Charaxes contrarius

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Charaxes contrarius
Charaxes etheocles var. contrarius figure 2
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. contrarius
Binomial name
Charaxes contrarius
van Someren, 1969[1]
  • Charaxes etheocles var. contrarius Weymer, 1907
  • Charaxes etheocles f. subargentea van Someren and Rogers, 1932
  • Charaxes contrarius f. conjugens van Someren, 1969
  • Charaxes contrarius tenebrosus Kielland, 1990

Charaxes contrarius is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found along the coasts of Kenya and Tanzania.[2] The habitat consists of lowland forests, heavy coastal woodland and riverine vegetation at altitudes of near sea-level up to 700 meters.

The larvae feed on Albizia species.


Charaxes contrarius is a member of the large species group Charaxes etheocles


  • Victor Gurney Logan Van Someren, 1969 Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part V. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology)75-166.[1]

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