Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Nymphalidae

Genera indigenous to southern Africa

Antanartia

 

Apaturopsis

One species in southern Africa: Apaturopsis cleochares

 

Catacroptera

One species in southern Africa: Catacroptera cloanthe (Pirate)

Vanessa

One species in southern Africa: Vanessa cardui (Painted lady)

Hypolimnas

 

Junonia

 

Protogoniomorpha

Two species found in southern Africa: Protogoniomorpha anacardii (Clouded Mother-of-pearl) and Protogoniomorpha parhassus (Mother-of-pearl, pictured right)

Salamis

One species in southern Africa: Salamis cacta

 

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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