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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.)


642 Papilio dardanus cenea
   Mocker swallowtail, Flying Handkerchief
Malolotja Mlawula
643 Papilio echerioides echerioides
   White-banded swallowtail
644 Papilio euphranor
   Bush kite swallowtail
Possibly found in Swaziland
645 Papilio constantinus constantinus
   Constantine's swallowtail
646 Papilio demodocus demodocus
   Citrus swallowtail
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
647 Papilio nireus lyaeus
   Green-banded swallowtail
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
648 Papilio ophidicephalus
   Emperor Swallowtail
649 Graphium angolanus angolanus
   Angola white-lady swordtail
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
650 Graphium morania
   White lady
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
652 Graphium leonidas leonidas
   Veined swordtail
Malolotja Mlawula
653 Graphium antheus
   Large striped swordtail
Malolotja Mlawula
654 Graphium policenes policenes
   Small striped swordtail
657 Graphium porthaon porthaon
   Cream striped swordtail
658 Graphium colonna
   Mamba swordtail

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Malolotja Butterflies
Mantenga Butterflies
Mlawula Butterflies
SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz