Charaxes bernardus

Charaxes bernardus hierax C. & R. Felder, 1867 – Tawny Rajah
Family- Nymphalidae



Dorsal view Male. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 09-09-2014


Ventral view. Male. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 06-11-2014


A male feeding on dead Crab. Ventral view. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 11-05-2015


A male feeding on dead Crab. Kaptai National Park, Rangamati. 27-05-2015

Status: Common. Habit and Habitat: Very fast flier. Commonly seen single or in a group feeding on fluid of rotten crab, fish, tree sap, damp patch and animal dung. Does not visits flowers. Restricted in the forest habitat. Male and female almost similar. It has similarities with Charaxes aristogiton, Charaxes psaphon and Charaxes marmax. Local Distribution: Southeast and northeast regions. Range: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Thailand