• Common Name: Blue-spotted Charaxes
  • Scientific Name: Charaxes cithaeron
  • Family: Nymphalidae
  • Subfamily: Charaxinae
  • Tribe: Charaxini
  • Wingspan: 3.1 to 3.8 in
  • Place of origin: East Africa

Butterflies in the exhibit are raised on butterfly farms around the world. This form of sustainable agriculture helps protect natural forest habitats from destruction and promote local economic growth.

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Photos © Florida Museum, by Ryan Fessenden