Charaxes pondoensis

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Pondo emperor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Charaxini
Genus: Charaxes
Species: C. pondoensis
Binomial name
Charaxes pondoensis
  • Charaxes ethalion pondoensis van Someren, 1967

Charaxes pondoensis, the Pondo emperor, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found in southern Africa.[1]

The wingspan is 45–55 mm in males and 48–60 mm in females. They fly year-round, with peaks October/November and March to May.[2]

Larvae feed on Milletia sutherlandi and Milletia grandis.[1][2]


Charaxes pondoensis 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. 
  • Van Someren V.G.L 1967 Revisional notes on African Charaxes (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Part IV. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) (Entomology)277-316.[1] 285 plate 1

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