Charaxes nyikensis

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Charaxes nyikensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. nyikensis
Binomial name
Charaxes nyikensis
van Someren, 1975[1]
  • Charaxes alpinus nyikensis van Someren, 1975

Charaxes nyikensis, the montane charaxes, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Malawi and eastern Zambia.[2] The habitat consists of montane forests, riverine forests, scrub forests and Brachystegia woodland.

The larvae feed on Albizia gummifera and Dalbergia lactea.


Charaxes nyikensis is a member of the large species group Charaxes etheocles.


  • Van Someren, V.G. L., 1966 Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part III. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology)45-101.[1] 85
  • Van Someren, V.G. L., 1975 Revisional notes on African Charaxes, Palla and Euxanthe (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part X. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Entomology) 32 (3):65-136.[2] Status revised to full species.

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