South African Butterfly Breeding Association (SABBA) A Branch of Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA) - Founded 1993

A Non Profit Company Company (NPC) - Registration No. 2005/035451/08, Public Benifit Organization (PBO) - Tax Exemption No 930033432 - P. O. Box 599, Ramsgate, 4285.

Host plant to - Butterfly: Charaxes veranus veranus


These butterflies feed on nectar plants occasionally with their main diet being fermenting fruits such as bananas - guava - pineapple - a large assortment of wild berries and fruits off indigenous trees - as well as tree saps.

Found to fly throughout the year - but less frequently during the winter months.

Butterfly: Charaxes veranus veranus (Pearl Charaxes) Host Plant List - Allophylus natalensis
Butterfly: Charaxes veranus Eggs - 3 Days Old Larva - 1st Instar
Larva - 3rd Instar Larva - 5th Instar Pupae - 4 Days Old

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Welcome to S.A Butterflies

A place for rare butterflies to be and to be protected as they are extremely rare. Only a few have ever been caught - but through our breeding program we have been able to breed over one hundred and have released them back into the wild. Thanks to the dedication of a few who cared for their survival - a very rare butterfly - has been described.