List of moths of South Africa

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Location of South Africa

The moths of South Africa represent about 7,000 known moth species. The moths (mostly nocturnal) and butterflies (mostly diurnal) together make up the taxonomic order Lepidoptera.

This is a list of moth species which have been recorded in South Africa. Because of the large number of species from South Africa, some families are listed on separate pages.

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Family Acrolepiidae[edit]

Family Adelidae[edit]

Family Alucitidae[edit]

Family Anomoeotidae[edit]

Family Arctiidae[edit]

About 239 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Arctiidae)

Family Autostichidae[edit]

Family Batrachedridae[edit]

Family Bedelliidae[edit]

Family Bombycidae[edit]

Family Brachodidae[edit]

Family Brahmaeidae[edit]

Family Bucculatricidae[edit]

Family Carposinidae[edit]

Family Cecidosidae[edit]

Family Choreutidae[edit]

Family Coleophoridae[edit]

Family Copromorphidae[edit]

Family Cosmopterigidae[edit]

Family Cossidae[edit]

Family Crambidae[edit]

About 407 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Crambidae)

Family Drepanidae[edit]

Family Dudgeoneidae[edit]

Family Elachistidae[edit]

Family Epermeniidae[edit]

Family Epipyropidae[edit]

Family Eriocottidae[edit]

Family Eupterotidae[edit]

Family Gelechiidae[edit]

About 502 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Gelechiidae)

Family Geometridae[edit]

About 976 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Geometridae)

Family Glyphipterigidae[edit]

Family Gracillariidae[edit]

Family Heliozelidae[edit]

Family Hepialidae[edit]

Family Himantopteridae[edit]

Family Hyblaeidae[edit]

Family Immidae[edit]

Family Incurvariidae[edit]

Family Lacturidae[edit]

Family Lasiocampidae[edit]

Family Lecithoceridae[edit]

Family Lemoniidae[edit]

Family Limacodidae[edit]

Family Lymantriidae[edit]

Family Lyonetiidae[edit]

Family Metarbelidae[edit]

Family Micropterigidae[edit]

Family Nepticulidae[edit]

About 118 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Nepticulidae)

Family Noctuidae[edit]

About 1,323 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Noctuidae)

Family Nolidae[edit]

Family Notodontidae[edit]

Family Oecophoridae[edit]

Family Opostegidae[edit]

Family Plutellidae[edit]

Family Prodoxidae[edit]

Family Prototheoridae[edit]

Family Psychidae[edit]

Family Pterophoridae[edit]

Family Pyralidae[edit]

About 506 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Pyralidae)

Family Saturniidae[edit]

Family Sematuridae[edit]

Family Sesiidae[edit]

Family Somabrachyidae[edit]

Family Sphingidae[edit]

Family Thyrididae[edit]

Family Tineidae[edit]

Family Tischeriidae[edit]

Family Tortricidae[edit]

About 240 species - see: List of moths of South Africa (Tortricidae)

Family Uraniidae[edit]

Family Xyloryctidae[edit]

Family Yponomeutidae[edit]

Family Ypsolophidae[edit]

Family Zygaenidae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. (2017). "Search". Afromoths.