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Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor)    

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Charaxinae > Genus: Charaxes

Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor) male upper side.   [photo Steve Woodhall ] Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor) male under side, Mtunzini. [photo Steve Woodhall ]
Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor)  Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor)

Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor) female upper side, Gilitts. [photo Steve Woodhall ]

Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted emperor) female underside, Gilitts. [photo Steve Woodhall ]