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Blue Spotted Charaxes

Basic Information

General information

Family: “Nymphalidae”
Sub Family: “Charaxinae”
Estimated Lifespan 10 Days

Garden Specific Information

Estimated Number In Flight: 0
Total Number of Pupae Received: 1910
First Flown On: 11/12/02
Last Flown On: 01/08/21

Species Range:

  • “Africa”

Host plants:

  • Trema orientalis
  • Albizia adianthifolia
  • Celtis africana
  • Craibia brevecaudatus

Food Source

The adults of this species feed on fermenting fruit.


This butterfly is mainly found in the evergreen forests in Southern Africa.

Life history

After mating the females lays the eggs singly on the upperside of the leaves of the hostplant.


The Blue-spotted Charaxes can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

This butterfly exhibits sexual dimorphism, meaning the males and females look different.