Axiocerses tjoane

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Eastern scarlet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lycaenidae
Tribe: Aphnaeini
Genus: Axiocerses
Species: A. tjoane
Binomial name
Axiocerses tjoane
(Wallengren, 1857)[1]
  • Chrysorychia tjoane Wallengren, 1857

Axiocerses tjoane, the eastern scarlet, common scarlet or scarlet butterfly, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae. 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.


  • Axiocerses tjoane tjoane
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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Axiocerses at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms