oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The life-history of Charaxes pelias pelias Cram. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
|Article Title||The life-history of Charaxes pelias pelias Cram. (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Sep 1949|
|Pages||109 - 117|
|Keyword(s)||Butterfly, Charaxes pelias pelias, Colouring, Illustrations, Ratnia amplexicaulis food-plant and Variation in larvae|
A female of Charaxes pelias pelias Cram., the typical Cape race, was noticed on plants of Rafnia amplexicaulis. Larvae were found by looking over Rafnia plants. Detailed descriptionptions were made from the original egg and the resultant larva and pupa, some notes being added on the variation in larvae which were taken in the field.
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