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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.
 
Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
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.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Ogale, H., Y. Gurjar, R. Lovalekar, and K. Kunte. 2020. Charaxes bharata C. & R. Felder, [1867] – Indian Nawab. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.97. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/571/Charaxes-bharata
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