Charaxes marieps

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Marieps emperor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. marieps
Binomial name
Charaxes marieps
van Someren & Jackson, 1957

Charaxes marieps, the Marieps emperor, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in South Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 48–60 mm in males and 65–70 mm in females. Has two broods from September to November and March to May.[2]

Larvae feed on Ochna species.[1][2]


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


  1. ^ a b "Charaxes Ochsenheimer, 1816" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7. 
  • 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]
  • M. C. Williams and J.Boomker, 1980 The life cycle of Charaxes marieps. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society

34(3), 1980, 295-301 pdf

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