KORSMAN CONSERVANCY

LEPIDOPTERA: BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS and CATERPILLARS



Since January 2015, 37 species of butterfly and numerous moths have been identified in Korsman.
Records are uploaded to the Animal Demography Unit's LepiMAP. Species list below

KORSMAN BUTTERFLIES AND HOST PLANTS
Butterflies lay their eggs on specific plant species for their caterpillars.


The rare Marsh Sylph found here is a wetland habitat specialist and lays eggs on the marsh grass Leersia Hexandra.
African Monarch caterpillar's host plant is  Milkweed bush, Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
Marsh Acraea caterpillars eat Persicaria attenuata, a common wetland plant in Korsman.
GALLERY
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All photos by Jane Trembath unless specified
Common names may differ to species list below.
African Migrant
African Migrant
African Leopard
African Leopard
African Monarch upperwings
African Monarch upperwings
African_Monarch
African_Monarch
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow upperwings
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow upperwings
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow underwing
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow underwing
Brown-veinedwhite
Brown-veinedwhite
Common meadow White
Common meadow White
Common_diadem
Common_diadem
Common_Hottentot
Common_Hottentot
Eyed_pansy
Eyed_pansy
Blue Pansy
Blue Pansy
Yellow Pansy
Yellow Pansy
Citrus Swallowtail
Citrus Swallowtail
Common_Blue
Common_Blue
Common_Meadow_blue
Common_Meadow_blue
Dotted Blue underwing
Dotted Blue underwing
Dotted Blue upperwings
Dotted Blue upperwings
Eastern sorrel copper
Eastern sorrel copper
Gaika_blue
Gaika_blue
Grass Jewel Blue
Grass Jewel Blue
Hintza_pierrot
Hintza_pierrot
Marsh Acraea by Janet Fabian
Marsh Acraea by Janet Fabian
Marsh Acraea by John Kelly
Marsh Acraea by John Kelly
Painted Lady underwing
Painted Lady underwing
Painted Lady upperwing
Painted Lady upperwing
Pea Blue Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue upperwings
Pea Blue upperwings
Rayed blue underwings
Rayed blue underwings
Rayed blue upper wings
Rayed blue upper wings
Topaz spotted Blue upperwing
Topaz spotted Blue upperwing
Topaz-Spotted Blue upperwings
Topaz-Spotted Blue upperwings
Cupreous blue
Cupreous blue
Tiny Grass blue
Tiny Grass blue
Spotted Joker upperwings
Spotted Joker upperwings
Spotted Joker underwing
Spotted Joker underwing
Marsh Sylph female
Marsh Sylph female
Pirate
Pirate
Twin Dotted Border
Twin Dotted Border
African Clouded Yellow
African Clouded Yellow
Scarlet Tip upperwings
Scarlet Tip upperwings
Scarlet Tip underwings
Scarlet Tip underwings
Garden Acraea underwings
Garden Acraea underwings
Garden Acraea upperwings
Garden Acraea upperwings
Wandering Donkey Acraea
Wandering Donkey Acraea
Dancing Acraea
Dancing Acraea
Banded Achaea
Banded Achaea
Achyra coelatalis
Achyra coelatalis
Anomis flava
Anomis flava
Cream-striped Owl
Cream-striped Owl
Orange Plume moth
Orange Plume moth
Plume moth Pterophorus rhyparias
Plume moth Pterophorus rhyparias
Exquisite Plusia by Janet Fabian
Exquisite Plusia by Janet Fabian
Chrysodeixis acuta
Chrysodeixis acuta
Syngrapha circumflexa
Syngrapha circumflexa
Spoladea recurvalis
Spoladea recurvalis
Grammodes bifasciata
Grammodes bifasciata
Grammodes euclidioides
Grammodes euclidioides
Grammodes stolida
Grammodes stolida
Grammodes congenita
Grammodes congenita
Crimson-speckled Footman by Janet Fabian
Crimson-speckled Footman by Janet Fabian
Crimson-speckled Footman in flight
Crimson-speckled Footman in flight
Trapeze moth
Trapeze moth
Vestal, Red form by Janet Fabian
Vestal, Red form by Janet Fabian
Vestal
Vestal
Eublemma acarodes
Eublemma acarodes
Eublemma anachoresis
Eublemma anachoresis
Eublemma ornatula
Eublemma ornatula
Flower moth Eretmocera
Flower moth Eretmocera
Ceryx anthraciformis
Ceryx anthraciformis
Diasemiopsis ramburialis
Diasemiopsis ramburialis
Dysgonia properans
Dysgonia properans
Helicoverpa armigera
Helicoverpa armigera
BUTTERFLIES
NYMPHALIDAE
Acraea horta - Garden acraea
Acraea neobule neobule - Wandering donkey acraea
Byblia ilithyia - Spotted joker
Catacroptera cloanthe cloanthe - Pirate
Danaus chrysippus orientis - African monarch
Hypolimnas misippus - Common diadem
Junonia hierta cebrene - Yellow pansy
Junonia oenone oenone - Blue Pansy
Junonia orithya madagascariensis - Eyed pansy
Phalantha phalantha aethiopica - African Leopard
Telchinia rahira rahira - Marsh acraea
Telchinia serena - Dancing Acraea
Vanessa cardui - Painted lady

LYCAENIDAE
Actizera lucida - Rayed blue
Azanus jesous jesous - Topaz babul blue
Cacyreus marshalli - Geranium bronze
Chilades trochylus - Grass jewel
Cupidopsis cissus cissus - Common meadow blue
Eicochrysops messapus mahallakoaena - Cupreous blue
Lampides boeticus - Pea blue
Leptotes - Common blue
Lycaena clarki - Eastern sorrel copper
Tarucus sybaris - Dotted blue
Zintha hintza hintza - Hintza pierrot
Zizeeria knysna knysna - African grass blue
Zizula hylax - Tiny grass blue

PAPILONIDAE
Papilio demodocus demodocus - Citrus swallowtail

PIERIDAE
Belenois aurota aurota - Brown-veined white
Belenois creona severina - African Common White
Pontia helice helice - Common meadow white
Mylothris rueppellii haemus - Twin dotted border
Catopsilia florella - African Migrant
Eurema brigitta brigitta - Broad-bordered grass yellow
Colotis annae annae - Scarlet Tip
Colias electo electo - African Clouded Yellow

HESPERIIDAE
Metisella meninx - Marsh Sylph
Gegenes niso niso - Common Hottentot
MOTHS
      
  1. Achaea catella - Banded Achaea
  2.   
  3. Achyra coelatalis
  4.   
  5. Anomis flava - Orange Cotton moth
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  7. Ceryx anthraciformis
  8.   
  9. Chrysodeixis acuta
  10.   
  11. Cyligramma latona - Cream-striped Owl
  12.   
  13. Diasemiopsis ramburialis
  14.   
  15. Dysgonia properans
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  17. Eretmocera species - Flower moth
  18.   
  19. Ethmia circumdatella
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  21. Eublemma acarodes
  22.   
  23. Eublemma anachoresis
  24.   
  25. Eublemma ornatula
  26.   
  27. Grammodes bifasciata
  28.   
  29. Grammodes congenita
  30.   
  31. Grammodes euclidioides
  32.   
  33. Grammodes stolida
  34.   
  35. Helicopverpa armigera
  36.   
  37. Marasmia trapezalis - Trapeze moth
  38.   
  39. Pterophorus rhyparias
  40.   
  41. Radara vacillans
  42.   
  43. Rhodometria sacraria - Vestal
  44.   
  45. Spoladea recurvalis - Banded Sable
  46.   
  47. Stenodacma wahlbergi - Orange Plume moth
  48.   
  49. Syngrapha circumflexa
  50.   
  51. Thysanoplusia exquisita - Exquisite Plusia
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  53. Trichoplusia orichalcea
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  55. Utetheisa pulchella - Crimson speckled footman


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