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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 Woodhall, Ralda & Louis Heyns, G. Diedericks, J.C. McMaster, M. Holmes, Geoff Nichols, Michael Purves and Kate Braun.

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

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Nymphalidae  Danainae

milkweed butterflies (5 species)
 
Nymphalidae  Satyrinae

browns (19 species)
 
Nymphalidae  Acraeinae

acraeas (27 species)
 
Nymphalidae  Nymphalinae

nymphs, commodores (42 species)
 
Nymphalidae  Charaxinae

charaxes (18 species)
 
Libythieidae

snout butterflies (1 species)
 
Lycaenidae

blues and coppers (119 species)
 
Pieridae

whites (38 species)
 
Papilionidae

swallowtails (14 species)
 
Hesperiidae

skippers (66 species)
 
349 species recorded or possibly found in Swaziland.

Species recorded in Malolotja Nature Reserve: 169
Species recorded in Mantenga Nature Reserve: 28
Species recorded in Mlawula Nature Reserve: 174
 



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Mantenga Nature Reserve:
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Mlawula Nature Reserve:
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