Charaxes montis

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Charaxes montis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. montis
Binomial name
Charaxes montis

Charaxes montis is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south-western Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.[2] The habitat consists of montane forests.

The larvae feed on Albizia gummifera.


Described as a subspecies of Charaxes dilutus, later regarded as a full species by Victor Van Someren.

Similar species[edit]

Charaxes subornatus is in the Charaxes eupale species group (clade). The clade members are:




  • Victor Gurney Logan Van Someren, 1974 Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part IX. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 29 (8):415-487. [1]
  • Bouyer, T., Zakharov, E., Rougerie, R. & Vingerhoedt, E. (2008): Les Charaxes du groupe eupale : description d’un nouveau genre, révision et approche génétique (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae) Entomologica Africana Hors Série 3:1-32.

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