Photos for easy identification
These are nice photos of Charaxes andara. Charaxes andara is a member of the
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.
Larval food / Foodplants
The first description of this butterfly was in 1873 by Ward. There are no subspecies.
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 andara Ward 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: ANDARA