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

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Charaxes castor castor ( Cramer, 1775 )


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.