Charaxes defulvata Joicey & Talbot, 1926



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Uncertain. Rediscovered or invalid (synonym) or missing.


Reportedly rediscovered by (Pyrcz, 1992a,b). But its taxonomic validity is reported as uncertain (Mendes & Bivar-de-Sousa, 2012:173-174). It has more recently been considered misisng (Mendes & Bivar-de-Sousa, 2022).



São Tomé


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Joicey, J. T. and Talbot, G. (1926). New forms of Lepidoptera from the island of São Tomé, West Africa. The Entomologist 59: 220-226.


Other references:

Mendes, L. F. and Bivar-de-Sousa, A. (2012). New account on the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) from São Tomé e Príncipe. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa 51: 157-186.

Mendes, L. F. and Bivar-de-Sousa, A. (2022). Butterflies and Skippers (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands, pp. 349-369. In: Ceríaco, L.M.P., de Lima, R.F., Melo, M., Bell, R.C. (eds.). Biodiversity of the Gulf of Guinea Oceanic Islands. Springer, Cham.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (1992a). Provisional check-list of the butterflies of São Tomé and Príncipe islands. Lambillionea 92(1): 46-52.

Pyrcz, Tomasz W. (1992b). Rain forests of São Tomé e Príncipe: butterflies and conservation. Tropical Lepidoptera 3(2): 95-100.


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