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Charaxes fulvescens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Charaxes
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Similar  Charaxes numenes, Charaxes anticlea, Charaxes paphianus, Charaxes eupale, Charaxes lucretius

Charaxes fulvescens, the forest pearl charaxes, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The habitat consists of dense evergreen forests at low to moderate altitudes. Occasionally inhabits savanna.


The larvae feed on Allophylus species, including A. macrobothrys, A. africanus, A. macrostachys and A. subcoriaceus.


Charaxes varanes group. Subgenus Stonehamia (Hadrodontes) The group members are:

  • Charaxes varanes
  • Charaxes fulvescens very similar to varanes
  • Charaxes acuminatus very pointed forewing
  • Charaxes balfouri
  • Charaxes analava
  • Charaxes nicati
  • Charaxes bertrami perhaps subspecies of varanes
  • Charaxes saperanus
  • Charaxes defulvata
  • Subspecies

  • Charaxes fulvescens fulvescens (eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Charaxes fulvescens imenti Plantrou, 1989 (central Kenya)
  • Charaxes fulvescens marialuisae Canu, 1989 (Bioko)
  • Charaxes fulvescens monitor Rothschild, 1900 (Central African Republic, southern Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania, north-western Zambia)
  • Charaxes fulvescens senegala van Someren, 1975 (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, western Nigeria)
  • References

    Charaxes fulvescens Wikipedia

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