Swaziland Lepidoptera Checklist - Butterflies and Moths

Provisional Moths Checklist

Adobe pdf versions of the provisional moths checklist as at November 2018 (updated January 2019) can be downloaded here. This is very much still a work in progress, and it is expected that many more species will be added. It is also likely that there are incorrectly identified records and other errors. Please contact us if you notice any errors.

Moths Database

Butterflies Checklist

An Adobe pdf version of the Swaziland Butterflies Checklist as at August 2013 is available here (click to view/download - approx 13 MB).

Detailed information and distributions can be found in the Swaziland Invertebrates Database: Butterflies and Moths, photos/illustrations can be found in the Biodiversity Explorer: Butterflies and Moths (as at 2017, to be updated soon).

Lepidoptera - Butterflies and moths

(Lepidoptera unclassified) -

Adelidae - Longhorn Moths
Nematopogoninae

Bombycoidea

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Tissanginae

Saturniidae - Emperor
Saturniinae

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeUrotini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeMicragonini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeBunaeini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeAttacini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeSaturniini

Bombycidae -
Bombycinae

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Ganisa-Group

Brahmaeidae - Owl Moths

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
MacroglossinaeMacroglossini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SphinginaeSphingini

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Janinae

Cossoidea

Metarbelidae -

Sesiidae -

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeSesiini

Brachodidae - Little Bear Moths
Phycodinae

Brachodidae - Little Bear Moths
Brachodinae

Cossidae - Goat moths
Cossinae

Cossidae - Goat Moths
Zeuzerinae

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeSynanthedonini

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeParanthrenini

Drepanoidea

Drepanidae -
Drepaninae

Drepanidae -
Thyatirinae

Gelechioidea

Cosmopterigidae - Cosmet moths
Cosmopteriginae

Gelechiidae -
Gelechiinae

Elachistidae - Grass-miner Moths
Ethmiinae

Stathmopodidae -
Stathmopodinae

Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths
Chelariinae

Lecithoceridae -
Lecithocerinae

Scythrididae -
Scythridinae

Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths
Dichomeridinae

Geometroidea

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeScotopterygini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeComibaenini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeLarentiini

Uraniidae - Uranus moths
Epipleminae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
Larentiinae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeAsthenini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeEupitheciini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeLithinini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaePerizomini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeAbraxini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeBoarmiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeCaberini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeCassymini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeDiptychini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeEnnomini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeEutoeini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeGnophini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHemistolini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeHypochrosini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeThalerini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeMacariini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeNacophorini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeScardamiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeComostolini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeXanthorhoini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHeliotheini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHemitheini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeMicroloxiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaePseudoterpnini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeGonodontini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Desmobathrinae

Uraniidae -
Microniinae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeMelanthiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Geometrinae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Ennominae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Sterrhinae

Gracillarioidea

Gracillariidae - Leaf Miners
Phyllocnistinae

Hepialoidea

Hepialidae - Ghost Moths

Hyblaeoidea

Hyblaeidae - Teak Moths

Prodidactidae -

Lasiocampoidea

Lasiocampidae - Lappet Moths
LasiocampinaeLasiocampini

Lasiocampidae - Lappet Moths
LasiocampinaeMalacosomatini

Noctuoidea

Noctuidae -
(subfamily not specified)

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeEuclidiini

(family not specified) -

Notodontidae -
Pygaerinae

Notodontidae -
Ptilodontidae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Bagisarinae

Notodontidae -
Dicranurinae

Erebidae -
Toxicampinae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
ScoliopteryginaeAnomini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePericymini

Notodontidae -
Cerurinae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeOphiusini

Notodontidae -
Scranciinae

Erebidae -
Arctiinaeex Acontiinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Eariadinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Blenininae

Erebidae -
Eulepidotinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Thiacidinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
ChloephorinaeSarrothripini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Condicinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Westermanniinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeMetoponiinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeEilemini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeHypopyrini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeSyntomini

Notodontidae - Processionary Moths
Thaumetopoeinae

Erebidae -
BoletobiinaePhytometrini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeIncertae Sedis

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
Calpinae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeAcantholipini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeAudeini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeCatocalini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeCocytiini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePoaphilini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeHulodini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeLithosiini

Erebidae -
Aganainae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
CalpinaeCalpini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeErebini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Catocalinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Acronictinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
ChloephorinaeChloephorini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Cuculliinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Hadeninae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Heliothinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeNoctuini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Stictopterinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeTinoliinae

Euteliidae -
Euteliinae

Erebidae - Litter Moths
Herminiinae

Erebidae -
Anobinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeArctiini

Erebidae -
Boletobiinae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
Calpinae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
Erebinae

Notodontidae -
Notodontinae

Erebidae - Snout Moths
Hypeninae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePandesmini

Erebidae -
Hypocalinae

Erebidae - Tussock Moths
Lymantriinae

Erebidae -
Pangraptinae

Notodontidae - Puss moths
Phalerinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
PlusiinaeAbrostolini

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Nolinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeGlottulini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeHadenini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
PlusiinaeArgyrogrammatini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Plusiinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Amphipyrinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Agaristinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Acontiinae

Papilionoidea

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeNeptini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeAmblypodini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
BiblidinaeBiblidini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
BiblidinaeEpicaliini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeSatyrini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
HeliconiinaeVagrantini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeAdoliadini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeHypolycaenini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeIncertae sedis

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeDeudorigini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
NymphalinaeJunoniini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
NymphalinaeKallimini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeDirini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeMelanitini

Pieridae - Whites
Coliadinae

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeLeptosiaini

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeEuchloini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeChalingini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Coeliadinae

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Pyrginae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
MiletinaeLachnocnemini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PolyommatinaePolyommatini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
HesperiinaeIncertae sedis

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PoritiinaeLiptenini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeIolaini

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeAppiadina

Nymphalidae - Snout butterflies
Libytheinae

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
Nymphalinae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PoritiinaePentilini

Nymphalidae - Milkweed butterflies
DanainaeDanaini

Nymphalidae - Charaxes
Charaxinae

(not identified) -

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
Aphnaeinae

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeAcraeini

Papilionidae - Swallowtails
Papilioninae

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeAporiina

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Heteropterinae

Papilionidae - Swallowtails
PapilioninaePapilionini

Nymphalidae - Milkweed butterflies
DanainaeDanaini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PolyommatinaePolyommatini

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaePierina

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeIncertae sedis

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeAcraeini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeSatyrini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
HesperiinaeBaorini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
PyrginaeCarcharodini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
PyrginaeCelaenorrhinini

Pterophoroidea

Pterophoridae - Plume Moths
Pterophorinae

Pterophoridae - Plume Moths
Agdistinae

Pyraloidea

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
Pyralinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Crambinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Spilomelinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Evergestinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Odontiinae

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
Phycitinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Acentropinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Pyraustinae

Pyralidae -
Galleriinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Glaphyriinae

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
PyralinaeEndotrichini

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Cybalomiinae

Thyridoidea

Thyrididae -
Siculodinae

Thyrididae - Picture-winged Leaf Moths
Charideinae

Tineoidea

Eriocottidae - Clothes moths
Compsocteninae

Tortricoidea

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
TortricinaeArchipini

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
Olethreutinae

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
TortricinaeTortricini

Yponomeutoidea

Yponomeutidae - Ermine Moths
Yponomeutinae

Plutellidae - Diamondback Moths

Zygaenoidea

Limacodidae - Slug Moths
Limacodinae

Lacturidae - Tropical Burnet Moths

Limacodidae - Slug Moths
Chrysopolominae

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