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  Charaxes solon echo Butler, 1867
  Family Name : Nymphalidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Butterfly and Moth)

  Common Names : Black Rajah

 
Black Rajah
  • Description
    • Description :
      Upperside is dark brown, with a yellow discal band stretching from the forewings to the hindwings. The hindwings possess a pair of equally-sized tails at veins 2 and 4. Underside purplish with reddish-brown sub-marginal spots.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      The species is a forest butterfly and is rather local, a strong flyer that rarely strays from the confines of the forested areas of the nature reserves.
      Habitats :
      Forest
      Distribution :
      Almost throughout the Oriental Region, except Java.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Loss of habitat and host plants.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Part of Singapore's indigenous biological heritage and of general educational value and interest to the public and enthusiasts.
      Conservation Notes :
      The preservation of its preferred habitats and its hitherto unknown host plant would be critical to this species’ continued survival in Singapore.
  • Status
    • Conservation Status :
      Very Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Butterfly Circle. http://www.butterflycircle.com/ 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Khew, S.K. 2010. A field guide to the butterflies of Singapore. Singapore: Ink On Paper Communications Pte Ltd. 342pp 

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