Charaxes varanes: Pearl Charaxes Butterfly

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The Karkloof Emperor or Pearl Emperor [Charaxes varanes] is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, found in Africa from Saudi Arabia to South Africa.

The wingspan is 65–70 mm in males and 70–90 mm in females. Flight period is year-round.

Larvae feed on Allophylus spp. and Cardiospermum halicacabum.

Photo: Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville, Florida  [20140727]

Source: Wikipedia

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