Axiocerses tjoane, the eastern scarlet, common scarlet or scarlet butterfly, is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in southern and eastern Africa.
The wingspan is 24–32 mm for males and 25–34 mm for females. Adults are on the wing year-round.
The larvae feed on Acacia (including A. abyssinica, A. polyacantha subsp. campylacantha and A. sieberiana var. woodii), Peltophorum africanum and Brachystegia species.
- Range: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, central and eastern Zambia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and South Africa: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces
- Axiocerses tjoane rubescens Henning & Henning, 1996
- Range: south-eastern DRC to north-western Zambia
- ^ Axiocerses at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms