Charaxes castor flavifasciatus - Giant emperor

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Charaxes castor

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Swanepoel Timber Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique.

Species details:

Notes:
Distribution: Mozambique,Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Related plant families:
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
CelastraceaeGymnosporia senegalensis (Larval foodplant)
CelastraceaePleurostylia africana (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeAfzelia quanzensis (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeCassia fistula (Larval foodplant)
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeSchotia brachypetala (Larval foodplant)
PhyllanthaceaeBridelia micrantha (Larval foodplant)
UlmaceaeTrema orientale (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. 88.
Woodhall, S. (2005), Field guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 104.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths: Charaxes castor flavifasciatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=403580, retrieved 30 November 2021

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