Charaxes pembanus

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Charaxes pembanus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. pembanus
Binomial name
Charaxes pembanus
Jordan, 1925[1]
  • Charaxes etheocles pembanus Jordan, 1925
  • Charaxes pembanus f. coelestissima Turlin, 1987

Charaxes pembanus is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found on Pemba Island, just off the east coast of Africa.[2] The habitat consists of forest margins and woodland.

The larvae probably feed on Albizia species.


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


  • 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] page 70 Plate 9, figures 67-68, 71-72.

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