Pearl Charaxes

(Charaxes varanes)

Pearl Charaxes
Native to: 

Africa

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on plants from the Sapindaceae family.

Interesting Fact: 

This fast flier rests with its wings closed (like most butterflies) so catching a peek of its beautiful orange, red, and bright white upper wings can be challenging. 

Photograph by: 
Anne Belmont