KORSMAN CONSERVANCY

LEPIDOPTERA: BUTTERFLIES, MOTHS and CATERPILLARS



Since January 2015, 42 species of butterfly and numerous moths have been identified at 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 is a wetland habitat specialist and its caterpillars eat the marsh grass Leersia Hexandra.
African Monarch caterpillar's host plant is  Milkweed bush, Gomphocarpus fruticosus.
Marsh Acraea caterpillars eat Persicaria limbata, 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 Monarch upperwings
African Monarch upperwings
African Monarch underwings
African Monarch underwings
Garden Acraea upperwings
Garden Acraea upperwings
Garden Acraea underwings
Garden Acraea underwings
Marsh Acraea by John Kelly
Marsh Acraea by John Kelly
Marsh Acraea by Janet Fabian
Marsh Acraea by Janet Fabian
Wandering Donkey Acraea upperwings
Wandering Donkey Acraea upperwings
Wandering Donkey Acraea underwings
Wandering Donkey Acraea underwings
Dancing Acraea
Dancing Acraea
African Leopard
African Leopard
Spotted Joker upperwings
Spotted Joker upperwings
Spotted Joker underwing
Spotted Joker underwing
Common Diadem male
Common Diadem male
Common diadem female
Common diadem female
Pirate
Pirate
Garden Commodore
Garden Commodore
Yellow Pansy
Yellow Pansy
Blue Pansy
Blue Pansy
Eyed Pansy
Eyed Pansy
Painted Lady upperwing
Painted Lady upperwing
Painted Lady underwing
Painted Lady underwing
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
Common Scarlet underwings
Common Scarlet underwings
Common Scarlet upperwings
Common Scarlet upperwings
Gaika_blue
Gaika_blue
Grass Jewel
Grass Jewel
Hintza Blue
Hintza Blue
Hintza Blue upperwings
Hintza Blue upperwings
Pea Blue Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue Lampides boeticus
Pea Blue upperwings
Pea Blue upperwings
Black-striped Hairtail
Black-striped Hairtail
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
Geranium bronze
Geranium bronze
Black Heart
Black Heart
Scarlet Tip upperwings
Scarlet Tip upperwings
Scarlet Tip underwings
Scarlet Tip underwings
Brown-veined white
Brown-veined white
Common meadow White
Common meadow White
African Migrant
African Migrant
African Clouded Yellow
African Clouded Yellow
Twin Dotted Border
Twin Dotted Border
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow upperwings
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow upperwings
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow underwing
Broad-bordered Grass Yellow underwing
Citrus Swallowtail
Citrus Swallowtail
Marsh Sylph female
Marsh Sylph female
Common_Hottentot
Common_Hottentot
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
Trichoplusia orichalcea
Trichoplusia orichalcea
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
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 angularis
Dysgonia angularis
Helicoverpa armigera
Helicoverpa armigera
Scopula obliquiscripta
Scopula obliquiscripta
Nomophila noctuella
Nomophila noctuella
Hellula undalis
Hellula undalis
Basiothia medea
Basiothia medea
Pseudoclanis postica
Pseudoclanis postica
Bocchoris inspersalis
Bocchoris inspersalis
Diasemia monostigma
Diasemia monostigma
Ethmia circumdatella
Ethmia circumdatella
Heliothis scutuligera
Heliothis scutuligera
Ozarba species
Ozarba species
Rhodogastria similis
Rhodogastria similis
BUTTERFLY SPECIES LIST
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
Precis archesia archesia - Garden Commodore

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
Precis archesia archesia - Garden Commodore


LYCAENIDAE
Actizera lucida - Rayed blue
Anthene amarah amarah - Black-striped Hairtail
Axiocerses tjoane tjoane - Common Scarlet
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 sp. - Common blue
Lycaena clarki - Eastern sorrel copper
Tarucus sybaris - Dotted blue
Uranothauma nubifer - Black heart
Zintha hintza hintza - Hintza pierrot
Zizeeria knysna knysna - African grass blue
Zizula hylax - Tiny grass blue

PAPILONIDAE
Papilio demodocus demodocus - Citrus swallowtail

HESPERIIDAE
Metisella meninx - Marsh Sylph
Gegenes niso niso - Common Hottentot


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