Charaxes varanes (Pearl Charaxes)
Photos for easy identification
These are nice photos of Charaxes varanes (Perlen Charaxes). Charaxes varanes is a member of the
The fore wings are two-coloured. The inner part of the wing is white. The rest of wing is brown and contains many orange spots.
The underside is marbled brown and also marbled yellow. In the middle of wing there is a dark line. Next to the margin there is a chain of dark spots.
The hind wings two-coloured. The inner part of the wing is white. The rest of wing is brown. At the margin there is a chain of little black spots. The hind wings have one tail.
The underside is nearly a copy of the underside of fore wings. Next to the margin there is a chain of dark eyes.
The body is white but the underside is yellow.
Sex differences: ---
- Allophylus glaucescens
- Allophylus macrobotrys
- Allophylus macrostachys
- Allophylus melanocarpa
- Allophylus melanocarpus
- Allophylus natalensis
- Allophylus spicatus
- Allophylus subcoriaceus
- Schmidelia africana
The first description of this butterfly was in 1764 by Cramer. There are only two subspecies.
- Charaxes varanes bertrami [Riley, 1931]
- Charaxes varanes vologeses [Mabille, 1876]
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 varanes Cramer 1764
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: VARANES