Genus: Charaxes

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

List from Vári & Kroon (2002).

Charaxes achaemenes (Bushveld emperor)    


Charaxes acuminatus



Charaxes alpinus



Charaxes baumanni



Charaxes bohemani (Large blue emperor)



Charaxes brainei



Charaxes brutus (White-barred emperor)


Charaxes candiope (Green-veined emperor)


Charaxes castor (Giant emperor)        


Charaxes chittyi



Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emporer)


Charaxes druceanus (Silver-barred emperor)


Charaxes etesipe (Scarce forest emperor)



Charaxes ethalion (Satyr emperor)


Charaxes fulguratus



Charaxes gallagheri



Charaxes guderiana (Blue-spangled emperor)



Charaxes jahlusa (Pearl-spotted emperor)


Charaxes jasius (Foxy emperor)


Charaxes karkloof (Karkloof emperor)


 Charaxes macclounii      



Charaxes manica



Charaxes marieps (Marieps emperor)



Charaxes nichetes



Charaxes pelias (Protea emperor)



Charaxes penricei



Charaxes phaeus (Demon emperor)


Charaxes pollux



Charaxes pondoensis (Pondo emperor)


Charaxes protoclea (Flame-bordered emperor)



Charaxes pseudophaeus 



Charaxes vansoni (Van son's emperor)


Charaxes varanes (Pearl emperor)  


Charaxes violetta (Violet-spotted emporer)



Charaxes xiphares (Forest king emporer)


Charaxes zambeziensis



Charaxes zoolina (Club-tailed emperor)



  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.


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