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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Butterflies

Compilation of this checklist would not have been possible without the data and technical assistance provided by the UCT-ADU SABCA project and virtual museum.

Information from nature reserve checklists compiled by Chuck Saunders, updated with additions from Chuck Saunders, 5 November 2009, plus additional photographic records. Numbers quoted are from Pennington's Butterflies. Nomenclature updated in 2012, as per the SABCA virtual museum.

Photos to illustrate the checklist provided by Christopher K. Willis, I.C. and A. Sharp, Justin Bode, Peter Webb, Steve Woodall, Ralda & Louis Heyns, G. Diedericks, J.C. McMaster, M. Holmes, Geoff Nichols, Michael Purves and Kate Braun.

Swaziland's Butterflies - Families
(For detailed information on each species, click on the species name.)

 
Nymphalidae
   Satyrinae

browns
0 Zuluia abscissa
   
0 Nauphoeta cinerea
   
0 Hostilia clavigera
   
0 Derocalymma versicolor
   
0 Compsagis intermedius
   
0 Zuluia lithostrota
   
8 Melanitis leda
   Twilight bown
Malolotja Mlawula
11 Bicyclus safitza safitza
   Common bush brown
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
13 Bicyclus ena
   Grizzled bush brown
Mlawula
14 Bicyclus anynana anynana
   Squinting bush brown
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
18 Heteropsis perspicua perspicua
   Eyed bush brown
Mlawula
27 Dingana angusta
   Long Tom widow
Malolotja
40 Coenyra hebe
   Zulu shadefly
Mlawula
43 Physcaeneura panda
   Dark-webbed ringlet
Mlawula
45 Cassionympha cassius
   Rainforest brown
Malolotja
47 Neita neita
   Neita Brown
Malolotja
50 Neita extensa
   Savanna brown
Possibly found in Swaziland
54 Pseudonympha poetula
   Drakensberg brown
59 Pseudonympha magoides
   False silver-bottom brown
Possibly found in Swaziland
71 Stygionympha wichgrafi wichgrafi
   Wichgraf's hillside brown
Malolotja
71.1 Stygionympha curlei
   Curle's hillside brown
Possibly found in Swaziland
71.2 Stygionympha scotina scotina
   Eastern hillside brown
Possibly found in Swaziland
77 Ypthima impura paupera
   Impure ringlet
Malolotja Mlawula
79 Ypthima granulosa
   Granular ringlet
Mlawula
81 Ypthima asterope asterope
   African ringlet
Malolotja Mlawula

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