Charaxes etesipe tavetensis - Scarce forest charaxes

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Charaxes etesipe

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Species details:

Note: The image shows a male.
Distribution: This race: coastal Kenya and Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, eastern Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Limpopo, northern KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeAfzelia quanzensis (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeEntada abyssinica (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeDalbergia nitidula (Larval foodplant)
PhyllanthaceaeMargaritaria discoidea var. nitida (Larval foodplant)
PolygalaceaeSecuridaca longepedunculata (Larval foodplant)
Literature: Henning, G.A., Pringle, E.L.L. & Ball, J.B. (1994), Pennington's Butterflies of Southern Africa, Struik Winchester, Cape Town, p. 93.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 110.
Williams, M,C. (2008), Butterflies and Skippers of the Afrotropical Region, Nymphalidae subfamily Charaxinae, p. 160, Online Encyclopaedia.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Charaxes etesipe tavetensis., retrieved 21 May 2024

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