Charaxes antiquus

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Charaxes antiquus
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Male
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Female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. antiquus
Binomial name
Charaxes antiquus
Synonyms
  • 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]

Description[edit]

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.

Subspecies[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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