Tawny Coster

Acraea terpsicore

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The Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) is a small leathery winged butterfly which is common in grassland and scrub habitats. It belongs to the Nymphalidae or brush-footed butterfly family. It has a weak fluttery flight. It is avoided by most insect predators. This species and the Yellow CosterAcraea issoria are the only two Indian representatives of the predominantly African tribe Acraeini.

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