Pearl Charaxes (Charaxes varanes)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Charaxes
Species: varanes

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On Mar 21, 2008, debnes_dfw_tx from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a small but very beautiful butterfly which is distributed throughout Africa.

The caterpillars eat plants from Sapindaceae, particularly at least 8 of Allophylus spp.

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