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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.)

 
Pieridae

whites
589 Pinacopteryx eriphia eriphia
   Zebra white
Malolotja Mlawula
590 Colias electo electo
   African clouded yellow
Malolotja
591 Catopsilia florella
   African migrant
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
592 Eurema hecabe solifera
   Lowveld yellow
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
593 Eurema brigitta brigitta
   Broad-bordered grass yellow
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
595 Eurema desjardinsii regularis
   Angled grass yellow
Malolotja
596 Eronia cleodora cleodora
   Vine-leaf vagrant
Malolotja Mlawula
597 Afrodryas leda
   Autumn leaf vagrant
Mlawula
598.2 Nepheronia argia variegata
   Large vagrant
Possibly found in Swaziland
599 Nepheronia buquetii buquetii
   Buquet's vagrant
Mlawula
600 Nepheronia thalassina sinalata
   Cambridge vagrant
601 Colotis calais calais
   Topaz arab
Malolotja
603 Colotis vesta argillaceus
   Veined tip
Malolotja Mlawula
606 Colotis ione
   Bushveld purple tip
Malolotja Mlawula
607 Colotis regina
   Queen purple tip
Mlawula
609 Colotis annae annae
   Scarlet tip
Malolotja Mlawula
610 Colotis auxo auxo
   Sulphur orange tip
Mlawula
611 Colotis antevippe gavisa
   Red tip
Mlawula
612 Colotis evenina evenina
   Orange tip
Mlawula
613 Colotis euippe omphale
   Smoky orange tip
Malolotja Mlawula
614 Colotis pallene
   Bushveld orange tip
Mlawula
617 Colotis evagore antigone
   Small orange tip
Mlawula
618 Teracolus eris eris
   Banded gold tip
Mlawula
620 Belenois thysa thysa
   False dotted border
622 Belenois zochalia zochalia
   Forest white
Malolotja
623 Belenois aurota aurota
   Brown-veined white
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
624 Belenois creona severina
   African common white
Malolotja Mlawula
625 Belenois gidica abyssinica
   African veined white
Mlawula
626 Dixeia charina charina
   African small white
627 Dixeia doxo parva
   Black-veined small white
Possibly found in Swaziland
629 Dixeia pigea
   Ant-heap white
Mlawula
630 Dixeia spilleri
   Sulphur small white
631 Appias sabina phoebe
   Sabine albatross white
632 Appias epaphia contracta
   Diverse Albatross White
Mlawula
633 Pontia helice helice
   Common meadow white
Malolotja
634 Leptosia alcesta inalcesta
   African wood white
Malolotja Mlawula
637 Mylothris rueppellii haemus
   Twin dotted border
638 Mylothris agathina agathina
   Common dotted border
Malolotja Mlawula

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