Charaxes castor flavifasciatus - Giant emperor

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Charaxes castor

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Species details:

Note:
Distribution: Mozambique,Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Larval food (by plant family):
Larval food (by plant genus):
Larval food (by plant species):
CelastraceaeGymnosporia senegalensis (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeAfzelia quanzensis (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. 88.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 104.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Charaxes castor flavifasciatus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403580, retrieved 17 January 2019

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