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

Swaziland's Butterflies - Families
(For detailed information on each species, click on the species name.)

 
Nymphalidae
   Charaxinae

charaxes
131 Charaxes varanes varanes
   Pearl charaxes
Malolotja Mlawula
133 Charaxes candiope
   Green-veined charaxes
Mlawula
137 Charaxes jasius saturnus
   Foxy charaxes
Malolotja Mlawula
138 Charaxes castor flavifasciatus
   Giant charaxes
Malolotja Mlawula
139 Charaxes brutus natalensis
   White-barred charaxes
Malolotja Mlawula
141 Charaxes druceanus moerens
   Silver barred charaxes
Malolotja
142 Charaxes xiphares draconis
   Forest king charaxes
Malolotja
145 Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron
   Blue-spotted charaxes
146 Charaxes zoolina zoolina
   Club-tailed charaxes
Mlawula
147 Charaxes jahlusa rex
   Pearl-spotted charaxes
149 Charaxes etesipe tavetensis
   Scarce forest charaxes
Mlawula
152 Charaxes achaemenes achaemenes
   Bushveld charaxes
Malolotja Mantenga Mlawula
155 Charaxes ethalion ethalion
   Coast charaxes
Malolotja
159 Charaxes phaeus
   Demon charaxes
Mlawula
160 Charaxes vansoni
   Van Son's charaxes
167 Charaxes wakefieldi
   Forest queen
168 Cymothoe alcimeda marieps
   Battling glider
Malolotja
169 Cymothoe coranus coranus
   Blonde glider
Malolotja

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