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Barcode data: Charaxes achaemenes

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

AAAGATATTGGAACTTTATACTTTATTTTTGGAATTTGAGCAGGAATAGTTGGAACTTCCCTT---AGTCTAATTATTCGAACTGAATTAGGAAACCCCGGAGCTTTAATTGGGGAT---GATCAAATTTATAATACTATTGTTACAGCACATGCTTTTATTATAATTTTTTTTATAGTTATACCTATTATAATTGGAGGATTTGGTAATTGATTAGTTCCTTTAATA---TTAGGAGCTCCTGATATAGCATTTCCACGAATAAATAATATAAGATTTTGACTTTTACCCCCTTCTCTAGTCTTATTAATTTCAAGTAGAATTGTAGAAAATGGAGCAGGAACAGGATGAACAGTTTATCCCCCTTTATCTTCTAATATTGCTCATGGAGGAGCATCAGTAGATTTA---GCAATTTTTTCACTCCATTTAGCTGGAATTTCATCTATTCTAGGAGCAATTAATTTTATTACTACAATTATTAATATACGAGTTAATAATATATCTTATGATCAAATACCATTATTTATTTGATCAGTTGGAATCACTGCATTATTATTATTATTATCTCTTCCAGTTTTAGCCGGA---GCTATTACTATATTATTAACTGACCGAAATCTAAATACCTCTTTTTTTGACCNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNACATCCTGAAGTTTATATTTTAATTTTACCNGGATTTGNTATAATTTCTCATATTATTTCCCAAGAAAGAGGAAAAAAG---GAAACCTTTGGTAATTTAGGAATAATTTATGCTATATTAGCCATTGGTTTACTTGGATTTATTGTTTGAGCACATCATATATTTACAGTAGGAATAGATATTGATACACGAGCTTATTTTACTTCAGCTACTATAATTATTGCCGTACCTACAGGAATTAAAATTTTTAGTTGATTA---GCAACTCTTCATGGAACT---CAAATTAATTATAGTCCTTCAATATTATGAGGATTAGGATTTATTTTTTTATTTACAGTTGGAGGATTAACAGGAGTAATTCTAGCTAATTCATCTATTGATATTGCCCTTCATGATACCTATTATGTAGTCGCTCATTTCCATTATGTA---TTATCTATAGGAGCTGTATTTGCTATTTTAGGAGGATTTGTTCACTGATACCCCTTATTTACAGGATTAGTTCTTAATCCTTATTTATTAAAAATTCAATTTATTTCAATATTTATTGGAGTAAATTTAACCTTTTTTCCTCAACATTTCTTAGGTTTAGCCGGTATACCTCGA---CGTTATTCTGATTATCCAGATAGTTTTTTA---TCTTGAAATATTATTTCTTCTTTTGGGTCCTATATTTCTTTATTTTCTATAATAATAGTAATAATTATTATTTGAGAATCTATAATCTATCAACGAGTTATT---ATTTTTTCATTAAATATACCATCATCT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Charaxes achaemenes

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Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Charaxes achaemenes

The Bushveld Emperor or Bush Charaxes (Charaxes achaemenes) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae found in across Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 55–60 mm in males and 60–70 mm in females. Flight period is year-round.[2]

Larvae feed on Pterocarpus rotundifolius, Pterocarpus angolensis, Xanthocercis zambesiana, Dalbergia boehmii, Piliostigma thonningii, Pterocarpus erinaceus, Dalbergia nitidula, Brachystegia spiciformis.[1][2]

Description[edit]

A full description is given by Rothschild, W. And Jordan, K., 1900 Novitates Zoologicae Volume 7:287-524. [1] page 460-463 (for terms see Novitates Zoologicae Volume 5:545-601 [2])

Subspecies[edit]

Listed alphabetically.[1]

  • C. a. achaemenes C. & R. Felder, 1867 (eastern Kenya, Tanzania, south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, south-eastern Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland)
  • C. a. atlantica van Someren, 1970 (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo)
  • C. a. monticola Joicey & Talbot, 1925 (northern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, Central African Republic, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo: Ituri, western Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya: west of the Rift Valley)

Taxonomy[edit]

Charaxes achaemenes is a member of the species group Charaxes etesipe

The clade members are

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Charaxes, funet.fi
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve. Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Cape Town:Struik Publishers, 2005
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