Charaxes bharata C. & R. Felder, [1867] - Indian Nawab

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. It was earlier treated as a population of Charaxes athamas – Common Nawab but recent molecular phylogenetic work (Toussaint et al. 2015) has suggested this to be a distinct species. It is uncertain where the Andamanese Charaxes andamanicus Fruhstorfer, 1906, which was also treated as a subspecies of Charaxes athamas – Common Nawab, will fit following this taxonomic change.
 

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh211
Arunachal Pradesh28311121
Assam3654311071
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1114
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh221
Jammu and Kashmir UT111
Jharkhand
Karnataka1134342345
Kerala612111324
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh122
Maharashtra2515361024253023
Manipur11
Meghalaya1112
Mizoram11
Nagaland111
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim2137723
Tamil Nadu12243
Tripura21
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3415111
West Bengal412123826
Total372221191112183161925443
Acacia caesia (Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia catechu (Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia chundra (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Acacia pennata (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Acacia polyacantha (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Acacia torta (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Adenanthera pavonina (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Albizia julibrissin (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Albizia lebbeck (Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010), Albizia corniculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Falcataria moluccana (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Caesalpinia bonduc (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Caesalpinia mimosoides (Davidson & Aitken 1890), Caesalpinia crista (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Caesalpinia regia (Robinson et al. 2010), Caesalpinia sappan (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Delonix regia (Davidson & Aitken 1890; Bell 1909; Wynter-Blyth 1957), Pithecellobium dulce (Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Fabaceae). Grewia (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Helicteres isora (Smetacek & Smetacek 2011) (Malvaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 
Toussaint, E. F. A., J. Morinière, C. J. Müller, K. Kunte, B. Turlin, A. Hausmann, and M. Balke. 2015. Comparative molecular species delimitation in the charismatic Nawab butterflies (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 91:194-209.
 

Page citation

Ogale, H., Y. Gurjar, R. Lovalekar, and K. Kunte 2022. Charaxes bharata C. & R. Felder, [1867] – Indian Nawab. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/charaxes-bharata, accessed 2022/12/01.