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Charaxes lucretius

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Charaxes
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Similar  Charaxes cynthia, Charaxes boueti, Charaxes tiridates, Charaxes protoclea, Charaxes eupale

Charaxes lucretius, the violet-washed charaxes or common red charaxes, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family.



Charaxes lucretius group:

  • Charaxes lucretius
  • Charaxes octavus
  • Charaxes odysseus
  • Charaxes lactetinctus
  • Subspecies

  • C. l. lucretius (Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, western Nigeria)
  • C. l. intermedius van Someren, 1971 (Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia)
  • C. l. maximus van Someren, 1971 (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, western Kenya, north-western Tanzania)
  • C. l. saldanhai Bivar de Sousa, 1983 (north-western Angola)
  • C. l. schofieldi Plantrou, 1989 (north-eastern Zambia)
  • Distribution and habitat

    It is found in Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. The habitat consists of primary forests.


    Both sexes are attracted to fermenting fruit, but males are also attracted to animal droppings. The larvae feed on Annona senegalensis, Hugonia platysepala and Trema species.


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