Charaxes lasti

Silver-striped Charaxes

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: 333
First Flown On: 03/28/07
Last Flown On: 03/13/20

Species Range:

  • Africa

Host plants:

  • Afzelia quanzensis
  • Brachystegia spiciforms
  • Julbernardia magnistipulata

Food Source

The adults of this species prefer to nectar from rotting fruit rather than flowers.

Habitat

This butterfly can be found in coastal forests and heavy woodlands.

Life history

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

Flights

The Silver-striped Charaxes can be found in flight year-round.

Fun Facts

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