Charaxes pollux (Black-bordered Charaxes)
Photos for easy identification
These are nice photos of Charaxes pollux (Black-bordered Charaxes) (male). Charaxes pollux is a member of the
The fore wings are orange. The border is dark-brown. At the wing leading edge there are some dark-brown spots.
The underside is very colourful. The inner half is auburn and contains many white bordered black spots. The other half is white and olive. It contains a chain of triangular black spots.
The hind wings are orange, ridged and have two short tails. The border is dark-brown and contains one blue eye.
The underside is nearly a copy of the underside of fore wings.
The body is orange.
Sex differences: The female is bigger then the male.
The first description of this butterfly was in 1775 by Cramer. There are only four subspecies.
- Charaxes pollux gazanus [van Someren, 1967]
- Charaxes pollux geminus [Rothschild & Jordan, 1900]
- Charaxes pollux maua van [Someren 1967]
- Charaxes pollux mirabilis [Turlin, 1989]
Here you can see a female of Charaxes pollux.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
-no entry- (as at 14.06.2006)
- 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 pollux Cramer 1775
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: POLLUX