De rerum: an acknowlegement and explanation.
INDEX: Linnaean

Friday, April 22, 2011

Telchinia (Acraea) cabira

The Yellow-banded Acraea: I found this young specimen in our garden on an overcast April afternoon. It has lovely markings, particularly on the underside. Originally described as Acraea cabira Hopffer 1855, it was subsequently revised to genus Hyalites (the Bitter Acraeas), and now recently to Telchinia, a genus first introduced by Hubner in 1819.
I have promised myself to take a photo of Hermannia sp, and do a posting on the genera Acraea, Hyalites and  Telchinia.

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