Charaxes brutus brutus ( Cramer, 1779 )

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: 36-37

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Charaxes brutus brutus ( Cramer, 1779 )


132. Charaxes brutus brutus ( Cramer, 1779)  

WL: 45mm. C. brutus   is a common forest butterfly whose nominate subspecies flies from Senegal to Nigeria; three further subspecies are known throughout Africa. The caterpillars are polyphagous, reportedly feeding on several species of Euphorbiaceae   , Tiliaceae   , Meliaceae   , Sapindaceae   and Melianthaceae   . Previous references. Regions: Bolama. Authors: Aurivillius (1910), Larsen (2005), Bivar-de-Sousa et al. (2008a).

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