Charaxes antiquus

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Charaxes antiquus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. antiquus
Binomial name
Charaxes antiquus
  • Charaxes brutus antiquus Joicey & Talbot, 1926

Charaxes antiquus is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found on the island of São Tomé.[2] The habitat consists of forests and woodland. The species was named by James John Joicey and George Talbot in 1926.[1]


The butterfly has black edges with two pointy edges on the bottom end, it has a white striped nearly in the middle, and the remainder is colored dark brown and is lighter on the bottom. It is measured 10 centimeters long.


The species is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Charaxes brutus.


  1. ^ a b "Charaxes Ochsenheimer, 1816" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File H - Charaxinae - Tribe Charaxini

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