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, Swaziland and Limpopo, northern KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Charaxes etesipe tavetensis.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403440, retrieved 25 July 2017

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