Charaxes anticlea anticlea ( Drury, 1782 )

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: 37-38

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Charaxes anticlea anticlea ( Drury, 1782 )


138. Charaxes anticlea anticlea ( Drury, 1782) 

WL: 30mm. The species flies in forest but extends to dry forest. The typical subspecies ranges from Senegal to eastern Nigeria   ; C. a. proadusta occurs in Central Africa to Angola and Zambia, C. a. adusta in Kivu ( DRC) and Uganda, and C. a. suna flies in western Kenya . The host-plants are Acacia  and Mezoneuron  ( Fabaceae  ). 

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió, 1 specimen (JB)  . Tombali: Mato de Lautchande ( PNFC), 12.07.2009, 1♂ (BS 28921). 

Previous references. Regions: Without a precise location. Authors: Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a).

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