Eswatini's Biodiversity Explorer

Butterflies

Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera, Families:

There are currently 372 species of butterflies recorded from Swaziland.

Family: Papilionidae - Swallowtails

Papilionae

Swallowtails

Family: Hesperiidae - Skippers

Coeliadinae

Policemen

Pyrginae

Skippers

Family: Nymphalidae Danainae - Milkweed butterflies

Danaini Amaurina

Milkweed butterflies

Family: Nymphalidae Libytheinae - Snout butterflies

Libythieidae

Snout Butterflies

Family: Nymphalidae Satyrinae - Browns

Melanitini

Browns

Dirini

Browns

Family: Nymphalidae Charaxinae - Charaxes

Charaxinae

Charaxes

Family: Nymphalidae - Nymphs, commodores, acraeas

Nymphalinae

Nymphs

Limenitidinae Neptini

Sailors, Gliders

Family: Pieridae - Whites

Coliadinae

Yellows

Pierinae Euchloini

Zebra whites

Pierinae Pierina

Meadow whites

Family: Lycaenidae - Blues and Coppers

Poritiinae Liptenini

Buffs and Zulus

Aphnaeinae

Bars, Scarlets, Coppers

Theclinae Amblypodini

Fig Tree Blues

Theclinae Hypolycaenini

Blackeyes, Hairstreaks