Charaxes pollox

Fruit and sap feeders. This butterfly belongs to a large group of African butterflies called Charaxes. They have strong probosces that can make a hole in fruits that they feed from. They often congregate on wounded trees or branches where they feed on the sap.

Name: Charaxes

Latin: Charaxes pollox

Family: Nymphalidae

Origin: Tanzania

Food plant: Pea family