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Abisara neavei mahale  Mahale's Judy
Abisara neavei neavei Neave's Judy
Acada biceriatus Axehead Skipper
Acleros mackenii instabilis Macken's Skipper
Acraea acara Acara Acraea
Acraea acerata Falls Acraea
Acraea acrita Fiery Acraea
Acraea aganice Wanderer
Acraea anemosa Broad Bordered Acraea
Acraea asboloplintha Black-winged Acraea
Acraea asema Speckled Orange Acraea
Acraea bonasia Bonasia Acraea
Acraea boopis ama
Acraea braesia
Acraea cabira Yellow Banded Acraea
Acraea caecilia Pink Acraea
Acraea caldarena
Acraea cerasa Tree Top Acraea
Acraea egina areca Elegant Acraea
Acraea egina egina Elegant Acraea
Acraea encedon Common Acraea
Acraea eponina eponina Orange Acraea
Acraea equatorialis anaemia
Acraea esebria esebria Dusky Acraea
Acraea insignis insignis
Acraea jodutta jodutta
Acraea johnstoni johnstoni Johnston's acraea
Acraea leucographa Ribbe's glassy acraea
Acraea lycoa Lycoa acraea
Acraea macarista macarista
Acraea natalica Natal acraea
Acraea neobule Wandering Donkey acraea
Acraea oncaea Window Acraea
Acraea oreas Black and white Acraea
Acraea parrhasia
Acraea peneleos pelasgius
Acraea perenna
Acraea pharsalus East African Forest Acraea
Acraea pseudolycia astrigera
Acraea pudorina Kenyan Fiery Acraea
Acraea quadricolor
Acraea quirina rosa Common Glassy Acraea
Acraea rabbaiae mombasae Clear Wing Acraea
Acraea regalis
Acraea serena
Acraea servona
Acraea sotikensis Sotik acraea
Acraea utengulensis Tanzanian Fiery Acraea
Acraea zetes Large Spotted Acraea
Actizera lucida Rayed Blue
Actizera stellata Red-clover Blue
Alaena johanna Johanna's Zulu
Alaena nyassa major
Amauris albimaculata Layman
Amauris echeria Chief
Amauris ellioti Ansorge's Danaid
Amauris niavius Friar
Amauris tartarea Dusky Friar
Andronymus neander Common or Nomad Dart
Antanartia abyssinica jacksoni Abyssinian Admiral
Antanartia delius Forest or Orange Admiral
Antanartia dimorphica dimorphica Dimorphic Admirall
Antanartia schaeneia dubia Long-tailed Admirall
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
Ariadne enotrea African castor
Artitropa erinnys Bush Night-fighter
Aterica galene Forest Glade Nymph
Axiocerses amanga Bush Scarlet
Axiocerses harpax Common Scarlet
Axiocerses tjoane Eastern Scarlet
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

Baliochila hildegarda Hildegard’s Buff
Bebearia chriemhilda
Bebearia cocalia Spectre
Bebearia mardania Dark Palm Forester
Bebearia orientis insularis Eastern Palm Forester
Bebearia phantasiella Fantasiella
Bebearia sophus Sophus Forester
Belenois aurota aurota Caper White or Brown- veined White
Belenois creona severina African Caper or Common White
Belenois gidica African Veined White or Pointed Caper
Belenois margaritacea Margarita's Caper White
Belenois raffrayi extendens Raffray's White
Belenois sudanensis Sudan Caper White
Belenois thysa thysa False dotted border
Belenois zochalia agrippinides Forest Caper White
Bematistes aganice Wanderer
Bematistes quadricolor
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
Borbo borbonica borbonica Olive Haired Swift
Borbo fatuellus Foolish Swift
Borbo lugens Lesser Horned Swift
Byblia anvatara acheloia African Joker
Byblia ilithyia Joker

Cacyreus lingeus Common Bush Blue
Cacyreus palemon palemon
Calleagris jamesoni Jameson's Skipper
Calleagris lacteus
Caprona pillaana Ragged Skipper
Catacroptera cloanthe Cloanthe Pirate
Catopsilla florella Emigrant
Catuna crithea conjuncta Pathfinder
Catuna sikorana
Celaenorrhinus galenus Common Orange Sprite
Celaenorrhinus ovalis Evans’ Orange Sprite
Celaenorrhinus proxima proxima Common Black Sprite
Charaxes achaemenes Bush Charaxes
Charaxes baumanni Little Charaxes
Charaxes bipunctatus ugandensis 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 Charaxes
Charaxes druceanus septentrionalis Silver-barred Emperor
Charaxes etesipe gordoni Savannah Charaxes
Charaxes ethalion Satyr 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
Charxes protoclea azote Flame Bordered Charaxes
Charxes smaragdalis Western Blue Charaxes
Charaxes varanes vologeses Pearl Charaxes
Charaxes xiphares Forest King Charaxes
Charaxes zoolina zoolina Club-tailed Charaxes
Chilades kedonga Kedong Cubid
Chondrolepis obscurior
Coeliades anchises anchises One Pip Policeman
Coeliades forestan forestan Striped Policeman
Coeliades pisistratus Two Pip Policeman
Coeliades sejuncta Coast Policeman
Colias electo pseudohecate African clouded yellow
Colotis amatus amatus Small Salmon Arab
Colotis antivippe zera Large OrangeTip
Colotis aurigineus African Golden Arab
Colotis auxo incretus Yellow Orange Tip
Colotis celimene Magenta Tip
Colotis daira jacksoni Black Marked Orange Tip
Colotis danae eupome Scarlet Tip
Colotis dissociatus
Colotis eris eris Banded Gold Tip
Colotis eucharis evarne Sulphur Orange Tip
Colotis euippe complexivus Round-winged Orange Tip
Colotis euippe omphale Smoky Orange Tip
Colotis evagore
Colotis evenina
Colotis halimede maxima Yellow Patch White
Colotis hetaera Coast Purple Tip
Colotis ione Purple Tip
Colotis regina Regal Purple Tip
Colotis vesta Veined Golden Arab
Colotis vestalis castalis White Arab
Cymothoe amaniensis
Cymothoe coranus Blonde Glider
Cymothoe herminia johnstoni Herminia Glider
Cymothoe lurida Lurida Glider
Cyrestis camillus camillus African Map Butterfly
Cyrestis camillus sublineata African Map Butterfly

Danaus chrysippus aegyptius
Danaus chrysippus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus dorippus
Deudorix antalus Brown Playboy
Deudorix dinochares Apricot Playboy
Deudorix lorisona coffea Coffee Playboy
Dixeia charina African small white
Dixeia pigea Ant-heap small white

Eagris lucetia
Eagris sabadius
Eicochrysops hippocrates White-tipped Blue
Eretis lugens Savannah Elf
Eretis melania Dusky Elf
Eronia cleodora Vine Leaf Vagrant
Eronia leda Orange and Lemon Autumn Leaf Vagrant
Euchrysops albistriatus Capronnier's Cupid
Euchrysops crawshayi Crawshay's Blue
Euchrysops malathana Common smoky blue
Euchrysops subpallida Ashen smoky blue
Euphaedra castanoides Chestnut Orange Forester
Euphaedra medon fraudata Common Forester
Euphaedra neophron littoralis Gold-banded Forester
Euphaedra neophron violacea
Euphaedra preussi
Euphaedra ugandae
Euphaedra zaddachii Zaddach's Mimic Forester
Euptera kinugnana or Euptera pluto kinugnana
Eurema brigitta brigitta Broad-bordered Grass Yellow
Eurema desjardinsii Angeled Grass Yellow
Eurema hecabe solifera Common Grass Yellow
Eurema regularis regularis Regular Grass yellow
Eurema upembana Mountain Grass yellow
Euriphene saphirina saphirina
Euryphura achlys Mottled-green Nymph
Euryphura concordia Speckled Lilac Nymph
Eurytela dryope angulata Golden Piper
Eurytela hiarbas lita Pied Piper
Euxanthe tiberius
Euxanthe wakefieldi Amani Forest Queen

Freyeria trochylus trochylus Grass Jewel

Gegenes niso Plain Hottentot
Gnophodes betsinema diversa Banded Evening Brown
Graphium angolanus Angolan White Lady
Graphium antheus Large Striped Swordtail
Graphium colona Black Swordtail
Graphium kirby Kirby's swordtail
Graphium leonidas leonidas Veined Swordtail
Graphium philionoe philionoe Eastern white Lady
Graphium policenes Small striped Swordtail
Graphium porthaon Cream-striped Swordtail

Hamanumida daedalus Guineafowl
Harma theobene Angular Glider
Harpendyreus aequatorialis Equatorial Mountain Blue
Harpendyreus major
Harpendyreus marungensis Central Mountain Blue
Hemiolaus caeculus Azure Hairstreak
Heteropsis perspicua Swamp Patroller
Heteropsis ubenica
Heteropsis simonsii Pale Bush Brown
Hypolimnas antevorta Tanzanian diadem
Hypolimnas anthedon Variable eggfly
Hypolimnas deceptor deceptor Deceptive Eggfly
Hypolimnas dinacha
Hypolimnas misippus Diadem or Danaid Eggfly
Hypolimnas monteironis Black-tipped Diadem
Hypolimnas salmacis Blue Diadem
Hypolycaena antifaunus Large Fairy Hairstreak
Hypolycaena hatita Common Fairy Hairstreak
Hypolycaena philippus philippus Common Hairstreak

Iolaus bowkeri kedonga Bowker's Marbled Saphire
Iolaus crawshayi Crawshay's Sapphire
Iolaus lalos Pale Sapphire
Iolaus pallene Saffron Sapphire
Iolaus sidus Red-line Sapphire Blue
Issoria baumanni Baumann's Mountain Fritillary
Issoria hanningtoni Hannington's Fritillary

Junonia artaxia African Pansy
Junonia hierta cebrene Yellow Pansy
Junonia natalica natalica Natal Pansy
Junonia oenone oenone Dark Blue Pansy
Junonia orithya madagascariensis Blue Pansy
Junonia rhadama Brilliant Blue
Junonia sophia infracta Little Commodore
Junonia terea elgiva Soldier Commodore
Junonia westermanni suffusa Blue spot Pansy

Kallima ansorgei Ansorgei's Leaf Butterfly
Kallimoides rumia rattrayi African leaf butterfly
Kedestes wallengreni wallengreni Wallengren's Ranger

Lachnocnema bibulus Common Woolly Legs
Lachnoptera anticlia Western Blotched Leopard
Lampides boeticus Pea Blue
Lepidochrysops desmondi Desmond's Giant Cupid
Lepidochrysops neonegus neonegus
Lepidochrysops parsimon parsimon
Lepidochrysops polydialecta Lilac Giant Cupid
Leptomyrina hirundo Tailed Black-eye
Leptosia alcesta inalcesta African Wood White or Flip Flop
Leptosia hybrida Hybrid Wood White
Leptosia nupta Immaculate Wood White
Leptotes jeanneli Jeannel's Blue
Leptotes pirithous Common Zebra Blue
Leucochitonea amneris
Libythea labdaca African snout
Lipaphnaeus loxura
Lycaena phlaeas abbottii Small copper

Melanitis leda Common Evening Brown
Metisella medea Medea Sylph
Metisella midas Golden Sylph
Metisella orientalis orientalis
Metisella trisignatus Three-spot Sylph
Mylothris agathina Eastern Dotted Border
Mylothris continua continua
Mylothris crawshayi
Mylothris jacksoni jacksoni Jackson's Dotted Border
Mylothris kilimensis rondonis
Mylothris rubricosta Eastern Swamp Dotted Border
Mylothris rueppellii tirikensis Rüppell's dotted border
Mylothris sagala Dusky dotted border
Mylothris schumanni


Neocoenyra fuelleborni
Neocoenyra gregorii
Neocoenyra heckmanni
Neocoenyra pinheyi
Nepheronia argia argia Large Vagrant
Nepheronia buquetii Green-eyed Monster
Nepheronia pharis Round-winged Vagrant
Nepheronia thalassina Blue or Cambridge Vagrant
Neptidopsis ophione valleda Scalloped Sailer
Neptis carcassoni Carcasson's Streaked Sailer
Neptis goochi Small Streaked Sailer
Neptis gratiosa
Neptis incongrua
Neptis kiriakoff Kiriakoff's Sailer
Neptis laeta Common or Albizia Sailer
Neptis melicerta Streaked Sailer
Neptis metela flavimacula
Neptis morosa Savannah Sailer
Neptis nemetes nemetes
Neptis penningtoni Pennington's Sailer
Neptis saclava marpessa Small Spotted Sailer
Neptis serene serena River Sailer

Oboronia bueronica Ginger Blue
Ornipholidotos peucetia peusetia Large Glasswing

Papilio bromius chrapkowskii Broad Green-banded Swallowtail
Papilio constantinus constantineus Constantine's Swallowtail
Papilio dardanus polytrophus Mocker Swallowtail
Papilio dardanus tibullus
Papilio demodocus demodocus Citrus Swallowtail
Papilio desmondi teita Desmond's Green-banded Swallowtail
Papilio echerioides White-banded Swallowtail
Papilio fuelleborni
Papilio hesperus Black and Yellow Swallowtail
Papilio horniman Horniman's (Green-banded) Swallowtail
Papilio jacksoni Jackson's Swallowtail
Papilio lormieri Central Emperor Swallowtail
Papilio mackinnoni MacKinnon's Swallowtail
Papilio nireus lyaeus Narrow Green-banded Swallowtail
Papilio nobilis Noble Swallowtail
Papilio ophidicephalus Emperor Swallowtail
Papilio pelodurus
Papilio phorcas Green-banded Swallowtail
Papilio phorcas ansorgei
Papilio rex rex Regal Swallowtail
Papilio sjostedti Kilimanjaro Swallowtail
Papilio thuraui
Papilio zoroastres joiceyi Zoroaster Swallowtail
Pardaleodes incerta Savanna Pathfinder Skipper
Pentila pauli clarensis Spotted Pentila or Paul’s Buff
Pentilla tropicalis Tropical Pentila
Phalanta eurytis eurytis African Leopard Fritallary
Phalanta phalanta aethiopica Common Leopard Fritillary
Physcaeneura jacksoni
Physcaeneura leda
Pinacopteryx eriphia melanarge Zebra White
Precis actia Air Commodore
Precis antilope Darker Commodore
Precis archesia Garden Inspector
Precis ceryne Marsh Commodore
Precis limnoria taveta White Spotted Commodore
Precis octavia sesamus Gaudy Coomodore
Precis pelarga Fashion Commodore
Precis tugela Eared Commodore or African Leaf
Protogoniomorpha parhassus Forest Mother-of-Pearl
Protogoniomorpha temora virescens Blue Mother-of-Pearl
Pseudacraea boisduvali trimeni Trimen's False Acraea
Pseudacraea dolomena usagarae Variable False Acraea
Pseudacraea lucretia expansa False Diadem or False Chief
Pseudacraea lucretia protracta False Diadem or False Chief
Pseudacraea poggei False Monarch
Pseudoneptis bugandesis bugandensis Blue Sailer

Salamis anacardii anacardii Clouded Mother of Pearl
Salamis cacta amaniensis Lilac Mother of Pearl
Salamis cacta cacta Lilac Mother of Pearl
Salamis temora temora Blue Mother-of-Pearl
Sarangesa haplopa
Sarangesa laelius
Sarangesa seineri seineri Dusted Elfin
Spalgis lemolea African Apefly or Lemolea Harvester
Spialia diomus Common Sandman
Spialia dromus Dromus Grizzled Skipper
Spialia spio spio Spio grizzled Skipper
Spindasis nyassae Nyasa Silverline

Tagiades flesus Clouded flat
Teriomima subpunctata White Buff
Tirumala formosa Beautiful Tiger
Tirumala petiverana African Blue Tiger or Blue Monarch
Tuxentius calice calice White Pie
Tuxentius ertli Ertli's Pierrot
Tuxentius melaena meleaena Dark Pied Pierrot or Black Pie
Tuxentius stempfferi Stempffer's Pierrot

Uranothauma delatorum
Uranothauma vansomereni Pale Heart

Vanessa cardui cardui Painted Lady
Vanessula milca Lady's Maid

Ypthima albida Silver Ringlet
Ypthima antennata antennata Clubbed Ringlet
Ypthima rhodesiana Pale Ringlet

Zizeeria knysna Dark Grass Blue or African Grass Blue
Zizina antanossa Dark Grass Blue or Clover Blue
Zizula hylax Tiny Grass blue
Zophopetes dysmephila Palm-tree Nightfighter

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