ⓘ Charaxes agrarius


ⓘ Anomalous nawab

Charaxes agrarius, the anomalous nawab, is a butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the rajahs and nawabs group, that is, the Charaxinae subfamily of the brush-footed butterflies family. The name is based on their resemblance to the common nawab, which was described before the discovery of this species.


1. Description

Male and female: Both wings with the yellow discal band uniformly narrower, the outer edge of the band more irregular, undulated, the portions between the medians being each somewhat incurved. Forewing with a large quadrate lower submarginal spot and two small superposed apical spots. Hindwing with yellowish-white rounded submarginal spots, the upper minute, the lower three large and dento-lunate; marginal ochreous lunules not present in the male, very indistinct in female, the lower bluish-grey streaks only present in male. Underside similar to Polyura athamas, but paler.