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Charaxes lycurgus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Charaxes
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Similar  Charaxes doubledayi, Charaxes cedreatis, Charaxes eudoxus, Charaxes zelica, Charaxes boueti

Charaxes lycurgus, the Laodice untailed charaxes, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. The habitat consists of lowland evergreen forests and riverine forests.


Adult males feed on otter and bird droppings and both sexes are attracted to fermented fruit.

The larvae feed on Pterocarpus santalinoides, Paullinia pinnata, Albizia zygia, Lonchocarpus cyanescens, Dalbergia, Millettia, Dichapetalum and Trachyphrynium species.


  • Charaxes lycurgus lycurgus (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, western Nigeria)
  • Charaxes lycurgus bernardiana Plantrou, 1978 (northern and eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Bioko, Congo, Central African Republic, northern Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, southern Sudan, western Uganda, Tanzania: eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika)
  • Taxonomy

    Charaxes lycurgus is a member of the species group Charaxes lycurgus. The supposed clade members are:

    Clade 1

  • Charaxes lycurgus nominate
  • Charaxes porthos
  • Charaxes zelica
  • Clade 2

  • Charaxes mycerina
  • Charaxes doubledayi
  • References

    Charaxes lycurgus Wikipedia

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