Axiocerses amanga, the bush scarlet, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. It is found in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The wingspan is 24–28 mm for males and 25–30 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round in South Africa.
The larvae feed on Acacia species, Ximenia americana and X. caffra. They are associated with the ant species Camponotus niveosetosus.
- Range: South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, south-eastern DRC, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa, where it is present in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces
- Axiocerses amanga borealis Aurivillius, 1905
- Range: Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Niger, northern Cameroon
- Axiocerses amanga baumi Weymer, 1901
- Range: Angola, Namibia
- ^ Axiocerses at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
- Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.