Charaxes etheocles etheocles ( Cramer, 1777 )

Bivar-De-Sousa, António, Vasconcelos, Sasha, Mendes, Luís F., Larsen, Torben B., Baker, Jon & Guilherme, João L., 2016, Butterflies of Guinea-Bissau: VIII. New data, new reports, corrections and biodiversity (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea), Zootaxa 4201 (1), pp. 1-77: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4201.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3EB08193-954B-49BF-A989-1E73AC070E6B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A50287F3-FFC8-FFC6-FF0E-FEE9FCBAFD22

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scientific name

Charaxes etheocles etheocles ( Cramer, 1777 )
status

 

*139. Charaxes etheocles etheocles ( Cramer, 1777) 

WL: 36mm. C. etheocles  is a forest species known to inhabit somewhat degraded forest and some types of dry forest. The nominate subspecies flies from Senegal to Nigeria and is now objectively reported from Guinea-Bissau, although its occurrence in the country was foreseeable (Larsen, 2005); some other subspecies are known along Central Africa to Kenya, west of the Rift valley. The caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on Rhamnaceae  , Ulmaceae  and mainly on Fabaceae  . 

Studied material. Tombali: Coli , 0 6.07.2006, 1♀ (BS 28666). 

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: I.