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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 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 fuelleborni



Papilio fuelleborni



Papilio hesperus
Hesperus Swallowtail


Papilio horniman
Horniman's Swallowtail


Papilio horniman
Horniman's Swallowtail


Papilio jacksoni
Jackson's Swallowtail


Papilio lormieri
Central Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio lormieri
Central Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio mackinnoni
MacKinnon's Swallowtail


Papilio nireus lyaeus



Papilio ophidicephalus
Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio nobilis
Noble Swallowtail


Papilio nobilis
Noble Swallowtail


Papilio ophidicephalus
Emperor Swallowtail


Papilio pelodurus



Papilio phorcas
Green-banded Swallowtail


Papilio phorcas ansoregi



Papilio rex rex
Regal Swallowtail


Papilio rex rex
Regal Swallowtail


Papilio sjostedti
Kilimanjaro Swallowtail


Papilio thuraui



Papilio thuraui



Papilio zoroastres
Zoroaster Swallowtail

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


Pinacopteryx eriphia
Zebra White


Pinacopteryx eriphia
Zebra White


Eurema brigitta brigitta



Eurema desjardinsii
Angeled Grass Yellow


Eurema hecabe solifera
Common Grass Yellow


Eurema regularis regularis
Regular Grass Yellow


Eurema upembana
Mountain Grass Yellow


Belenois aurota
Caper White


Belenois aurota
Caper White


Belenois creona
African Caper White


Belenois gidica
African Veined White



Belenois margaritacea
Margaritas Caper White



Belenois sudanensis
Sudan Caper 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


Colias electo pseudohecate
African Clouded Yellow


Colias electo pseudohecate
African Clouded Yellow


Colotis antevippe zera
Large Orange Tip


Colotis aurigineus
African Golden Arab


Colotis auxo incretus
Yellow Orange Tip


Colotis celimene
Magenta Tip


Colotis daira jacksoni
Black-marked Orange Tip


Colotis danaea eupompe
Scarlet Tip female


Colotis danaea eupompe
Scarlet Tip male


Colotis danaea eupompe
Scarlet Tip female


Colotis dissociatus



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


Dixeia pigea
Ant-heap small white


Eicochrysops hippocrates
White-tipped Blue


Eicochrysops hippocrates
White-tipped Blue


Eronia cleodora
Vine Leaf Vagrant


Eronia leda
Orange and Lemon


Leptosia alcesta inalcesta
African Wood White-Flip Flop


Leptosia hybrida
Hybrid Wood White


Leptosia nupta
Immaculate Wood White


Mylothris agathina
Eastern Dotted Border


Mylothris continua continua



Mylothris continua continua



Mylothris crawshayi



Mylothris jacksoni jacksoni



Mylothris jacksoni jacksoni



Mylothris kilimensis rondonis



Mylothris rubricosta
Streaked Dotted Border


Mylothris rueppellii tirikensis



Mylothris rueppelli tirikensis



Mylothris sagala
Dusky Dotted Border


Mylothris schumanni



Nepheronia argia argia
Large Vagrant


Nepheronia buquetii
Green-eyed Monster


Nepheronia buquetii
Green-eyed Monster


Nepheronia pharis
Round-winged Vagrant


Nepheronia thalassina
Blue or Cambridge Vagrant

  Lycaenidae/Lipteninae: Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Liptenids, Metalmarks
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Alaena johanna
Johanna's Zulu

Alaena nyassa major

Alaena nyassa major

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 ertli
Ertli's Pierrot

Tuxentius melaene
Dark Pied Pierrot

Tuxentius stempfferi
Stempffer's Pierrot

Uranothauma delatorum


Uranothauma vansomereni
Pale Heart

Uranothauma vansomereni
Pale Heart


Actizera lucida
Rayed Blue


Actizera stellata
Red-clover Blue


Anthene amarah amarah
Leaden Ciliate Blue


Anthene butleri
Butler's Ciliate Blue


Anthene definita
Common Ciliate Blue


Anthene hobleyi
Hobley's hairtail


Anthene kersteni
Kersten's Ciliate Blue


Anthene larydas
Spotted hairtail


Anthene lunulata
Lunulated hairtail


Anthene rubrimaculata


Azanus jesous
African Babul Blue

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

Cacyreus palemon palemon


Cacyreus palemon palemon


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 albistriatus
Capronnier's Cupid

Euchrysops crawshayi
Crawshay's Blue

Euchrysops malathana
Common Smoky Blue

Euchrysops subpallida
Ashen Smoky Blue

Harpendyreus aequatorialis
Equatorial Mountain Blue

Harpendyreus major


Harpendyreus marungensis
Central Mountain Blue

Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue

Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue

Lepidochrysops desmondi
Desmond's Blue

Lepidochrysops neonegus nonegus

Lepidochrysops parsimon parsimon

Lepidochrysops polydialecta


Lepidochrysops polydialecta


Leptotes jeanneli
Common Jeannel's Blue

Leptotes pirthous
Common Zebra Blue

Leptomyrina hirundo
Tailed Black-eye

Lipaphnaeus loxura


Lycaena phlaeas
Small Copper


Iolaus bowkeri kedonga



Iolaus crawshayi
Crawshay's Sapphire


Iolaus crawshayi
Crawshay's Sapphire


Iolaus lalos
Pale Sapphire


Iolaus pallene
Saffron 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
Large Fairy Hairstreak

Hypolycaena hatita
Common Fairy Hairstreak

Hypolycaena philippus
Common Hairstreak

Axiocerses amanga
Bush Scarlet


Axiocerses harpax
Common Scarlet

Axiocerses harpax
Common Scarlet


Axiocerses tjoane tjoane
Eastern Scarlet

Lachnocnema bibulus
Common Woolly Legs


  Nymphalidae/Danainae-Satyrinae-Libytheinae: Tigers, Queens, Monarchs, Amauris, Browns

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Danaus chrysippus aegyptius



Danaus chrysippus chrysippus



Danaus chrysippus dorippus



Danaus chrysippus dorippus


Tirumala formosa
Beautiful Tiger

Tirumala petiverana
African Blue Tiger

Amauris albimaculata
Layman

Amauris albimaculata
Layman

Amauris echeria
meruensis

Amauris echeria
kikuyu

Amauris ellioti
Ansorge's Danaid

Amauris niavius
Friar

Amauris tartarea
Dusky Friar

Bicyclus campinus


Bicyclus campus
Hill Bush Brown

Bicyclus ena
Grizzled Bush Brown

Bicyclus mandanes
Large Marbled Bush Brown

Bicyclus mesogena
White-line Bush Brown

Bicyclus safitza safitza
Common Bush Brown

Bicyclus simulacris


Heteropsis perspicua
Swamp Patroller

Heteropsis ubenica


Heteropsis simonsii
Pale Bush Brown


Libythea labdaca
African snout


Libythea labdaca
African snout


Melanitis leda
Common Evening Brown


Melanitis leda
Common Evening Brown


Neocoenyra fuelleborni



Neocoenyra gregorii



Neocoenyra heckmanni



Neocoenyra pinheyi



Ypthima albida
Silver Ringlet


Ypthima antennata
Clubbed Ringlet


Ypthima rhodesiana


Hyscaeneura jacksoni



Physcaeneura leda UPS



Physcaeneura leda UNS




Gnophodes betsinema diversa



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

Charaxes baumanni
Little Charaxes

Charaxes bipunctatus
Two-spot Blue Charaxes

Charaxes bohemani
Divebomber Charaxes

Charaxes brutus
White-barred Charaxes

Charaxes candiope
Green-veined Charaxes

Charaxes castor castor
Giant Charaxes

Charaxes cithaeron
Blue-spotted Emperor

Charaxes druceanus septentrionalis

Charaxes etesipe gordoni
Savannah Charaxes

Charaxes ethalion
Satyr Charaxes

Charaxes etheocles evansi
Demon Charaxes

Charaxes etheocles evansi
Demon Charaxes

Charaxes eudoxus
Eudoxus Charaxes

Charaxes fulvescens
Forest Pearl Charaxes

Charaxes guderiana rabeiensis
Blue Spangled Charaxes

Charaxes jahlusa kenyensis
Pearl Spotted Charaxes

Charaxes jasius
Foxy Emperor

Charaxes kirki
Kirk's Charaxes

Charaxes numenes
Lesser Blue Charaxes

Charaxes paphianus
Falcate Red Charaxes

Charaxes penricei
Scarce Savannah Charaxes

Charaxes pleione
Common Orange Charaxes

Charaxes pollux pollux
Black Bordered Charaxes


Charaxes protoclea azota
Flame Bordered Charaxes


Charaxes smaragdalis
Western Blue Charaxes


Charaxes smaragdalis
Western Blue Charaxes

Charaxes varanes vologeses
Pearl Charaxes

Charaxes xiphares
Forest King Charaxes

Charaxes zoolina zoolina
Club-tailed Charaxes

Cyrestis camillus camillus
African Map Butterfly

Cyrestis camillus sublineata
African Map Butterfly


Euxanthe tiberius



Euxanthe wakefieldi
Forest Queen


Euxanthe wakefieldi
Forest Queen

Harma theobene
Angular glider

Kallimoides rumia
African leaf butterfly

Kallimoides rumia
African leaf butterfly

Vanessula milca
Lady's Maid

  Nymphalidae/Nymphalinae-Heliconiinae-Precis-Limenitinae: Foresters, Sailers, Fritallry, Admirals, Eggfly, Pansy, Commodore, Nymphs
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Bebearia chriemhilda
female

Bebearia chriemhilda
male

Bebearia cocalia orientis
Spectre

Bebearia mardania
Dark Palm Forester

Bebearia orientis
Eastern Palm Forester

Bebearia phantasiella
Fantasiella

Bebearia sophus
Sophus Forester

Catacrptera cloanthe
Cloanthe Pirate

Catuna crithea conjuncta
Pathfinder

Catuna sikorana

Cymothoe amaniensis

Cymothoe coranus
Female Blonde Glider

Cymothoe coranus
Male Blonde Glider

Cymothoe herminia johnstoni


Cymothoe lurida
Lurid Glider

Euphaedra castanoides
Chestnut Orange Forester

Euphaedra medon fraudata


Euphaedra neophron
Gold-banded Forester


Euphaedra preussi


Euphaedra ugandae


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


Neptis goochi
Small Streaked Sailer

Neptis gratiosa


Neptis incongrua


Neptis kiriakoff
Kiriakoff's Sailer

Neptis laeta
Common Sailer

Neptis melicerta
Streaked Sailer

Neptis metela flavimacula


Neptis morosa
Savannah Sailor

Neptis nemetes nemetes


Neptis penningtoni
Pennington's Sailer

Neptis saclava marpessa
Small Spotted Sailer

Neptis serena serena
River Sailer

Antanartia abyssinica jacksoni


Antanartia delius
Forest Admiral

Antanartia dimorphica
Dimorphic Admiral

Antanartia schaeneia
Long-tailed Admiral

Aterica galene
Forest Glade Nymph


Hypolimnas antevorta
Tanzanian Diadem

Hypolimnas anthedon
Variable Eggfly

Hypolimnas anthedon
Variable Eggfly

Hypolimnas deceptor deceptor

Hypolimnas dinacha


Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas misippus
Diadem or Danaid Eggfly

Hypolimnas monteironis
Black-tipped Diadem

Hypolimnas salmacis
Blue Diadem

Kallima ansorgei
Ansorgei's Leaf Butterfly

Junonia artaxia
African pansy

Junonia hierta cebrene
Yellow 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 parhassus


Protogoniomorpha temora


Phalanta eurytis eurytis
Leopard Fritillary

Phalanta phalantha aethiopica



Issoria hanningtoni
hanningtoni


Issoria baumanni
orientalis


Lachnoptera anticlia


Precis actia
Air Commodore


Precis actia
Air Commodore


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 dolomena
Variable False Acraea

Pseudacraea lucretia expansa


Pseudacraea lucretia protracta


Pseudacraea poggei
False Monarch

Pseudoneptis bugandensis



Salamis anacardii anacardii




Salamis cacta amaniensis




Salamis cacta cacta




Salamis cacta cacta


Salamis temora temora


Vanessa cardui cardui
Painted Lady

Euryphura achlys
Mottled-green Nymph

Euryphura concoria
Speckled Lilac Nymph
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Euryphura concoria
Speckled Lilac Nymph


  Nymphalidae/Biblidinae-Acraeinae-Coeliadinae-Hesperiinae-Pyrginae:
Joker
  Acraeas, Policeman, Skippers
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Ariadne enotrea suffusa
African castor

Byblia anvatara acheloia
African Joker

Byblia ilithyia
Joker

Acraea acara
Male ups

Acraea acerata
Falls Acraea

Acraea acerata
Falls Acraea

Acraea acrita
Fiery Acraea

Acraea aganice montana
Wanderer (female)

Acraea anemosa
Broad Bordered Acraea

Acraea anemosa
Broad Bordered Acraea

Acraea asboloplintha
Black-winged Acraea

Acraea asema
Speckled Orange Acraea

Acraea bonasia


Acraea boopis ama


Acraea braesia


Acraea cabira
Yellow Banded Acraea

Acraea caecelia
Pink Acraea

Acraea caldarena


Acraea cerasa
Tree Top Acraea

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 leucographa
Ribbe's Glassy Acraea


Acraea lycoa
Lycoa Acraea


Acraea macarista macarista


Acraea natalica
Natal Acraea


Acraea neobule


Acraea oncaea
Window Acraea

Acraea oreas
Black and white Acraea

Acraea peneleos pelasgius


Acraea penelope
Penelope's Acraea

Acraea pharsalus


Acraea perenna


Acraea pudorina
Kenyan Fiery Acraea

Acraea quirina rosa
Common Glassy Acraea

Acraea rabbaiae mombasae


Acraea regalis


Acraea serena
Male

Acraea serena
Female

Acraea servona


Acraea sotikensis
Sotik Acraea

Acraea utengulensis
Tanzanian fiery acraea

Acraea zetes
Large Spotted Acraea

Bematistes quadricolor


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 medea
Medea Sprite

Metisella midas
Golden Sprite

Metisella orientalis orientalis

Metisella trisignatus trisignatus


Kedestes wallengreni wallengreni

Calleagris jamesoni
Jameson's Skipper

Calleagris lacteus


Sarangesa haplopa


Sarangesa laelius


Sarangesa seineri seineri
Dusted Elfin

Acleros mackenii
Macken's Skipper

Andronymus neander
Common Dart

Chondrolepis obscurior


Zophopetes dysmephila
Palm-tree Night-fighter

Artitropa erinnys
Bush Night-fighter

Borbo borbonica
Olive Haired Swift

Borbo fatuellus
Foolish Swift

Borbo lugens
Lesser Horned Swift

Gegenes niso
Plain Hottentot

Caprona pillaana
Ragged Skipper

Leucochitonea amneris


Spialia diomus
Common Sandman

Spialia dromus
Dromus Grizzled Skipper

Spialia spio spio
Spio Grizzled Skipper

Tagiades flesus
Clouded Flat

Eagris lucetia


Eagris sabadius



Eretis lugens
Savanna Elf


Eretis melania
Dusky Elf
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