ESWATINI NATIONAL TRUST COMMISSION

Conserving Eswatini's Natural and Cultural Heritage
Eswatini National Trust Commission
 

Our logo is adapted from a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested turaco. In traditional Swazi dress, the red feathers feature in the royal headdress, so this bird illustration is not only a symbol for wildlife conservation, but also of cultural heritage.

Purple crested turaco
Citrus Swallowtails

Eswatini 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.

Butterflies Checklist

An Adobe pdf version of the Eswatini 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 Eswatini Invertebrates Database: Butterflies and Moths, photos/illustrations can be found in the Biodiversity Explorer: Butterflies and Moths (as at 2017, to be updated soon).

Checklist: Lepidoptera - Butterflies and moths

(Lepidoptera unclassified)  -

Psychidae  - Bagworm Moths

Adeloidea

Adelidae  Nematopogoninae  - Longhorn Moths

Alucitoidea

Alucitidae  -

Bombycoidea

Saturniidae  Saturniinae Attacini - Emperor moths

Saturniidae  Saturniinae Bunaeini - Emperor moths

Saturniidae  Saturniinae Micragonini - Emperor moths

Saturniidae  Saturniinae Urotini - Emperor moths

Saturniidae  Saturniinae  - Emperor

Bombycidae  Bombycinae  -

Sphingidae  Sphinginae Sphingini - Hawk Moths

Brahmaeidae  - Owl Moths

Eupterotidae  Janinae  - Monkey moths

Saturniidae  Saturniinae Saturniini - Emperor moths

Eupterotidae  Ganisa-Group  - Monkey moths

Sphingidae  Smerinthinae Leucophlebiini - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Smerinthinae Incertae Sedis - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Macroglossinae Macroglossini - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Smerinthinae Ambulycini - Hawk Moths

Eupterotidae  Striphnopteryginae  - Monkey moths

Sphingidae  Macroglossinae Macroglossini - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Sphinginae Sphingini - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Sphinginae Sphingini - Hawk Moths

Sphingidae  Smerinthinae "Polyptychus Genus-Group" - Hawk Moths

Cossoidea

Brachodidae  Phycodinae  - Little Bear Moths

Brachodidae  Brachodinae  - Little Bear Moths

Sesiidae  -

Sesiidae  Sesiinae Sesiini - Clearwing Moths

Cossidae  Cossinae  - Goat moths

Metarbelidae  -

Sesiidae  Sesiinae Synanthedonini - Clearwing Moths

Cossidae  Zeuzerinae  - Goat Moths

Sesiidae  Sesiinae Osminiini - Clearwing Moths

Sesiidae  Sesiinae Paranthrenini - Clearwing Moths

Drepanoidea

Drepanidae  Drepaninae  -

Drepanidae  Thyatirinae  -

Gelechioidea

Depressariidae  Ethmiinae  - Grass-miner Moths

Gelechiidae  Gelechiinae  -

Gelechiidae  Dichomeridinae  - Twirler Moths

Scythrididae  Scythridinae  -

Cosmopterigidae  Cosmopteriginae  - Cosmet moths

Lecithoceridae  Lecithocerinae  -

Stathmopodidae  Stathmopodinae  -

Geometroidea

Geometridae  Ennominae Diptychini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Hemistolini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Heliotheini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Comostolini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Scardamiini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Nacophorini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Macariini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Lithinini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Hypochrosini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Gonodontini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Gnophini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae  - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Ennomini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae  - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Melanthiini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Desmobathrinae  - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Cassymini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Caberini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Boarmiini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Abraxini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Hemitheini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Ennominae Eutoeini - Geometer Moths

Uraniidae  Epipleminae  - Uranus moths

Uraniidae  Microniinae  -

Geometridae  Larentiinae Perizomini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae  - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Eupitheciini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Oenochrominae  - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Microloxiini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Comibaenini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Sterrhinae  - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Thalerini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Asthenini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Xanthorhoini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Geometrinae Pseudoterpnini - Geometer Moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Larentiini - Geometer moths

Geometridae  Larentiinae Scotopterygini - Geometer moths

Gracillarioidea

Gracillariidae  Phyllocnistinae  - Leaf Miners

Hepialoidea

Hepialidae  - Ghost Moths

Hyblaeoidea

Hyblaeidae  - Teak Moths

Prodidactidae  -

Lasiocampoidea

Lasiocampidae  Lasiocampinae Lasiocampini - Lappet Moths

Lasiocampidae  Lasiocampinae Malacosomatini - Lappet Moths

Noctuoidea

Erebidae  Erebinae  - Underwing Moths

Notodontidae  Scranciinae  -

Erebidae  Lymantriinae  - Tussock Moths

Erebidae  Pangraptinae  -

Notodontidae  Pygaerinae  -

Notodontidae  Ptilodontidae  -

Notodontidae  Dicranurinae  -

Erebidae  Hypocalinae  -

Erebidae  Herminiinae  - Litter Moths

Noctuidae  Blenininae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Calpinae  - Piercing Moths

Notodontidae  Cerurinae  -

Erebidae  Boletobiinae  -

Erebidae  Hypeninae  - Snout Moths

Noctuidae  Plusiinae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Toxicampinae  -

Noctuidae  Bagisarinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Acontiinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Agaristinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Amphipyrinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Eustrotiinae  - Owlet Moths

Nolidae  Westermanniinae  - Tuft Moths

Euteliidae  Euteliinae  -

Noctuidae  Condicinae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Scoliopteryginae Anomini - Piercing Moths

Nolidae  Chloephorinae Sarrothripini - Tuft Moths

Nolidae  Nolinae  - Tuft Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Hulodini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae Arctiini -

Nolidae  Eariadinae  - Tuft Moths

Notodontidae  Notodontinae  -

Notodontidae  Thaumetopoeinae  - Processionary Moths

Noctuidae  Eriopyrinae  - Owlet Moths

Nolidae  Chloephorinae Chloephorini - Tuft Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Poaphilini - Underwing Moths

Noctuidae  Noctuinae Glottulini - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Anobinae  -

Noctuidae  Plusiinae Abrostolini - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Cocytiini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae Tinoliinae -

Erebidae  Calpinae Calpini - Piercing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Erebini - Underwing Moths

(family not specified)  -

Noctuidae  Cuculliinae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Pericymini - Underwing Moths

Noctuidae  Thiacidinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Noctuinae Hadenini - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Acronictinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Catocalinae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae Metoponiinae -

Noctuidae  Xyleninae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Oncocnemidinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Eriopyrinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Eustrotiinae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Rivulinae  -

Nolidae  Chloephorinae  - Tuft Moths

Erebidae  Eulepidotinae  -

Erebidae  Arctiinae Syntomini -

Noctuidae  Heliothinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Nolinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Stictopterinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Sarrothripinae  - Owlet Moths

Notodontidae  Phalerinae  - Puss moths

Noctuidae  Plusiinae Argyrogrammatini - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Pandesmini - Underwing Moths

Noctuidae  Euteliinae  - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae  Noctuinae Noctuini - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae Lithosiini -

Noctuidae  Hadeninae  - Owlet Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae ex Acontiinae -

Erebidae  Boletobiinae Phytometrini -

Erebidae  Arctiinae Incertae Sedis -

Erebidae  Calpinae Ophiderini - Piercing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Acantholipini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Audeini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Catocalini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Euclidiini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Aganainae  -

Erebidae  Erebinae Hypopyrini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Erebinae Ophiusini - Underwing Moths

Erebidae  Arctiinae Eilemini -

Papilionoidea

Nymphalidae  Satyrinae Satyrini - Browns

Nymphalidae  Heliconiinae Acraeini - Acraeas

Nymphalidae  Charaxinae  - Charaxes

Nymphalidae  Nymphalinae  - Nymphs and commodores

Lycaenidae  - Blues and coppers

Pieridae  Pierinae Appiadina - Whites

Papilionidae  Papilioninae  - Swallowtails

Nymphalidae  Libytheinae  - Snout butterflies

Lycaenidae  Theclinae Iolaini - Blues and coppers

Hesperiidae  Hesperiinae Incertae sedis - Skippers

(not identified)  -

Lycaenidae  Theclinae Hypolycaenini - Blues and coppers

Nymphalidae  Biblidinae Biblidini - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Heliconiinae Vagrantini - Nymphs and commodores

Lycaenidae  Theclinae Deudorigini - Blues and coppers

Nymphalidae  Limenitidinae Chalingini - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Limenitidinae Incertae sedis - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Limenitidinae Neptini - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Nymphalinae Junoniini - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Nymphalinae Kallimini - Nymphs and commodores

Nymphalidae  Satyrinae Dirini - Browns

Nymphalidae  Satyrinae Melanitini - Browns

Pieridae  Coliadinae  - Whites

Nymphalidae  Danainae Danaini - Milkweed butterflies

Pieridae  Pierinae Euchloini - Whites

Nymphalidae  Biblidinae Epicaliini - Nymphs and commodores

Papilionidae  Papilioninae Papilionini - Swallowtails

Hesperiidae  Pyrginae Celaenorrhinini - Skippers

Hesperiidae  Pyrginae Carcharodini - Skippers

Hesperiidae  Heteropterinae  - Skippers

Hesperiidae  Hesperiinae Baorini - Skippers

Nymphalidae  Danainae Danaini - Milkweed butterflies

Nymphalidae  Satyrinae Satyrini - Browns

Nymphalidae  Heliconiinae Acraeini - Acraeas

Nymphalidae  Heliconiinae Incertae sedis - Acraeas

Pieridae  Pierinae Pierina - Whites

Pieridae  Pierinae Aporiina - Whites

Lycaenidae  Polyommatinae Polyommatini - Blues and coppers

Pieridae  Pierinae Leptosiaini - Whites

Hesperiidae  Pyrginae  - Skippers

Lycaenidae  Aphnaeinae  - Blues and coppers

Nymphalidae  Limenitidinae Adoliadini - Nymphs and commodores

Hesperiidae  Coeliadinae  - Skippers

Lycaenidae  Miletinae Lachnocnemini - Blues and coppers

Lycaenidae  Polyommatinae Polyommatini - Blues and coppers

Lycaenidae  Poritiinae Liptenini - Blues and coppers

Lycaenidae  Poritiinae Pentilini - Blues and coppers

Lycaenidae  Theclinae Amblypodini - Blues and coppers

Pterophoroidea

Pterophoridae  Agdistinae  - Plume Moths

Pterophoridae  Pterophorinae  - Plume Moths

Pyraloidea

Pyralidae  Galleriinae  -

Crambidae  Pyraustinae  - Grass Moths

Crambidae  Glaphyriinae  - Grass Moths

Crambidae  Odontiinae  - Grass Moths

Pyralidae  Pyralinae  - Snout Moths

Crambidae  Crambinae  - Grass Moths

Pyralidae  Phycitinae  - Snout Moths

Crambidae  Cybalomiinae  - Grass Moths

Crambidae  Acentropinae  - Grass Moths

Pyralidae  Pyralinae Pyralini - Snout Moths

Pyralidae  Pyralinae Endotrichini - Snout Moths

Crambidae  Spilomelinae  - Grass Moths

Crambidae  Schoenobiinae  - Grass Moths

Crambidae  Evergestinae  - Grass Moths

Thyridoidea

Thyrididae  Charideinae  - Picture-winged Leaf Moths

Thyrididae  Siculodinae  -

Tineoidea

Eriocottidae  Compsocteninae  - Clothes moths

Psychidae  Psychinae  - Bagworm Moths

Tortricoidea

Tortricidae  Olethreutinae  - Leafroller Moths

Tortricidae  Tortricinae Tortricini - Leafroller Moths

Tortricidae  Tortricinae Archipini - Leafroller Moths

Yponomeutoidea

Plutellidae  - Diamondback Moths

Yponomeutidae  Yponomeutinae  - Ermine Moths

Zygaenoidea

Limacodidae  Limacodinae  - Slug Moths

Zygaenidae  Zygaeninae  - Burnet Moths

Lacturidae  - Tropical Burnet Moths

Limacodidae  Chrysopolominae  - Slug Moths

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