Subfamily: Heliconiinae

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa

List from Vári & Kroon (2002).

Tribe: Acraeini

 

 
 

Acraea

 

Tribe: Argynnini

 

 
 

Issoria

One species found in southern Africa: Issoria smaragdifera

 
 

Lachnoptera

One species found in southern Africa: Lachnoptera ayresii (Blotched leopard)

 

Phalanta

Two species in southern Africa: Phalanta eurytis (Forest leopard, pictured right) and Phalanta phalantha (African leopard, Common leopard)

Tribe: Pardopsini

 

 
 

Pardopsis

One species found in southern Africa: Pardopsis punctatissima (Polka dot)

Publications

  • VÁRI, L., KROON, D.M., & KRÜGER, M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in southern Africa. Simple Solutions, Chatswood Australia.

 

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