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SWAZILAND'S BIODIVERSITY: Swaziland's Moths

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.

Photographic records and specimen lists from UCT-ADU SABCA project and virtual museum. Information from nature reserve checklists compiled by Neville Duke. Updated checklist compiled by Hermann Staude (2013/2014).

Photos to illustrate the checklist provided by Christopher K Willis, Peter Webb and Kate Braun.

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Cosmopterigidae  Cosmopteriginae

Cosmet moths (2 species)
 
Stathmopodidae

(2 species)
 
Scythrididae

(1 species)
 
Cossidae  Cossinae

Goat moths (2 species)
 
Erebidae  Eulepidotinae

(1 species)
 
Gelechiidae  Gelechiinae

(1 species)
 
Hepialidae

Ghost Moths (4 species)
 
Adelidae  Nematopogoninae

Longhorn Moths (5 species)
 
Eriocottidae  Compsocteninae

Clothes moths (2 species)
 
Psychidae  Psychinae

Bagworm Moths (0 species)
 
Gracillariidae  Phyllocnistinae

Leaf Miners (1 species)
 
Yponomeutidae  Yponomeutinae

Ermine Moths (2 species)
 
Plutellidae

Diamondback Moths (1 species)
 
Prodidactidae

(1 species)
 
Elachistidae  Ethmiinae

Grass-miner Moths (5 species)
 
Lecithoceridae

(1 species)
 
Gelechiidae  Dichomeridinae

Twirler Moths (1 species)
 
Gelechiidae  Chelariinae

Twirler Moths (1 species)
 
Pterophoridae  Agdistinae

Plume Moths (4 species)
 
Pterophoridae  Pterophorinae

Plume Moths (32 species)
 
Tortricidae  Olethreutinae

Leafroller Moths (5 species)
 
Tortricidae  Tortricinae

Leafroller Moths (1 species)
 
Tortricidae  Tortricinae

Leafroller Moths (3 species)
 
Brachodidae  Phycodinae

Little Bear Moths (3 species)
 
Brachodidae  Brachodinae

Little Bear Moths (1 species)
 
Metarbelidae  Metarbelinae

(5 species)
 
Cossidae  Zeuzerinae

Goat Moths (12 species)
 
Sesiidae  Sesiinae

Clearwing Moths (6 species)
 
Sesiidae  Sesiinae

Clearwing Moths (2 species)
 
Sesiidae  Sesiinae

Clearwing Moths (2 species)
 
Limacodidae  Chrysopolominae

Slug Moths (1 species)
 
Limacodidae  Limacodinae

Slug Moths (14 species)
 
Lacturidae

Tropical Burnet Moths (1 species)
 
Zygaenidae  Zygaeninae

Burnet Moths (0 species)
 
Thyrididae  Siculodinae

(1 species)
 
Thyrididae  Charideinae

Picture-winged Leaf Moths (3 species)
 
Hyblaeidae

Teak Moths (1 species)
 
Pyralidae  Pyralinae

Snout Moths (11 species)
 
Pyralidae  Phycitinae

Snout Moths (5 species)
 
Pyralidae  Galleriinae

(2 species)
 
Pyralidae  Endotrichinae

Snout Moths (2 species)
 
Crambidae  Spilomelinae

Grass Moths (42 species)
 
Crambidae  Odontiinae

Grass Moths (3 species)
 
Crambidae  Cybalomiinae

Grass Moths (1 species)
 
Crambidae  Evergestinae

Grass Moths (1 species)
 
Crambidae  Acentropinae

Grass Moths (1 species)
 
Crambidae  Crambinae

Grass Moths (9 species)
 
Crambidae  Glaphyriinae

Grass Moths (1 species)
 
Crambidae  Pyraustinae

Grass Moths (8 species)
 
Drepanidae  Thyatirinae

(1 species)
 
Drepanidae  Drepaninae

(1 species)
 
Lasiocampidae  Lasiocampinae

Lappet Moths (15 species)
 
Lasiocampidae  Lasiocampinae

Lappet Moths (3 species)
 
Eupterotidae  Striphnopteryginae

Monkey moths (0 species)
 
Eupterotidae  Eupterotinae

Monkey moths (8 species)
 
Eupterotidae  Janinae

Monkey moths (2 species)
 
Eupterotidae  Tissanginae

Monkey moths (1 species)
 
Brahmaeidae  Brahmaeinae

Owl Moths (1 species)
 
Bombycidae  Bombycinae

(1 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (2 species)
 
Saturniidae  Bunaeinae

Emperor Moths (0 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (4 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (15 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (3 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (5 species)
 
Saturniidae  Saturniinae

Emperor moths (1 species)
 
Sphingidae  Sphinginae

Hawk Moths (11 species)
 
Sphingidae  Smerinthinae

Hawk Moths (0 species)
 
Sphingidae  Macroglossinae

Hawk Moths (25 species)
 
Uraniidae  Epipleminae

Uranus moths (9 species)
 
Uraniidae  Microniinae

(2 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (4 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (15 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (16 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (11 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Oenochrominae

Geometer moths (0 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Larentiinae

Geometer moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (11 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (31 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (7 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (7 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Sterrhinae

Geometer Moths (33 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (1 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (2 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (4 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (30 species)
 
Geometridae  Geometrinae

Geometer Moths (4 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (36 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Desmobathrinae

Geometer Moths (3 species)
 
Geometridae  Ennominae

Geometer Moths (2 species)
 
Notodontidae  Dicranurinae

(20 species)
 
Notodontidae  Cerurinae

(5 species)
 
Notodontidae  Phalerinae

Puss moths (9 species)
 
Notodontidae  Thaumetopoeinae

Processionary Moths (1 species)
 
Notodontidae  Pygaerinae

(4 species)
 
Notodontidae  Scranciinae

(4 species)
 
Notodontidae  Notodontinae

(13 species)
 
Notodontidae  Ptilodontidae

(3 species)
 
Erebidae  Herminiinae

Litter Moths (2 species)
 
Erebidae  Hypeninae

Snout Moths (16 species)
 
Erebidae  Hypocalinae

(2 species)
 
Erebidae  Lymantriinae

Tussock Moths (28 species)
 
Erebidae  Pangraptinae

(2 species)
 
Erebidae  Calpinae

Piercing Moths (19 species)
 
Erebidae  Aganainae

(2 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (33 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (4 species)
 
Erebidae  Scoliopteryginae

Piercing Moths (5 species)
 
Erebidae  Anobinae

(18 species)
 
Erebidae  Boletobiinae

(16 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (7 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (4 species)
 
Erebidae  Calpinae

Piercing Moths (12 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (2 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (5 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (19 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (1 species)
 
Erebidae  Boletobiinae

(10 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (5 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (5 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (5 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (2 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (15 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (9 species)
 
Erebidae  Calpinae

Piercing Moths (6 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (2 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (1 species)
 
Erebidae  Toxicampinae

(1 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (12 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (6 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Footman Moths (13 species)
 
Erebidae  Erebinae

Underwing Moths (3 species)
 
Erebidae  Arctiinae

Tiger and Lichen Moths (44 species)
 
Euteliidae  Euteliinae

(9 species)
 
Nolidae  Westermanniinae

Tuft Moths (2 species)
 
Nolidae  Eariadinae

Tuft Moths (3 species)
 
Nolidae  Chloephorinae

Tuft Moths (3 species)
 
Nolidae  Nolinae

Tuft Moths (9 species)
 
Noctuidae  Heliothinae

Owlet Moths (7 species)
 
Noctuidae  Hadeninae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Euteliinae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Noctuidae  Cuculliinae

Owlet Moths (5 species)
 
Nolidae  Chloephorinae

Tuft Moths (6 species)
 
Noctuidae  Incertae Sedis

Owlet Moths (53 species)
 
Noctuidae  Noctuinae

Owlet Moths (24 species)
 
Noctuidae  Xyleninae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Noctuidae  Thiacidinae

Owlet Moths (2 species)
 
Noctuidae  Eustrotiinae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Erebidae  Catocalinae

Owlet Moths (22 species)
 
Noctuidae  Acronictinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Nolinae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Noctuidae  Stictopterinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Sarrothripinae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Noctuidae  Plusiinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Noctuinae

Owlet Moths (18 species)
 
Noctuidae  Noctuinae

Owlet Moths (2 species)
 
Noctuidae  Plusiinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Amphipyrinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Agaristinae

Owlet Moths (7 species)
 
Noctuidae  Acontiinae

Owlet Moths (13 species)
 
Noctuidae  Bagisarinae

Owlet Moths (4 species)
 
Noctuidae  Eriopyrinae

Owlet Moths (0 species)
 
Noctuidae  Condicinae

Owlet Moths (1 species)
 
Noctuidae  Blenininae

Owlet Moths (2 species)
 
Noctuidae  Plusiinae

Owlet Moths (15 species)
 
(1184 species recorded or possibly found in Swaziland.)
 



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