Charaxes tiridates tiridates ( Cramer, 1777 )

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

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Charaxes tiridates tiridates ( Cramer, 1777 )


*133. Charaxes tiridates tiridates ( Cramer, 1777)  

WL: 48mm. C. tiridates   is a typical forest species formerly known from Senegal to southern Nigeria , and now reported from Guinea-Bissau for the first time. Other subspecies are known in the Equatorial Guinean Bioko Island and along tropical Africa to Ethiopia. The highly polyphagous caterpillars feed on Ulmaceae   , Santalaceae   , Fabaceae   , Linaceae   and Tiliaceae   .  

Studied material. Cacheu: Caió , 1 specimen (JB).  

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