Charaxes castor castor ( Cramer, 1775 )

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: 36

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-FFCE-FFC0-FF0E-F9DAFCBAF8C9

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Charaxes castor castor ( Cramer, 1775 )
status

 

131. Charaxes castor castor ( Cramer, 1775) 

WL: 50mm. C. castor  flies in forests, degraded forest and Guinea savanna. Two subspecies occur along the African savanna region: nominate C. c. castor  from Senegal to Nigeria and across to western Kenya and northwestern Tanzania; and C. c. flavofasciatus from eastern Kenya to South Africa. Subspecies C. c. arthuri and C. c. comoranus are endemic to Pemba Island and the Comoro Islands, respectively. Caterpillars are polyphagous and feed on several Fabaceae  , Poaceae  , Celastraceae  , Ulmaceae  , Euphorbiaceae  and Iridaceae  . Previous references. Regions: Tombali. Authors: Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a). Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: R; CS: I.