Charaxes nobilis

Charaxes nobilis is a great butterfly from Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The first description was in 1873 by Druce. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm Charaxes nobilis 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

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

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


Description

The forewings are black. In the pinion there is an isolated white spot. There is a broad white or yellowish band on wing.
The underside is black. There are many white spots and areas on wing. At the margin there are two big yellow spots.

The hind wings are white or yellowish and have two razor-thin tails. The margin is ridged and black and include a chain of little blue spots.
The underside is white. Nearby the body there are some black stripes. The margin is black and include a chain of white spots.

The body is black, but the afterbody is white.

Sex differences:


Distribution

Charaxes nobilis is a butterfly of the Afrotropic ecozone (Africa). The distribution extend from Liberia to Nigeria, Congo and Sudan.


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 Druce. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

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Scientific name

Charaxes nobilis Druce 1873


Synonym

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Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AFROTROPIC (Africa)

 

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