Charaxes candiope

Green-veined Charaxes or Green-veined Emperor

Basic Information

General information

Family: Nymphalidae
Sub Family: Charaxinae
Estimated Lifespan 14 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 193
First Flown On: 10/11/06
Last Flown On: 03/22/24

Species Range:

  • Africa

Host plants:

  • Croton sylvaticus
  • gratissimus
  • meyalocapus

Food Source

The adults feed at sap runs and rotting fruit.


It can be found in the savannah habitats of Africa.

Life history

Eggs are laid singly on the upper surface of the hostplant leaves.


This butterfly can be found in flight from October to June.

Fun Facts

The caterpillars of this genera have large heads with "horns" that make them look like dragons.