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Papilionidae/Papilioninae: Swallowtails, Swordtails
Pieridae/Coliadinae-Euchloeinae-Pierinae: White & Yellows
Lycaenidae/Lipteninae-Polyommatinae-Theclinae: Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Liptenids, Metalmarks
Nymphalidae/Danainae-Satyrinae-Euxanthinae: Tigers, Queens, Monarchs, Amauris
Nymphalidae/Charaxinae-Cyrestinae: Charaxes, Map
Nymphalidae/Nymphalinae-Heliconiinae-Precis: Sailers, Fritallry, Admirals, Eggfly, Pansy, Commodore
Nymphalidae/Biblidinae-Acraeinae-Coeliadinae-Hesperiinae-Pyrginae: Joker, Acraeas, Policeman, Skippers

  Papilionidae/Papilioninae: Swallowtails & Swordtails



Graphium angolanus
Angolan White Lady


Graphium antheus
Large Striped Swordtail


Graphium colonna
Black Swordtail


Graphium kirbyi
Kirby's Swordtail


Graphium leonidas leonidas
Veined Swordtail


Graphium philionoe philionoe
Eastern White Lady


Graphium policenes
Small Striped Swordtail


Graphium porthaon
Cream-striped Swordtail


Papilio bromius chrapkowskii



Papilio constantinus
Constantines Swallowtail


Papilio dardanus polytrophus
Mocker Swallowtail


Papilio dardanus tibullus



Papilio demodocus demodocus
Citrus Swallowtail


Papilio desmondi teita



Papilio echerioides
White-banded Swallowtail


Papilio horniman
Horniman's Swallowtail


Papilio horniman
Horniman's Swallowtail


Papilio_jacksoni
Jackson's Swallowtail


Papilio nireus lyaeus



Papilio ophidicephalus
Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio ophidicephalus
Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio phorcas
Green-banded Swallowtail

  Pieridae/Coliadinae-Euchloeinae-Pierinae: White & Yellows
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Catopsilia florella
African Emigrant


Pinacopteryx eriphia
Zebra White


Eurema brigitta brigitta
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow


Eurema desjardinsii
Angeled Grass Yellow


Eurema hecabe solifera
Common Grass Yellow


Eurema regularis regularis
Regular Grass Yellow


Belenois aurota
Caper White


Belenois aurota
Caper White


Belenois creona
African Caper White


Belenois gidica
African Veined White


Belenois raffrayi extendens
Raffray's White


Belenois thysa thysa
False dotted border


Belenois zochalia agrippinides
Forest Caper White


Colotis amatus amatus
Small Salmon Arab


Colotis antevippe zera
Large Orange Tip


Colotis aurigineus
African Golden Arab


Colotis auxo incretus
Yellow Orange Tip


Colotis daira jacksoni
Black-marked Orange Tip


Colotis danaea eupompe
Scarlet Tip


Colotis eris eris
Banded Gold Tip


Colotis eucharis evarne
Sulphur Orange Tip


Colotis euippe complexivus




Colotis euippe omphale




Colotis evagore antigone
Tiny Orange Tip


Colotis evenina
Common Orange Tip


Colotis halimede maxima
Yellow Patch White


Colotis hetaera
Male


Colotis hetaera
Female


Colotis ione
Purple Tip


Colotis regina
Regal Purple Tip


Colotis vesta
Veined Golden Arab


Colotis vestalis castalis
White Arab


Eicochrysops hippocrates
White-tipped Blue


Eicochrysops hippocrates
White-tipped Blue


Eronia leda
Orange and Lemon


Leptosia alcesta inalcesta
African Wood White-Flip Flop


Mylothris agathina
Eastern Dotted Border


Mylothris continua continua



Mylothris continua continua



Mylothris rubricosta
Streaked Dotted Border


Nepheronia argia argia
Large Vagrant


Nepheronia thalassina
Blue or Cambridge Vagrant

  Lycaenidae/Lipteninae: Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Liptenids, Metalmarks
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Baliochila hildegarda
Hildegard's Buff

Ornipholidotos peucetia
Large Glasswing

Pentila pauli clarensis


Pentilla tropicalis
Tropical Pentila

Teriomima subpunctata
White Buff

Tuxentius calice calice
White Pie

Tuxentius melaene
Dark Pied Pierrot

Uranothauma vansomereni
Pale Heart

Uranothauma vansomereni
Pale Heart


Actizera lucida
Rayed Blue


Anthene amarah amarah
Leaden Ciliate Blue


Anthene butleri
Butler's Ciliate Blue


Anthene kersteni
Kersten's Ciliate Blue


Anthene larydas
Spotted hairtail


Anthene rubrimaculata


Azanus jesous
African Babul Blue

Azanus mirza
Pale Babul Blue

Azanus moriqua
Black Bordered Babul Blue

Azanus natalensis
Natal Babul Blue

Azanus ubaldus
Desert Blue

Cacyreus lingeus
Common Bush Blue

Spindasis nyassae
Nyasa Silverline

Deudorix antalus
Brown Playboy

Deudorix antalus
Brown Playboy

Deudorix antalus
Brown Playboy

Deudorix dinochares
Apricot Playboy

Deudorix lorisona
Coffee Playboy

Deudorix lorisona
Coffee Playboy

Freyeria trochylus
Grass Jewel

Chilades kedonga
Kedong Cubid

Euchrysops malathana
Common Smoky Blue

Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue

Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue

Lepidochrysops desmondi
Desmond's Blue

Lepidochrysops neonegus nonegus

Leptotes jeanneli
Common Jeannel's Blue

Leptotes pirthous
Common Zebra Blue

Leptomyrina_hirundo
Tailed Black-eye


Iolaus lalos
Pale Sapphire


Iolaus sidus
Red-line Sapphire Blue

Spalgis lemolea
African Apefly

Zizina antanossa
Dark Grass Blue

Zizeeria knysna
African Grass Blue

Oboronia bueronica
Ginger Blue

Zizeeria knysna
African Grass Blue

Zizula hylax
Tiny Grass Blue

Abisara neavei mahale
Mahale's Judy

Abisara neavei neavei
Neave/s Judy


Hypolycaena antifaunus


Hypolycaena philippus
Common Hairstreak

Axiocerses amanga
Bush Scarlet


Axiocerses tjoane tjoane
Eastern Scarlet

Lachnocnema bibulus
Common Woolly Legs


  Nymphalidae/Danainae-Satyrinae-Euxanthinae: Tigers, Queens, Monarchs, Amauris

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Danaus chrysippus aegyptius
African Monarch



Danaus chrysippus chrysippus
African Queen


Tirumala formosa
Beautiful Tiger


Tirumala petiverana
African Blue Tiger


Amauris albimaculata
Layman


Bicyclus campus
Hill Bush Brown


Bicyclus ena
Grizzled Bush Brown


Bicyclus mandanes
Large Marbled Bush Brown


Bicyclus safitza safitza
Common Bush Brown


Henotesia perspicua
Swamp Patroller


Melanitis leda
Common Evening Brown


Ypthima antennata antennata
Clubbed Ringlet


Ypthima rhodesiana
Pale Ringlet


Physcaeneura jacksoni



Physcaeneura leda UPS



Physcaeneura leda UNS


Gnophodes betsinema diversa



Euxanthe wakefieldi
Forest Queen

  Nymphalidae/Charaxinae-Cyrestinae-Limenitidinae: Charaxes, Map, Glider
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Charaxes achaemenes
Bush Charaxes

Charaxes candiope
Green-veined Charaxes

Charaxes castor castor
Giant Charaxes

Charaxes cithaeron
Blue-spotted Emperor

Charaxes etesipe gordoni
Savannah Charaxes

Charaxes etheocles evansi
Demon Charaxes

Charaxes etheocles evansi
Demon Charaxes

Charaxes guderiana rabeiensis
Blue Spangled Charaxes

Charaxes jahlusa kenyensis
Pearl Spotted Charaxes

Charaxes paphianus
Falcate Red Charaxes

Charaxes pollux pollux
Black Bordered Charaxes


Charaxes protoclea azota
Flame Bordered Charaxes

Charaxes varanes vologeses
Pearl Charaxes

Charaxes zoolina zoolina
Club-tailed Charaxes

Cyrestis camillus sublineata
African Map Butterfly

Harma theobene
Angular glider

  Nymphalidae/Nymphalinae-Heliconiinae-Precis: Foresters, Sailers, Fritallry, Admirals,
    Eggfly, Pansy, Commodore
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Bebearia cocalia orientis
Spectre

Bebearia mardania
Dark Palm Forester

Bebearia sophus
Sophus Forester

Catacrptera cloanthe
Cloanthe Pirate

Catuna crithea conjuncta
Pathfinder

Cymothoe coranus
Female Blonde Glider

Cymothoe coranus
Male Blonde Glider

Cymothoe herminia johnstoni



Euphaedra medon fraudata



Euphaedra neophron
Gold-banded Forester

Euphaedra rex
King Forester

Euphaedra orientalis
Orange Forester

Euphaedra zaddachii
Zaddach's Mimic Forester

Euptera kinugnana


Euriphene saphirina saphirina


Eurytela dryope angulata
Golden Piper

Eurytela hiarbas lita
Pied Piper

Hamanumida daedalus
Guineafowl

Neptidopsis ophione velleda
Scalloped Sailer

Neptis carcassoni
Carcasson's Streaked Sailer

Neptis carcassoni
Carcasson's Streaked Sailer

Neptis goochi
Small Streaked Sailer

Neptis kiriakoff
Kiriakoff's Sailer

Neptis laeta
Common Sailer

Neptis melicerta
Streaked Sailer

Neptis metela flavimacula

Neptis nemetes nemetes


Neptis penningtoni
Pennington's Sailer

Neptis saclava marpessa
Small Spotted Sailer

Neptis serena serena
River Sailer

Antanartia abyssinica jacksoni
Abyssinian Admiral

Antanartia dimorphica
Dimorphic Admiral

Aterica galene
Forest Glade Nymph


Hypolimnas anthedon
Variable Eggfly

Hypolimnas anthedon
Variable Eggfly

Hypolimnas deceptor deceptor
Deceptive Eggfly


Hypolimnas dinacha


Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas usambara


Junonia artaxia
African pansy

Junonia hierta cebrene
Yellow Pansy

Junonia natalica natalica
Natal Pansy

Junonia natalica natalica
Natal Pansy

Junonia oenone oenone
Dark Blue Pansy

Junonia orithya
Blue Pansy

Junonia rhadama
Brilliant Blue

Junonia sophia infracta
Little Commodore


Junonia terea elgiva
Soldier Commodore


Junonia terea elgiva
Soldier Commodore


Junonia westermanni suffusa


Protogoniomorpha temora


Phalanta eurytis eurytis
Leopard Fritillary

Phalanta phalantha aethiopica


Issoria hanningtoni
Hannington's Fritillary

Precis antilope
Darker Commodore


Precis archesia
Garden Inspector


Precis ceryne
Marsh Commodore


Precis limnoria taveta


Precis octavia sesamus
Gaudy Commodore

Precis octavia sesamus
Gaudy Commodore

Precis pelarga actia
Fashion Commodore


Precis tugela
Eared Commodore


Pseudacraea boisduvali
Trimen's False Acraea

Pseudacraea lucretia expansa

Pseudacraea lucretia protracta


Pseudoneptis bugandensis
Blue Sailer


Salamis anacardii anacardii
Clouded Mother of Pearl



Salamis cacta
Lilac Mother of Pearl


Salamis parhassus parhassus
Mother of Pearl


Vanessa cardui cardui
Painted Lady

  Nymphalidae/Biblidinae-Acraeinae-Coeliadinae-Hesperiinae-Pyrginae:
Joker,
  Acraeas, Policeman, Skippers
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Byblia anvatara acheloia
African Joker

Byblia ilithyia
Joker

Acraea acerata
Falls Acraea

Acraea acrita
Fiery Acraea

Acraea aganice montana
Wanderer (female)

Acraea anemosa
Broad Bordered Acraea

Acraea anemosa
Broad Bordered Acraea

Acraea boopis ama


Acraea braesia


Acraea cabira
Yellow Banded Acraea

Acraea caldarena


Acraea egina areca


Acraea egina egina


Acraea encedon
Common acraea


Acraea eponia eponia
Orange Acraea


Acraea equatorialis anaemia


Acraea esebria esebria
Dusky Acraea


Acraea insignis insignis


Acraea jodutta jodutta


Acraea johnstoni
Johnston's Acraea (male)

Acraea johnstoni (female)

Acraea macarista macarista

Acraea neobule


Acraea oncaea
Window Acraea

Acraea peneleos pelasgius

Acraea penelope
Penelope's Acraea

Acraea pharsalus


Acraea pudorina
Kenyan Fiery Acraea

Acraea quirina rosa
Common Glassy Acraea

Acraea rabbaiae mombasae

Acraea regalis


Acraea serenna


Acraea zetes
Large Spotted Acraea

Coeliades anchises
One Pip Policeman

Coeliades forestan
Striped Policeman

Coeliades pisistratus
Two Pip Policeman

Coeliades sejuncta
Coast Policeman

Acada biceriatus
Axehead Skipper

Celaenorrhinus galenus
Common Orange Sprite

Celaenorrhinus ovalis
Evans' Orange Sprite

Celaenorrhinus proxima
Common Black Sprite

Metisella orientalis orientalis

Kedestes wallengreni wallengreni

Calleagris jamesoni
Jameson's Skipper

Calleagris lacteus


Sarangesa haplopa


Sarangesa laelius


Sarangesa seineri seineri
Dusted Elfin

Spialia dromus
Dromus Grizzled Skipper

Spialia spio spio
Spio Grizzled Skipper

Tagiades flesus
Clouded Flat
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