Charaxes eupale eupale ( 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

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Charaxes eupale eupale ( Drury, 1782 )


*137. Charaxes eupale eupale ( Drury, 1782)  

WL: 30mm. C. eupale   is a forest butterfly, though it tolerates forest degradation and is also known to occur in savanna woodland. This is a new species for Guinea-Bissau, where its presence was already expected (Larsen, 2005). It is distributed from Lower Casamanse (southern Senegal) to Nigeria; south of its range flies C. e. latimargo. Known host-plants are Scutia   ( Rhamnaceae   ), Cathormion   sp. and Albizia adianthifolia   ( Fabaceae   ).

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 2 specimens (JB)  

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