Charaxes butterflies are some of my favorite insects due to their sleek design and aggressive behavior. This group of butterflies has some of the fastest butterflies in the world as well as some with bad attitudes. This includes the Green Veined Emperor, which is in the Guiness Book of World records for “most aggressive butterfly”. The wings of these butterfly are serrated and sometimes used as a weapon to joust or “elbow” other butterflies away from favorite feeding areas. Some members of this group drink fermented fruit and fly around intoxicated. What is not to love about the Charaxes?
I created a new display featuring two members of this group that have strking features, the Charaxes Brutus (showing beautiful underside) and Charaxes smaragdalis. This butterfly collection is for sale here.