Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Charaxes
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
varanes
Sub Species
varanes
NOTES

A large, common, fast flying butterfly. It generally flies at tree-top height. The larvae eat Allophyllus and various Rhus species. Female seen laying eggs on the leaves of Allophyllus decipiens.


AUTHORITY
(Cramer, 1764)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: This butterfly appears a golden orange when flying
Colour: Orange
Common Name
Pearl caraks
Butterfly
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen flying high and fast through the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
December
Synonyms for Species
Papilio varanes



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