Charaxes penricei

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Scarce savanna charaxes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. penricei
Binomial name
Charaxes penricei
Rothschild, 1900[1]
Synonyms
  • Charaxes peculiaris Lathy, 1906
  • Charaxes penricei ab. flavus Lathy, 1925
  • Charaxes penricei penricei ab. paraperpullus White, 1978
  • Charaxes penricei f. dealbata Joicey and Talbot, 1922
  • Charaxes penricei tanganyikae f. caerulescens van Someren, 1969

Charaxes penricei, the scarce savanna charaxes, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of savanna, especially Brachystegia woodland.

The larvae feed on Entada species and Securidaca longipedunculata.

Description[edit]

The original description written by Walter Rothschild is available on line through Google Books. See page 460 of "A Monograph of Charaxes and the Allied Prionopterous Genera" from Novitates Zoologicae volume VII, number 3, December 1900.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Charaxes penricei penricei (eastern Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, eastern Zimbabwe)
  • Charaxes penricei dealbata van Someren, 1966 (Congo, north-western Angola, western Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Charaxes penricei tanganyikae van Someren, 1966 (western Tanzania)

Taxonomy[edit]

Charaxes etesipe is a member of the species group Charaxes etesipe.

The clade members are:

References[edit]

  • Van Someren, Victor Gurney Logan (1966). Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part III. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 45-101.[1]
  • Van Someren, Victor Gurney Logan (1969). Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part V. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 75-166. [2] Additional notes.

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