Photos for easy identification
These are nice photos of Charaxes nobilis. Charaxes nobilis is a member of the
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.
Larval food / Foodplants
The first description of this butterfly was in 1873 by Druce. There are two subspecies.
- Charaxes nobilis claudei [Le Moult, 1933]
- Charaxes nobilis rosemariae [Rousseau-Decelle, 1934]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 23.06.2005)
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
-no entry- (as at 19.08.2005)
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
-no entry- (as at 2004) (see: www.redlist.org/)
Similar and closely-related species
Charaxes nobilis Druce 1873
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: NYMPHALIDAE
- Subfamilie: CHARAXINAE
- Tribe: CHARAXINI
- Genus: CHARAXES
- Specific name: NOBILIS