List of butterflies in Ethiopia

List of butterflies in Ethiopia List of butterflies in Ethiopia

This is a list of butterflies of Ethiopia. About 376 species are known from Ethiopia, 33 of which are endemic.

Papilioninae

Papilionini

Papilio nireus pseudonireus Felder & Felder, 1865

Papilio wilsoni Rothschild, 1926

Papilio arnoldiana Vane-Wright, 1995

Papilio dardanus antinorii Oberthür, 1883

Papilio constantinus Ward, 1871

Papilio rex abyssinicana Vane-Wright, 1995

Papilio rex franciscae Carpenter, 1928

Papilio echerioides leucospilus Rothschild, 1902

Papilio echerioides oscari Rothschild, 1902

Papilio microps Storace, 1952

Leptocercini

Graphium antheus (Cramer, 1779)

Graphium colonna (Ward, 1873)

Graphium angolanus baronis (Ungemach, 1932)

Graphium leonidas (Fabricius, 1793)

Graphium philonoe whalleyi (Talbot, 1929)

Graphium almansor birbiri (Ungemach, 1932)

Pieridae

 

Pseudopontiinae

Pseudopontia mabira Mitter & Collins, 2010

Coliadinae

Eurema brigitta (Stoll, 78)

Eurema desjardinsii marshalli (Butler, 1898)

Eurema regularis (Butler, 1876)

Eurema hecabe solifera (Butler, 1875)

Catopsilia florella (Fabricius, 1775)

Colias electo meneliki Berger, 1940

Colias electo pseudohecate Berger, 1940

Colias marnoana Rogenhofer, 1884

Pierinae

Colotis antevippe zera (Lucas, 1852)

Colotis aurora evarne (Klug, 1829)

Colotis celimene celimene (Lucas, 1852)

Colotis celimene praeclarus (Butler, 1886)

Colotis chrysonome (Klug, 1829)

Colotis daira stygia (Felder & Felder, 1865)

Colotis danae eupompe (Klug, 1829)

Colotis danae pseudacaste (Butler, 1876)

Colotis euippe exole (Reiche, 1850)

Colotis evenina casta (Gerstaecker, 1871)

Colotis halimede halimede (Klug, 1829)

Colotis halimede restricta Talbot, 1939

Colotis hetaera aspasia (Ungemach, 1932)

Colotis hetaera lorti (Sharpe, 1896)

Colotis liagore (Klug, 1829)

Colotis phisadia phisadia (Godart, 1819)

Colotis phisadia ocellatus (Butler, 1886)

Colotis pleione heliocaustus (Butler, 1886)

Colotis protomedia (Klug, 1829)

Colotis rogersi (Dixey, 1915)

Colotis ungemachi (Le Cerf, 1922)

Colotis venosa (Staudinger, 1885)

Colotis vesta (Reiche, 1850)

Colotis vestalis castalis (Staudinger, 1884)

Colotis agoye zephyrus (Marshall, 1897)

Eronia cleodora Hübner, 1823

Eronia leda (Boisduval, 1847)

Pinacopterix eriphia melanarge (Butler, 1886)

Pinacopterix eriphia tritogenia (Klug, 1829)

Nepheronia buquetii (Boisduval, 1836)

Nepheronia thalassina sinalata (Suffert, 1904)

Euchloe belemia abyssinica Riley, 1928

Leptosia alcesta inalcesta Bernardi, 1959

Leptosia alcesta pseudonuptilla Bernardi, 1959

Pierini

Appias epaphia contracta (Butler, 1888)

Appias phaola intermedia Dufrane, 1948

Appias sabina (Felder & Felder, 86)

Appias sylvia abyssinica Talbot, 1932

Pieris brassicoides Guérin-Méneville, 1848

Pontia daplidice aethiops (de Joannis & Verity, 1913)

Pontia distorta (Butler, 1886)

Pontia glauconome Klug, 1829

Mylothris agathina (Cramer, 1779)

Mylothris erlangeri Pagenstecher, 1902

Mylothris jacksoni nagichota Talbot, 1944

Mylothris mortoni mortoni Blachier, 1912

Mylothris mortoni balkis Ungemach, 1932

Mylothris rubricosta (Mabille, 1890)

Mylothris rueppellii (Koch, 1865)

Mylothris sagala swaynei Butler, 1899

Mylothris yulei amhara Ungemach, 1932

Dixeia charina septentrionalis Bernardi, 1958

Dixeia dixeyi (Neave, 1904)

Dixeia doxo venatus (Butler, 1871)

Dixeia orbona vidua (Butler, 1900)

Dixeia pigea (Boisduval, 1836)

Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793)

Belenois creona creona (Cramer, 77)

Belenois creona boguensis (Felder & Felder, 1865)

Belenois gidica abyssinica (Lucas, 1852)

Belenois gidica hypoxantha (Ungemach, 1932)

Belenois raffrayi (Oberthür, 1878)

Belenois solilucis loveni (Aurivillius, 1921)

Belenois subeida hailo (Ungemach, 1932)

Belenois thysa tricolor Talbot, 1943

Belenois zochalia galla (Ungemach, 1932)

Lycaenidae

 

Miletinae

Miletini

Spalgis lemolea Druce, 1890

Lachnocnema abyssinica Libert, 1996

Lachnocnema emperamus (Snellen, 1872)

Lachnocnema divergens Gaede, 1915

Lipteninae

Liptenini

Alaena johanna Sharpe, 1890

Pentila pauli ras Talbot, 1935

Theclinae

Myrina silenus nzoiae d'Abrera, 1980

Aphnaeini

Chloroselas esmeralda Butler, 1886

Chloroselas pseudozeritis (Trimen, 1873)

Cigaritis avriko (Karsch, 1893)

Cigaritis somalina (Butler, 1886)

Axiocerses harpax kadugli Talbot, 1935

Axiocerses amanga (Westwood, 1881)

Axiocerses maureli Dufrane, 1954

Axiocerses argenteomaculata Pagenstecher, 1902

Axiocerses jacksoni Stempffer, 1948

Theclini

Hypolycaena ogadenensis Stempffer, 1946

Hypolycaena philippus (Fabricius, 1793)

Leptomyrina boschi Strand, 1911

Iolaus diametra (Karsch, 1895)

Iolaus glaucus Butler, 1886

Iolaus jacksoni (Stempffer, 1950)

Iolaus mimosae berbera (Bethune-Baker, 1924)

Iolaus tajoraca Walker, 1870

Iolaus sudanicus Aurivillius, 1905

Iolaus menas Druce, 1890

Iolaus ismenias piaggiae Oberthür, 1883

Iolaus crawshayi maureli Dufrane, 1954

Stugeta bowkeri ethiopica Stempffer & Bennett, 1958

Pilodeudorix obscurata (Trimen, 1891)

Deudorix dinochares Grose-Smith, 1887

Deudorix lorisona baronica Ungemach, 1932

Polyommatinae

Lycaenesthini

Anthene amarah (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)

Anthene aurobrunnea (Ungemach, 1932)

Anthene butleri butleri (Oberthür, 1880)

Anthene butleri galla Stempffer, 1947

Anthene collinsi d'Abrera, 1980

Anthene contrastata (Ungemach, 1932)

Anthene crawshayi minuta (Bethune-Baker, 1916)

Anthene definita nigrocaudata (Pagenstecher, 1902)

Anthene hodsoni (Talbot, 1935)

Anthene indefinita (Bethune-Baker, 1910)

Anthene janna Gabriel, 1949

Anthene kersteni (Gerstaecker, 1871)

Anthene opalina Stempffer, 1946

Anthene otacilia dulcis (Pagenstecher, 1902)

Anthene pitmani Stempffer, 1936

Anthene princeps (Butler, 1876)

Anthene rothschildi (Aurivillius, 1922)

Anthene saddacus (Talbot, 1935)

Anthene schoutedeni (Hulstaert, 1924)

Anthene suquala (Pagenstecher, 1902)

Anthene wilsoni (Talbot, 1935)

Anthene gemmifera (Neave, 1910)

Lycaena phlaeas pseudophlaeas (Lucas, 1866)

Polyommatini

Cupidopsis jobates mauritanica Riley, 1932

Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)

Uranothauma antinorii (Oberthür, 1883)

Uranothauma delatorum Heron, 1909

Uranothauma nubifer distinctesignatus (Strand, 1911)

Cacyreus ethiopicus Tite, 1961

Cacyreus tespis ghimirra Talbot, 1935

Tuxentius cretosus (Butler, 1876)

Tuxentius kaffana (Talbot, 1935)

Tuxentius melaena (Trimen & Bowker, 1887)

Tarucus grammicus (Grose-Smith & Kirby, 1893)

Tarucus rosacea (Austaut, 1885)

Tarucus theophrastus (Fabricius, 1793)

Tarucus ungemachi Stempffer, 1942

Zintha hintza resplendens (Butler, 1876)

Actizera stellata (Trimen, 1883)

Azanus jesous (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)

Azanus natalensis (Trimen & Bowker, 1887)

Azanus isis (Drury, 1773)

Eicochrysops antoto (Strand, 1911)

Eicochrysops distractus (de Joannis & Verity, 1913)

Eicochrysops masai (Bethune-Baker, 1905)

Eicochrysops meryamae Rougeot, 1983

Eicochrysops messapus sebagadis (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)

Euchrysops abyssinica (Aurivillius, 1922)

Euchrysops albistriata (Capronnier, 1889)

Euchrysops brunneus Bethune-Baker, 1923

Euchrysops cyclopteris (Butler, 1876)

Euchrysops mauensis abyssiniae Storace, 1950

Euchrysops nandensis (Neave, 1904)

Euchrysops nilotica (Aurivillius, 1904)

Euchrysops reducta Hulstaert, 1924

Euchrysops severini Hulstaert, 1924

Thermoniphas colorata (Ungemach, 1932)

Chilades elicola (Strand, 1911)

Chilades naidina (Butler, 1886)

Lepidochrysops lunulifer (Ungemach, 1932)

Lepidochrysops fumosa (Butler, 1886)

Lepidochrysops guichardi Gabriel, 1949

Lepidochrysops loveni abyssiniensis (Strand, 1911)

Lepidochrysops loveni oculus (Ungemach, 1932)

Lepidochrysops negus (Felder & Felder, 86)

Lepidochrysops pterou lilacina (Ungemach, 1932)

Lepidochrysops subvariegata Talbot, 1935

Nymphalidae

 

Libytheinae

Libythea labdaca laius Trimen, 1879

Danainae

Danaini

Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Danaus chrysippus alcippus (Cramer, 1777)

Danaus dorippus (Klug, 1845)

Tirumala formosa neumanni (Rothschild, 1902)

Tirumala petiverana (Doubleday, 1847)

Amauris niavius aethiops Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Amauris albimaculata sudanica Talbot, 1940

Amauris echeria abessinica Schmidt, 1921

Amauris echeria steckeri Kheil, 1890

Amauris hecate stictica Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Amauris ochlea darius Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Amauris ochleides Staudinger, 1896

Satyrinae

Melanitini

Gnophodes betsimena parmeno Doubleday, 1849

Melanitis libya Distant, 1882

Satyrini

Lasiommata maderakal (Guérin-Méneville, 1849)

Bicyclus angulosa (Butler, 1868)

Bicyclus anynana (Butler, 1879)

Bicyclus campus (Karsch, 1893)

Bicyclus milyas (Hewitson, 1864)

Bicyclus pavonis (Butler, 1876)

Bicyclus safitza safitza (Westwood, 1850)

Bicyclus safitza aethiops (Rothschild & Jordan, 1905)

Bicyclus sandace (Hewitson, 1877)

Bicyclus vulgaris (Butler, 1868)

Heteropsis perspicua (Trimen, 1873)

Ypthima asterope (Klug, 1832)

Ypthima condamini Kielland, 1982

Ypthima impura paupera Ungemach, 1932

Ypthima jacksoni Kielland, 1982

Ypthima pupillaris obscurata Kielland, 1982

Ypthima simplicia Butler, 1876

Ypthima yatta Kielland, 1982

Ypthimomorpha itonia (Hewitson, 1865)

Neocoenyra duplex Butler, 1886

Charaxinae

Charaxini

Charaxes varanes vologeses (Mabille, 1876)

Charaxes candiope (Godart, 1824)

Charaxes boueti rectans Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Charaxes lactetinctus ungemachi Le Cerf, 1927

Charaxes jasius Poulton, 1926

Charaxes epijasius Reiche, 1850

Charaxes jasius pagenstecheri Poulton, 1926

Charaxes hansali hansali Felder, 1867

Charaxes hansali baringana Rothschild, 1905

Charaxes hansali kulalae van Someren, 1975

Charaxes castor (Cramer, 1775)

Charaxes junius junius Oberthür, 1880

Charaxes julius somalicus Rothschild, 1900

Charaxes phoebus Butler, 1866

Charaxes numenes neumanni Rothschild, 1902

Charaxes tiridates marginatus Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Charaxes pythodoris Hewitson, 1873

Charaxes etesipe abyssinicus Rothschild, 1900

Charaxes achaemenes monticola van Someren, 1970

Charaxes jahlusa ganalensis Carpenter, 1937

Charaxes etheocles carpenteri van Someren & Jackson, 1957

Charaxes galawadiwosi Plantrou & Rougeot, 1979

Charaxes chanleri Holland, 1896

Charaxes kirki daria Rothschild, 1903

Charaxes figini van Someren, 1969

Charaxes larseni Rydon, 1982

Charaxes sidamo Plantrou & Rougeot, 1979

Charaxes zoolina (Westwood, 85)

Euxanthini

Charaxes eurinome birbirica Ungemach, 1932

Nymphalinae

Nymphalini

Antanartia dimorphica dimorphica Howarth, 1966

Antanartia dimorphica aethiopica Howarth, 1966

Antanartia schaeneia diluta Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Vanessa abyssinica (Felder & Felder, 1867)

Junonia chorimene (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)

Junonia oenone (Linnaeus, 1758)

Junonia sophia infracta Butler, 1888

Junonia terea fumata (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Junonia westermanni Westwood, 1870

Junonia ansorgei (Rothschild, 1899)

Salamis cacta (Fabricius, 1793)

Protogoniomorpha anacardii nebulosa (Trimen, 1881)

Protogoniomorpha parhassus (Drury, 1782)

Protogoniomorpha temora (Felder & Felder, 1867)

Precis ceryne (Boisduval, 1847)

Precis coelestina Dewitz, 1879

Precis limnoria limnoria (Klug, 1845)

Precis limnoria taveta Rogenhofer, 1891

Precis octavia (Cramer, 1777)

Precis pelarga (Fabricius, 1775)

Precis tugela aurorina (Butler, 1894)

Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi (Wallengren, 1857)

Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764)

Hypolimnas salmacis platydema Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Melitaea abyssinica Oberthür, 1909

Cyrestinae

Cyrestini

Cyrestis camillus (Fabricius, 1781)

Biblidinae

Biblidini

Byblia anvatara acheloia (Wallengren, 1857)

Byblia ilithyia (Drury, 1773)

Neptidopsis ophione nucleata Grünberg, 1911

Eurytela dryope angulata Aurivillius, 1899

Eurytela hiarbas abyssinica Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Epicaliini

Sevenia boisduvali kaffana (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Sevenia garega (Karsch, 1892)

Sevenia occidentalium (Mabille, 1876)

Sevenia umbrina (Karsch, 1892)

Limenitinae

Limenitidini

Pseudacraea boisduvalii sayonis Ungemach, 1932

Pseudacraea eurytus mimoras Ungemach, 1932

Pseudacraea lucretia walensensis (Sharpe, 1896)

Neptidini

Neptis agouale parallela Collins & Larsen, 1996

Neptis laeta Overlaet, 1955

Neptis saclava marpessa Hopffer, 1855

Neptis serena Overlaet, 1955

Adoliadini

Aterica galene incisa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903

Euphaedra medon abouna Ungemach, 1932

Euphaedra caerulescens submarginalis Hecq, 1997

Euphaedra sarita abyssinica Rothschild, 1902

Euphaedra neumanni Rothschild, 1902

Euphaedra castanoides deficiens Hecq, 1997

Heliconiinae

Acraeini

Acraea chilo Godman, 1880

Acraea endoscota Le Doux, 1928

Acraea insignis Distant, 1880

Acraea neobule Doubleday, 1847

Acraea oscari Rothschild, 1902

Acraea pseudolycia astrigera Butler, 1899

Acraea quirina rosa Eltringham, 1912

Acraea sidamona Rothschild & Jordan, 1905

Acraea egina (Cramer, 1775)

Acraea braesia Godman, 1885

Acraea caecilia (Fabricius, 1781)

Acraea caldarena Hewitson, 1877

Acraea doubledayi Guérin-Méneville, 1849

Acraea mirabilis Butler, 1886

Acraea miranda Riley, 1920

Acraea oncaea Hopffer, 1855

Acraea pseudegina Westwood, 1852

Acraea zoumi Pierre, 1995

Acraea aganice orientalis (Ungemach, 1932)

Acraea alcinoe nado (Ungemach, 1932)

Acraea epaea homochroa (Rothschild & Jordan, 1905)

Acraea poggei ras (Ungemach, 1932)

Acraea aurivillii schecana Rothschild & Jordan, 1905

Acraea bonasia banka Eltringham, 1912

Acraea encedana Pierre, 1976

Acraea serena (Fabricius, 1775)

Acraea iturina kakana Eltringham, 1911

Acraea jodutta aethiops Rothschild & Jordan, 1905

Acraea johnstoni Godman, 1885

Acraea lycoa Godart, 1819

Acraea necoda Hewitson, 1861

Acraea peneleos gelonica Rothschild & Jordan, 1905

Acraea pharsalus rhodina Rothschild, 1902

Acraea rangatana maji Carpenter, 1935

Acraea sotikensis Sharpe, 1892

Acraea ventura ochrascens Sharpe, 1902

Acraea guichardi Gabriel, 1949

Acraea cinerea Neave, 1904

Acraea orinata Oberthür, 1893

Acraea parrhasia servona Godart, 1819

Acraea perenna kaffana Rothschild, 1902

Acraea safie safie Felder & Felder, 1865

Acraea safie antinorii Oberthür, 1880

Acraea ungemachi Le Cerf, 1927

Argynnini

Argynnis hyperbius neumanni Rothschild, 1902

Vagrantini

Phalanta eurytis eurytis (Doubleday, 1847)

Phalanta eurytis microps (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Phalanta phalantha aethiopica (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)

Hesperiidae

 

Coeliadinae

Coeliades anchises (Gerstaecker, 1871)

Coeliades chalybe immaculata Carpenter, 1935

Coeliades forestan (Stoll, 78)

Coeliades keithloa menelik (Ungemach, 1932)

Coeliades pisistratus (Fabricius, 1793)

Pyrginae

Celaenorrhinini

Eretis lugens (Rogenhofer, 1891)

Eretis mixta Evans, 1937

Sarangesa laelius (Mabille, 1877)

Sarangesa lucidella helena Evans, 1947

Sarangesa motozi (Wallengren, 1857)

Sarangesa phidyle (Walker, 1870)

Tagiadini

Eagris denuba obliterata Carpenter, 1928

Eagris nottoana (Wallengren, 1857)

Caprona adelica Karsch, 1892

Caprona pillaana Wallengren, 1857

Leucochitonea hindei Druce, 1903

Abantis meneliki Berger, 1979

Carcharodini

Spialia colotes semiconfluens de Jong, 1978

Spialia mafa higginsi Evans, 1937

Spialia mangana (Rebel, 1899)

Spialia zebra bifida (Higgins, 1924)

Hesperiinae

Aeromachini

Prosopalpus debilis (Plötz, 1879)

Kedestes callicles (Hewitson, 1868)

Acleros mackenii instabilis Mabille, 1890

Chondrolepis niveicornis pseudonero Berger, 1984

Zophopetes dysmephila (Trimen, 1868)

Artitropa reducta Aurivillius, 1925

Baorini

Zenonia zeno (Trimen, 1864)

Borbo perobscura (Druce, 1912)

Gegenes hottentota (Latreille, 1824)

Heteropterinae

Metisella formosus mittoni Carcasson, 1961

Metisella tsadicus (Aurivillius, 1905)

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