Charaxes numenes numenes (Hewitson, 1859)

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

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Charaxes numenes numenes (Hewitson, 1859)


134. Charaxes numenes numenes (Hewitson, 1859) 

WL: 41mm. This butterfly is also typical of forest habitats and is very similar to C. tiridates  , from which it can be distinguished by the presence of two whitish and almost parallel median and sub-basal lines on the hindwing verso. The nominate subspecies is known from Senegal to Nigeria; other subspecies occur in Central and East Africa. Known host-plants are species of Fabaceae  , Sapindaceae  and Tiliaceae  .

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.