Charaxes fulvescens senegala van Someren, 1975

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: 35-36

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Charaxes fulvescens senegala van Someren, 1975


127. Charaxes fulvescens senegala van Someren, 1975  WL: 46mm. C. fulvescens senegala  is common in Guinea-Bissau and JB found it to be the most common Charaxes  in forest. This is consistent with observations by Condamin (mss) in the Basse Casamance ( Senegal). This subspecies ranges from Senegal to Nigeria, and four other subspecies occur throughout Africa. The hostplants are Allophylus africanus  and other Sapindaceae  of that genus.

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 4 specimens (JB)  . Quinara: Buba Tombo ( PNLC), 16.07.2009, 9♂ 2♀ (BS 29147/29148, 29159/29161, 29166, 29188/29189, 29199/29201)  . Tombali: Coli , 0 6.07.2006, 2♂ 1♀ (BS 28676, 28681/28682). 

Previous references. Regions: Bafatá, Quinara, Tombali. Authors: Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a), Boersma & Gernaat (2009).

Probable abundance and proposed status. AB: C; CS: LC.