IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to the eastern mountains of Zimbabwe and there are records from the Chimanimani Mts and the Vumba [Bvumba] Mts. It must also be found on the Mozambique side of the border, which has barely been studied as far as butterflies are concerned and which occupies a larger area than in Zimbabwe. Nothing much is known about the species, all material having been collected in traps (Pringle et al. 1994) but even the relatively localized members of the black Charaxesbutterflies are usually well distributed and relatively common in their area of occupancy (AOO) and this is probably the case for this species as well. The extent of occurrence (EOO) of the known Zimbabwean distribution of this butterfly is approximately 2,000 km2, but this excludes the currently unknown Mozambique distribution which is probably larger. The AOO is smaller still, but the habitat is primarily miombo woodland in the eastern highlands which is fairly extensive within the EOO (Nyoka and Musokonyi 2002).


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