Swaziland 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.

Moths Database

Butterflies Checklist

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

Lepidoptera - Butterflies and moths

(Lepidoptera unclassified) -

Psychidae - Bagworm Moths

Adelidae - Longhorn Moths
Nematopogoninae

Alucitoidea

Alucitidae -

Bombycoidea

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeAttacini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeBunaeini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeMicragonini

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeUrotini

Saturniidae - Emperor
Saturniinae

Bombycidae -
Bombycinae

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SphinginaeSphingini

Brahmaeidae - Owl Moths

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Janinae

Saturniidae - Emperor moths
SaturniinaeSaturniini

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Ganisa-Group

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SmerinthinaeLeucophlebiini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SmerinthinaeIncertae Sedis

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
MacroglossinaeMacroglossini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SmerinthinaeAmbulycini

Eupterotidae - Monkey moths
Striphnopteryginae

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
MacroglossinaeMacroglossini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SphinginaeSphingini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
SphinginaeSphingini

Sphingidae - Hawk Moths
Smerinthinae"Polyptychus Genus-Group"

Cossoidea

Brachodidae - Little Bear Moths
Phycodinae

Brachodidae - Little Bear Moths
Brachodinae

Sesiidae -

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeSesiini

Cossidae - Goat moths
Cossinae

Metarbelidae -

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeSynanthedonini

Cossidae - Goat Moths
Zeuzerinae

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeOsminiini

Sesiidae - Clearwing Moths
SesiinaeParanthrenini

Drepanoidea

Drepanidae -
Drepaninae

Drepanidae -
Thyatirinae

Gelechioidea

Depressariidae - Grass-miner Moths
Ethmiinae

Gelechiidae -
Gelechiinae

Gelechiidae - Twirler Moths
Dichomeridinae

Scythrididae -
Scythridinae

Cosmopterigidae - Cosmet moths
Cosmopteriginae

Lecithoceridae -
Lecithocerinae

Stathmopodidae -
Stathmopodinae

Geometroidea

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeDiptychini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHemistolini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHeliotheini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeComostolini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeScardamiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeNacophorini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeMacariini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeLithinini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeHypochrosini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeGonodontini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeGnophini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Geometrinae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeEnnomini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Ennominae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeMelanthiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Desmobathrinae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeCassymini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeCaberini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeBoarmiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeAbraxini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeHemitheini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
EnnominaeEutoeini

Uraniidae - Uranus moths
Epipleminae

Uraniidae -
Microniinae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaePerizomini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
Larentiinae

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeEupitheciini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
Oenochrominae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeMicroloxiini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeComibaenini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
Sterrhinae

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaeThalerini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeAsthenini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeXanthorhoini

Geometridae - Geometer Moths
GeometrinaePseudoterpnini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeLarentiini

Geometridae - Geometer moths
LarentiinaeScotopterygini

Gracillarioidea

Gracillariidae - Leaf Miners
Phyllocnistinae

Hepialoidea

Hepialidae - Ghost Moths

Hyblaeoidea

Hyblaeidae - Teak Moths

Prodidactidae -

Lasiocampoidea

Lasiocampidae - Lappet Moths
LasiocampinaeLasiocampini

Lasiocampidae - Lappet Moths
LasiocampinaeMalacosomatini

Noctuoidea

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
Erebinae

Notodontidae -
Scranciinae

Erebidae - Tussock Moths
Lymantriinae

Erebidae -
Pangraptinae

Notodontidae -
Pygaerinae

Notodontidae -
Ptilodontidae

Notodontidae -
Dicranurinae

Erebidae -
Hypocalinae

Erebidae - Litter Moths
Herminiinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Blenininae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
Calpinae

Notodontidae -
Cerurinae

Erebidae -
Boletobiinae

Erebidae - Snout Moths
Hypeninae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Plusiinae

Erebidae -
Toxicampinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Bagisarinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Acontiinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Agaristinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Amphipyrinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Eustrotiinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Westermanniinae

Euteliidae -
Euteliinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Condicinae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
ScoliopteryginaeAnomini

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
ChloephorinaeSarrothripini

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Nolinae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeHulodini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeArctiini

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Eariadinae

Notodontidae -
Notodontinae

Notodontidae - Processionary Moths
Thaumetopoeinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Eriopyrinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
ChloephorinaeChloephorini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePoaphilini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeGlottulini

Erebidae -
Anobinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
PlusiinaeAbrostolini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeCocytiini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeTinoliinae

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
CalpinaeCalpini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeErebini

(family not specified) -

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Cuculliinae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePericymini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Thiacidinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeHadenini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Acronictinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Catocalinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeMetoponiinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Xyleninae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Oncocnemidinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Eriopyrinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Eustrotiinae

Erebidae -
Rivulinae

Nolidae - Tuft Moths
Chloephorinae

Erebidae -
Eulepidotinae

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeSyntomini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Heliothinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Nolinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Stictopterinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Sarrothripinae

Notodontidae - Puss moths
Phalerinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
PlusiinaeArgyrogrammatini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaePandesmini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Euteliinae

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
NoctuinaeNoctuini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeLithosiini

Noctuidae - Owlet Moths
Hadeninae

Erebidae -
Arctiinaeex Acontiinae

Erebidae -
BoletobiinaePhytometrini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeIncertae Sedis

Erebidae - Piercing Moths
CalpinaeOphiderini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeAcantholipini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeAudeini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeCatocalini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeEuclidiini

Erebidae -
Aganainae

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeHypopyrini

Erebidae - Underwing Moths
ErebinaeOphiusini

Erebidae -
ArctiinaeEilemini

Papilionoidea

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeSatyrini

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeAcraeini

Nymphalidae - Charaxes
Charaxinae

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
Nymphalinae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeAppiadina

Papilionidae - Swallowtails
Papilioninae

Nymphalidae - Snout butterflies
Libytheinae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeIolaini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
HesperiinaeIncertae sedis

(not identified) -

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeHypolycaenini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
BiblidinaeBiblidini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
HeliconiinaeVagrantini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeDeudorigini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeChalingini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeIncertae sedis

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeNeptini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
NymphalinaeJunoniini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
NymphalinaeKallimini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeDirini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeMelanitini

Pieridae - Whites
Coliadinae

Nymphalidae - Milkweed butterflies
DanainaeDanaini

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeEuchloini

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
BiblidinaeEpicaliini

Papilionidae - Swallowtails
PapilioninaePapilionini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
PyrginaeCelaenorrhinini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
PyrginaeCarcharodini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Heteropterinae

Hesperiidae - Skippers
HesperiinaeBaorini

Nymphalidae - Milkweed butterflies
DanainaeDanaini

Nymphalidae - Browns
SatyrinaeSatyrini

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeAcraeini

Nymphalidae - Acraeas
HeliconiinaeIncertae sedis

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaePierina

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeAporiina

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PolyommatinaePolyommatini

Pieridae - Whites
PierinaeLeptosiaini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Pyrginae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
Aphnaeinae

Nymphalidae - Nymphs and commodores
LimenitidinaeAdoliadini

Hesperiidae - Skippers
Coeliadinae

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
MiletinaeLachnocnemini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PolyommatinaePolyommatini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PoritiinaeLiptenini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
PoritiinaePentilini

Lycaenidae - Blues and coppers
TheclinaeAmblypodini

Pterophoroidea

Pterophoridae - Plume Moths
Agdistinae

Pterophoridae - Plume Moths
Pterophorinae

Pyraloidea

Pyralidae -
Galleriinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Pyraustinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Glaphyriinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Odontiinae

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
Pyralinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Crambinae

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
Phycitinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Cybalomiinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Acentropinae

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
PyralinaePyralini

Pyralidae - Snout Moths
PyralinaeEndotrichini

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Spilomelinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Schoenobiinae

Crambidae - Grass Moths
Evergestinae

Thyridoidea

Thyrididae - Picture-winged Leaf Moths
Charideinae

Thyrididae -
Siculodinae

Tineoidea

Eriocottidae - Clothes moths
Compsocteninae

Psychidae - Bagworm Moths
Psychinae

Tortricoidea

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
Olethreutinae

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
TortricinaeTortricini

Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths
TortricinaeArchipini

Yponomeutoidea

Plutellidae - Diamondback Moths

Yponomeutidae - Ermine Moths
Yponomeutinae

Zygaenoidea

Limacodidae - Slug Moths
Limacodinae

Zygaenidae - Burnet Moths
Zygaeninae

Lacturidae - Tropical Burnet Moths

Limacodidae - Slug Moths
Chrysopolominae

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