Charaxes psaphon Westwood, 1847 - Plain Tawny Rajah

Subspecies in India

(1) Charaxes psaphon imna Butler, 1870 – Indian Plain Tawny Rajah

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 Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh21131
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka32211
Kerala1111122
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2433
Maharashtra2437811010141113
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal221611
Total24411121431217281918
Miliusa tomentosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Robinson et al. 2010) (Annonaceae). Adenanthera pavonina (Nitin et al. 2018), Bauhinia racemosa (Nitin et al. 2018), Dalbergia latifolia (Nitin et al. 2018), Pithecellobium dulce (Nitin et al. 2018), Pterocarpus marsupium (Nitin et al. 2018), Tamarindus indica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Fabaceae). Aglaia lawii (Kunte 2006), Aglaia elaeagnoidea (Robinson et al. 2010), Dysoxylum gotadhora (Hemant Ogale; Amboli, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra; 19 Jan 2020) (Meliaceae).

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.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Charaxes psaphon Westwood, 1847 – Plain Tawny Rajah. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/charaxes-psaphon, accessed 2023/09/29.