Subfamily: Satyrinae

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Genera indigenous to southern Africa

Tribe: Elymniini

 

 
 

Aeropetes

One species in southern Africa: Aeropetes tulbaghia (Table mountain beauty, Mountain pride)

 

Aphysoneura

One species in southern Africa: Aphysoneura pigmentaria

 

Bicyclus

 

 

Henotesia

Two species in southern Africa: Henotesia perspicua (Eyed bush brown, Marsh patroller, pictured right)  and Henotesia simonsii

 

Paralethe

One species in southern Africa: Paralethe dendrophila (Bush beauty, Forest beauty)

Tribe: Melanitini

 

 
 

Gnophodes

One species in southern Africa: Gnophodes betsimena (Yellow-banded evening brown)

 

Melanitis

Two species in southern Africa: Melanitis leda (Evening brown, Twilight brown) and Melanitis libya

Tribe: Satyrini

 

 
 

Cassionympha

 

 

Coenyra

 

 

Coenyropsis

Two species in southern Africa: Coenyropsis bera and Coenyropsis natalii (Natal brown, pictured left)

 

Dingana

 

 

Dira

 

 

Mashuna

One species in southern Africa: Mashuna mashuna (Mashuna ringlet)

 

Melampias

One species in southern Africa: Melampias huebneri (Boland brown)

 

Neita

 

 
 

Paternympha

Two species found in southern Africa: Paternympha loxophthalma (Big-eye brown) and Paternympha narycia (Spotted-eye brown, Small hillside brown)

 
 

Physcaeneura

Two species found in southern Africa: Physcaeneura panda (Dark-webbed ringlet, pictured right) and  Physcaeneura pione

 

Pseudonympha

 

 

Serradinga

 

 

Stygionympha

 

 

Tarsocera

 

 

Torynesis

 

 

Ypthima

 

 

Ypthimomorpha

One species in southern Africa: Ypthimomorpha itonia

 

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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