List of butterflies of South Africa

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Location of South Africa

This is a list of butterflies of South Africa. Over 660 species are known from South Africa, a large proportion of which are endemic.[1]

Family Nymphalidae[edit]

Subfamily Danainae[edit]

Male Amauris ochlea

Subfamily Satyrinae[edit]

Subfamily Heliconiinae[edit]

Telchinia esebria form monteironis

Subfamily Charaxinae[edit]

Subfamily Limenitidinae[edit]

Subfamily Cyrestinae[edit]

Subfamily Biblidinae[edit]

Subfamily Nymphalinae[edit]

Precis octavia, winter form

Subfamily Libytheinae[edit]

Family Hesperiidae[edit]

Subfamily Coeliadinae[edit]

Subfamily Pyrginae[edit]

Subfamily Hesperiinae[edit]

Family Lycaenidae[edit]

Subfamily Poritiinae[edit]

Subfamily Miletinae[edit]

Subfamily Lycaeninae[edit]

Male and female Leptotes pirithous pirithous

Family Pieridae[edit]

Subfamily Pierinae[edit]

Male Belenois aurota aurota
Male Colotis euippe omphale

Subfamily Coliadinae[edit]

Family Papilionidae[edit]

Subfamily Papilioninae[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Woodhall, Steve (2005). Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. ISBN 978-1-86872-724-7.