Port Harcourt
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Dirk Motshagen
Life Cycle Stage adult
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Source Collection Nigeria butterflies
Copyright © 2009 Dirk Motshagen
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