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Charaxes schreiber (Godart, [1824]) – Blue Nawab

Subspecies in India:

(1) Charaxes schreiber wardii (Moore, [1896]) – Sahyadri Blue Nawab
(2) Charaxes schreiber assamensis (Rothschild, 1899) – Khasi Blue Nawab
(3) Charaxes schreiber tisamenus (Fruhstorfer, 1914) – Malayan Blue Nawab

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Adenanthera pavonina (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Bauhinia phoenicea (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Cynometra cauliflora (Wynter-Blyth 1957), Moullava spicata (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Fabaceae). Helicteres isora (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Malvaceae). Aglaia lawii (K. Kunte pers. obs. 2017) (Meliaceae). Nephelium lappaceum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Rourea minor (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957) (Sapindaceae).

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:

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Charaxinae > Charaxini > Charaxes


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhambure, R., and H. Ogale. 2020. Charaxes schreiber (Godart, [1824]) – Blue Nawab. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/609/Charaxes-schreiber
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