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

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Charaxes etheocles etheocles ( Cramer, 1777 )


*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.