Euxanthe trajanus

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Euxanthe trajanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euxanthe
Species: E. trajanus
Binomial name
Euxanthe trajanus
(Ward, 1871)[1]
  • Godartia trajanus Ward, 1871
  • Euxanthe (Hypomelaena) trajanus
  • Charaxes trajanus
  • Euxanthe schatzi Staudinger, 1885
  • Euxanthe trajanus gabonicus Le Cerf, 1923
  • Euxanthe trajanus f. depuncta Le Cerf, 1923
  • Euxanthe (Hypomelaena) trajanus nigeriae van Someren, 1975

Euxanthe trajanus, the Trajan's forest queen, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic and Uganda.[2] The habitat consists of primary lowland evergreen forests.

The larvae feed on Deinbollia, Phialodiscus and Lovoa species.


  • Euxanthe trajanus trajanus (Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola, southern and north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic)
  • Euxanthe trajanus antonius Rousseau-Decelle, 1938 (southern Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Euxanthe trajanus vansomereni Poulton, 1929 (eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda)


  1. ^ "Euxanthe Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Afrotropical Butterflies: File H - Charaxinae - Tribe Euxanthini