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Green veined Charaxes

Charaxes candiope

Description:

Large butterfly... fast.. didn't sit still for very long. Beauuuutiful. I didn't get to see the back of his wings, but they were similar to the underneath but with more green. Body brown, Wings mottled brown shades with some white, and emerald green venation with more solid green on the shoulders.

Habitat:

In freshwater coastal forest around buildings and near to a lake.

Notes:

This one was flitting around close to the camp.. http://tolweb.org/Charaxes_candiope

6 Comments

MudWiggle
MudWiggle 6 years ago

Thank you! He is indeed very beautiful and VERY SPEEDY. That is the one and only close up I managed to get. I found all the butterflies in the rainforest area to be amazing... but so so speedy and so unfocused.... and as a result.. the photos also.. :)

MudWiggle
MudWiggle 6 years ago

Yes, I am working on them one by one.... thank you!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Please, update your IDs, thanks!

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Charaxes candiope. Unique butterfly!!
http://photocamel.com/gallery/data/4179/...
http://tolweb.org/Charaxes_candiope

dcslaugh
dcslaugh 6 years ago

beauuutiful is right. love that green! very clear shot of that superfast butterfly!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 6 years ago

Great capture MudWiggle! Thank you for sharing this fast moving little critter :)

MudWiggle
Spotted by
MudWiggle

Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 30, 2015
Submitted on Jan 9, 2016

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