Charaxes andara

Charaxes andara is a  butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Ward. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes andara is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is black with a broad white band. Hind wings are ridged and have two tails.




Photos for easy identification

Photos © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photos © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photos © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)
Photos © by Thomas Neubauer; from assortment of Dr. Hildegard Winkler specialty shop of entomology (see links)

These are nice photos of Charaxes andara. Charaxes andara is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa).


Description

The forewings are black. The margin is ridged. There is a chain of big white spots. In back the white spots fusion to a broad white band.
The underside is very colourful. Some areas are orange, grey and auburn. The white spots and the white band from upside are also there. There are many black spots, which have a white border.

The hind wings are black and have two tails. The margin is ridged. There is a broad white band.
The underside is very colourful. Some areas are orange, grey and auburn. The white band from upside is also there. There are many longish, black spots, which have a white border. In back there are three little blue eyes.

The body is brown, but the upside is black.

Sex differences: The female is bigger and chubbier than the male.


Distribution

Charaxes andara is a butterfly of the Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The distribution is restricted to Madagascar.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food / Foodplants

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1873 by Ward. There are no subspecies.


Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Charaxes brutus [Cramer, 1779] (White Barred Charaxes )


Scientific name

Charaxes andara Ward 1873


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa) 

 

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