Charaxes alpinus

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Charaxes alpinus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. alpinus
Binomial name
Charaxes alpinus
van Someren & Jackson, 1957[1]
  • Charaxes ethalion alpinus van Someren & Jackson 1957

Charaxes alpinus, the montane charaxes, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in eastern Zimbabwe.[2] The habitat consists of montane forests in the Eastern Highlands.

Adults are on wing year round.

The larvae feed on Albizia adianthifolia.


Charaxes alpinus is a member of the large species group Charaxes etheocles.


  • Victor Gurney Logan Van Someren, 1966 Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part III. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology) 45-101.[1]

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