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Charaxes jasius

Charaxes jasius, the two-tailed pasha, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Occurring in maquis shrubland in southern Europe and northern Africa, the larva typically feeds on the leaves of the strawberry tree. It has a wingspan reaching 76 to 83 mm (3.0 to 3.3 in) in males, with females being slightly larger. This butterfly of the subspecies C. j. jasius was photographed in Sithonia, Greece.

Photograph credit: Charles James Sharp

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