Family: Nymphalidae

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Subfamilies indigenous to southern Africa

List from Vári & Kroon (2002).

Subfamily: Charaxinae

Two genera: Charaxes and Euxanthe.

Subfamily: Danainae

Three genera: Amauris, Danaus and Tirumala

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

 

Subfamily: Libytheinae

One genus: Libythea. One species found in southern Africa: Libythea labdaca (African snout butterfly)

 

Subfamily: Limenitinae

 

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

 

Subfamily: Satyrinae

 

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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