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Distribution path and Subregions of Benin (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Benin
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Benin
Class
Benin
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species
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Subclass
Benin
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 147 families, 875 genera, 1907 species
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Infraclass
Benin
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 142 families, 856 genera, 1861 species
Tree
Superorder
Benin
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 96 families, 657 genera, 1564 species
Tree
Order
Benin
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 26 families, 205 genera, 499 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    worldwide
Common namesLepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
German namesSchmetterlinge und Motten, Falter, Schmetterlinge
Dutch namesVlinders, Schubvleugeligen
Danish namesSommerfugle
Finnish namesPerhoset
Norwegian namesSommerfugler
Swedish namesFjärilar
Spanish namesLepidópteros, Mariposas
Italian namesFarfalle
French namesPapillons
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, Central Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean, Great Australian Bight, Eastern Indian Ocean)

Antarctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesLepidoptera in arkansaslepidopterasurvey.net
Lepidoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Lepidoptera in butterflies.bcghana.org
Lepidoptera in mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu
Lepidoptera in afromoths.net
Lepidoptera in butterfliesofamerica.com
Lepidoptera in darwinfoundation.org
Lepidoptera in faunaeur.org
Lepidoptera in itis.gov
Lepidoptera in leps.it
Lepidoptera in papua-insects.nl
Lepidoptera in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Lepidoptera in tyllinen.eu
Lepidoptera in ucl.ac.uk
Lepidoptera in abdb-africa.org
Lepidoptera in dyntaxa.se
Lepidoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Benin
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     26 families, 205 genera, 499 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Benin
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesTiger Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 17 SpeciesGrass moth
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 45 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 97 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 190 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 24 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 45 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 1 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSnout Moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 19 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 4 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
26 Families with 499 Species in Benin
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Benin
Species with ANext  
Abantis bismarcki (Karsch, 1892)Bismarckīs Paradise SkipperInfo
Achaea catocaloides (Guenée, 1852)Info
Acherontia atropos (Linnaeus, 1758)Deathīs-head Hawk-mothInfo
Acleros mackenii (Trimen, 1868)Mackenīs SkipperInfo
Acleros ploetzi (Mabille, 1889)Ploetzīs Dusky SkipperInfo
Acraea abdera eginopsis (Aurivillius, 1899)Info
Acraea acerata -> Acraea tenellaSmall Yellow-banded AcraeaInfo
Acraea alciope (Hewitson, 1852)Alciope AcraeaInfo
Acraea annobona (Linnaeus, 1758)Large Spotted AcraeaInfo
Acraea bonasia (Fabricius, 1775)Bonasia AcraeaInfo
Acraea brahmsi -> Acraea tenellaSmall Yellow-banded AcraeaInfo
Acraea caecilia (Fabricius, 1781)Pink AcraeaInfo
Acraea camaena (Drury, 1773)Large Smoky AcraeaInfo
Acraea egina (Cramer, 1775)Elegant AcraeaInfo
Acraea encedana (Pierre, 1976)Encedana AcraeaInfo
Acraea encedon (Linnaeus, 1758)Encedon AcraeaInfo
Acraea epaea -> Bematistes epaeaInfo
Acraea epitellus -> Bematistes epaeaInfo
Acraea flava (Fabricius, 1793)Jodutta AcraeaInfo
Acraea jalema -> Acraea zetesLarge Spotted AcraeaInfo
Acraea jodutta -> Acraea flavaJodutta AcraeaInfo
Acraea kilimandjara -> Acraea lycoaLycoa AcraeaInfo
Acraea lycoa (Godart, 1819)Lycoa AcraeaInfo
Acraea neobule (Doubleday, 1847)Wandering Donkey AcraeaInfo
Acraea orestia (Hewitson, 1874)Orestia Glassy AcraeaInfo
Acraea pseudegina (Westwood, 1852)Info
Acraea pullula -> Acraea tenellaSmall Yellow-banded AcraeaInfo
Acraea quirina (Fabricius, 1781)Common Glassy AcraeaInfo
Acraea rudolfi (Linnaeus, 1758)Large Spotted AcraeaInfo
Acraea serena (Fabricius, 1775)Dancing AcraeaInfo
Acraea sidamona (Linnaeus, 1758)Large Spotted AcraeaInfo
Acraea tenella (Hewitson, 1874)Small Yellow-banded AcraeaInfo
Acraea translucida (Eltringham, 1912)Translucent AcraeaInfo
Acraea vinidia -> Acraea tenellaSmall Yellow-banded AcraeaInfo
Acraea zetes (Linnaeus, 1758)Large Spotted AcraeaInfo
Acrocercops hedymopa (Turner, 1913)Info
Actizera lucida (Trimen, 1883)Rayed BlueInfo
Adelpherupa flavescens (Hampson, 1919)Info
Aegocera rectilinea (Boisduval, 1836)Info
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)Convolvulus Hawk-mothSite
Alucita chloracta (Meyrick, 1908)Info
Amauris bulbifera (Mabille, 1876)MonkInfo
Amauris crawshayi camerunica (Joicey & Talbot, 1925)Info
Amauris damocles (Fabricius, 1793)Small MonkInfo
Amauris hecate (Butler, 1866)Black FriarInfo
Amauris lecerfi -> Amauris bulbiferaMonkInfo
Amauris mozarti -> Amauris bulbiferaMonkInfo
Amauris niavius (Linnaeus, 1758)The FriarInfo
Amauris psyttalea -> Amauris bulbiferaMonkInfo
Amauris tartarea -> Amauris bulbiferaDusky FriarInfo
Amerila brunnea (Hampson, 1901)Info
Amerila leucoptera (Hampson, 1901)Info
Amerila luteibarba (Hampson, 1901)Info
Amerila niveivitrea (Bartel, 1903)Info
Amerila pannosa (Grünberg, 1908)Info
Amerila roseomarginata (Rothschild, 1910)Info
Amerila syntomina (Butler, 1878)Info
Amerila vitrea (Plötz, 1880)Info
Andronymus neander (Plötz, 1884)Nomad DartInfo
Anomis leona (Schaus & Clements, 1893)Info
Anomoeotes infuscata (Talbot, 1929)Info
Anthene amarah (Guérin-méneville, 1847)Black-striped HairtailInfo
Anthene hades (Bethune-baker, 1910)Black Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene liodes (Hewitson, 1874)Liodes HairtailInfo
Anthene lunulata (Trimen, 1894)Lunulated HairtailInfo
Anthene princeps (Butler, 1876)Cupreous HairtailInfo
Anthene sanguinea -> Anthene lunulataLunulated HairtailInfo
Anthene starki (Larsen, 2005)Western Black-spot Ciliate BlueInfo
Anthene sylvanus (Drury, 1773)Common Indigo Ciliate BlueInfo
Apallaga ghanaensis (Libert, 2014)Info
Aphnaeus brahami (Lathy, 1903)Western Silver SpotInfo
Aphnaeus brahami ghanaensis (Libert, 2013)Info
Aphnaeus orcas (Drury, 1782)Common Silver SpotInfo
Appias bachi -> Cepora kotakiiInfo
Appias epaphia (Cramer, 1779)African AlbatrossInfo
Appias phaola (Doubleday, 1847)Plain AlbatrossInfo
Appias sylvia -> Cepora kotakiiCommon AlbatrossInfo
Appias wardii (Moore, 1884)Lesser AlbatrossInfo
Ariadne alphaea (Drury, 1782)African CastorInfo
Ariadne archeri -> Ariadne alphaeaAfrican CastorInfo
Ariadne enotrea (Cramer, 1782)African CastorInfo
Astictopterus abjecta (Snellen, 1872)Abject HopperInfo
Aterica galene (Brown, 1775)Forest Glade NymphInfo
Aurivillius horsini (Bouvier, 1927)Info
Axiocerses harpax (Fabricius, 1775)Common ScarletInfo
Azanus isis (Drury, 1773)White-banded Babul BlueInfo
Azanus jesous (Guérin-méneville, 1849)African Babul BlueInfo
Azanus mirza (Plötz, 1880)Pale Babul BlueInfo
Azanus moriqua (Wallengren, 1857)Black-bordered Babul BlueInfo
Azanus natalensis (Trimen, 1887)Natal Babul BlueInfo
Azygophleps psyche -> Phragmataecia turkmenbashiInfo
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Baoris fatuellus (Hopffer, 1855)Info
Basiothia medea (Fabricius, 1781)Small Verdant HawkInfo
Battus zetides (Munroe, 1971)Zetides SwallowtailInfo
Bebearia absolon (Fabricius, 1793)Absolon ForesterInfo
Bebearia cocalia (Fabricius, 1793)Common Palm ForesterInfo
Bebearia sophus (Fabricius, 1793)Sophus ForesterInfo
Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793)Pioneer WhiteInfo
Belenois calypso (Drury, 1773)Calypso WhiteInfo
Belenois creona (Cramer, 1776)African Common WhiteInfo
Belenois hedyle (Cramer, 1777)Western Yellow Caper WhiteInfo
Belenois subeida (C. & R. Felder, 1865)Northern Caper WhiteInfo
Belenois theora (Doubleday, 1846)Forest Caper WhiteInfo
Bematistes epaea (Cramer, 1779)Common BematistesInfo
Bicyclus angulosa (Butler, 1868)Startled Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus campa (Karsch, 1893)Hill Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus campus (Karsch, 1893)Hill Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus dorothea (Cramer, 1779)Light Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus funebris (Guérin-méneville, 1844)Funereal Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus ignobilis (Butler, 1870)Ignoble Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus istaris (Plötz, 1880)Velvet Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus melas (Condamin, 1965)Info
Bicyclus milyas (Hewitson, 1864)Lesser Rock Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus safitza (Westwood, 1850)Common Savanna Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus sandace (Hewitson, 1877)Dark Vulgar Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus sangmelinae (Condamin, 1963)Condaminīs Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus vulgaris (Butler, 1868)Vulgar Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus xeneas (Hewitson, 1865)Stately Bush BrownInfo
Bicyclus xeneas occidentalis (Condamin, 1965)Info
Bicyclus xeneoides (Condamin, 1961)Toothed Bush BrownInfo
Borbo gemella (Mabille, 1884)Twin SwiftInfo
Borbo perobscura (Druce, 1912)Small SwiftInfo
Bunaea alcinoe (Stoll, 1780)Food plantsInfo
Bunaeopsis hersilia (Westwood, 1849)Info
Bunaeopsis licharbas (Maassen & Weyding, 1885)Info
Busseola fusca (Fuller, 1901)Maize stalk borerInfo
Byblia anvatara crameri (Aurivillius, 1894)Info
Byblia ilithyia (Drury, 1773)JokerInfo
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Cacyreus lingeus (Stoll, 1782)Bush BronzeInfo
Cacyreus virilis (Aurivillius, 1924)Mocker BlueInfo
Caffrocrambus sordidella (Marion, 1957)Info
Caprona adelica (Karsch, 1892)Western Ragged SkipperInfo
Caryatis syntomina -> Amerila syntominaInfo
Catacroptera cloanthe ligata (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)Info
Catopsilia florella (Fabricius, 1775)African EmigrantInfo
Cephonodes hylas (Linnaeus, 1771)Pellucid Hawk MothInfo
Cephonodes trochilus (Guérin-méneville, 1843)Info
Cepora himiko (Hanafusa, 1994)Info
Cepora kotakii (Hanafusa, 1989)Info
Charaxes achaemenes atlantica (Van Someren, 1970)Info
Charaxes albimaculatus -> Charaxes numenes aequatorialisInfo
Charaxes angusticaudatus -> Charaxes tiridatesCommon Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes anticlea (Drury, 1782)Small Flame-bordered CharaxesInfo
Charaxes boueti (Feisthamel, 1850)Bamboo CharaxesInfo
Charaxes brutus (Cramer, 1779)White-barred EmperorInfo
Charaxes candiope (Godart, 1824)Green-veined EmperorInfo
Charaxes castor (Cramer, 1775)Giant EmperorInfo
Charaxes epijasius -> Charaxes jasiusTwo-tailed PashaInfo
Charaxes etesipe (Godart, 1824)Savannah CharaxesInfo
Charaxes etheocles (Cramer, 1777)Demon charaxesInfo
Charaxes eupale (Drury, 1782)Common Green CharaxesInfo
Charaxes eurinome -> Euxanthe eurinomeCommon Forest QueenInfo
Charaxes fulvescens (Aurivillius, 1891)Forest Pearl CharaxesInfo
Charaxes fulvescens senegala (Van Someren, 1975)Info
Charaxes hysginus -> Charaxes tiridates tiridatinusCommon Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes imperialis (Butler, 1874)Imperial Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes jasius (Linnaeus, 1767)Foxy EmperorSite
Charaxes lactetinctus (Karsch, 1892)Blue Patch CharaxesInfo
Charaxes lycurgus (Fabricius, 1793)Laodice Untailed CharaxesInfo
Charaxes nichetes (Grose-smith, 1883)Manx CharaxesInfo
Charaxes northcotti (Rothschild, 1899)Northcottīs charaxesInfo
Charaxes numenes (Hewitson, 1859)Lesser Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes numenes aequatorialis (Van Someren, 1972)Info
Charaxes plantroui (Minig, 1975)Pink-washed Demon CharaxesInfo
Charaxes protoclea (Feisthamel, 1850)Flame-bordered EmperorInfo
Charaxes tiridates (Cramer, 1777)Common Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes tiridates tiridatinus (Röber, 1936)Info
Charaxes tiridatinus -> Charaxes tiridatesCommon Blue CharaxesInfo
Charaxes varanes vologeses (Mabille, 1876)Info
Charaxes viola (Butler, 1865)Savanna Demon CharaxesInfo
Charaxes virilis (Rothschild, 1900)Blue Demon CharaxesInfo
Charltona albimixtalis (Hampson, 1919)Info
Charltona villiersi (Marion, 1957)Info
Chilades trochylus (Freyer, 1843)Grass JewelInfo
Chilo leucealis (Marion, 1957)Info
Chilo partellus (Swinhoe, 1885)Spotted Stalk BorerInfo
Chrysamma purpuripulcra (Karsch, 1896)Info
Cigaritis amine -> Zeritis neriene amineCheckered GemInfo
Cigaritis larseni (T. Bouyer, 2012)Info
Cigaritis mozambica (Bertolini, 1850)Mozambique SilverlineInfo
Cimitra fetialis (Meyrick, 1917)Info
Citrinophila marginalis (Kirby, 1887)Narrow-margined YellowInfo
Citrinophila similis (Kirby, 1887)Similar YellowInfo
Coeliades chalybe (Westwood, 1852)Blue PolicemanInfo
Coeliades forestan (Stoll, 1782)Striped PolicemanInfo
Coeliades pisistratus (Fabricius, 1793)Two Pip PolicemanInfo
Colias heos (Herbst, 1792)Info
Colotis antevippe (Boisduval, 1836)Large Orange TipInfo
Colotis aurigineus (Butler, 1883)Double-banded OrangeInfo
Colotis aurora -> Colotis aurigineusPlain Orange-tipInfo
Colotis aurora evarne (Klug, 1829)Info
Colotis euippe (Linnaeus, 1758)Smoky Orange TipInfo
Colotis evagore antigone (Boisduval, 1836)Info
Colotis evarne (Klug, 1829)Info
Coniesta ignefusalis (Hampson, 1919)Info
Conopsia bicolor (Le Cerf, 1917)Info
Crameria amabilis (Drury, 1773)Info
Cupidopsis jobates mauritanica (Riley, 1932)Info
Cyligramma latona (Cramer, 1775)Cream-striped owlInfo
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Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)Plain TigerInfo
Danaus chrysippus alcippus (Cramer, 1777)Info
Danaus chrysippus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)Plain TigerInfo
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758)Oleander Hawk-mothInfo
Dapidodigma demeter (Clench, 1961)Eastern VirginInfo
Deudorix antalus (Hopffer, 1855)Brown PlayboyInfo
Deudorix dinomenes (Smith, 1887)Orange PlayboyInfo
Deudorix dinomenes diomedes (Jackson, 1966)Info
Deudorix odana (Druce, 1887)Indigo PlayboyInfo
Dixeia capricornus (Christopher Ward, 1871)Capricorn WhiteInfo
Dixeia cebron (Ward, 1871)Cebron WhiteInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Eicochrysops hippocrates (Fabricius, 1793)White-tipped BlueInfo
Eldana saccharina (Walker, 1865)African sugar-cane borerInfo
Elophila africalis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Elophila difflualis (Snellen, 1880)Asian China-markInfo
Elymniopsis bammakoo (Westwood, 1851)African PalmflyInfo
Epicerura tamsi (Kiriakoff, 1963)Info
Epiphora bauhiniae (Guérin-méneville, 1829)Info
Epiphora vacuna (Westwood, 1849)Info
Eresiomera isca (Hewitson, 1873)Common PearlyInfo
Eretis lugens (Rogenhofer, 1891)Savanna ElfInfo
Euchrysops barkeri (Trimen, 1893)Barkerīs Smoky BlueInfo
Euchrysops malathana (Boisduval, 1833)Smoky bean cupidInfo
Eudaemonia argus (Fabricius, 1777)Info
Eudaemonia brachyura -> Gonimbrasia belinaInfo
Eudaemonia minor -> Gonimbrasia belinaInfo
Eudaemonia uniocellata -> Gonimbrasia belinaInfo
Eudaemonia uroarge -> Gonimbrasia belinaInfo
Eudocima phalonia (Linnaeus, 1763)A Fruit Piercing MothInfo
Euphaedra adelica -> Euphaedra phaethusaCommon Ceres ForesterInfo
Euphaedra ceres (Fabricius, 1775)Ceres ForesterInfo
Euphaedra ceres ceres (Fabricius, 1775)Info
Euphaedra ceroides -> Euphaedra phaethusaCommon Ceres ForesterInfo
Euphaedra cyparissa (Cramer, 1776)True ForesterInfo
Euphaedra edwardsii (Van Der Hoeven, 1845)Edwardsī ForesterInfo
Euphaedra harpalyce (Cramer, 1779)Common Blue-banded ForesterInfo
Euphaedra janetta (Butler, 1871)Janetta Themis ForesterInfo
Euphaedra medon -> Medoniana medonWidespread ForesterInfo
Euphaedra peculiaris -> Medoniana medonWidespread ForesterInfo
Euphaedra phaethusa (Butler, 1865)Common Ceres ForesterInfo
Euphaedra sarcoptera (Butler, 1871)Large True ForesterInfo
Euphaedra spatiosa -> Euphaedra harpalyceCommon Blue-banded ForesterInfo
Euphaedra themis (Hübner, 1806)Common Themis ForesterInfo
Euphaedra vespasia -> Euphaedra phaethusaCommon Ceres ForesterInfo
Euptera elabontas (Hewitson, 1871)Common EupteraInfo
Eurema brigitta (Stoll, 1780)Broad-bordered Grass YellowInfo
Eurema desjardinsii marshalli (Butler, 1898)Info
Eurema hapale (Mabille, 1882)Pale Grass YellowInfo
Eurema hecabe (Linnaeus, 1758)Common Grass YellowInfo
Eurema hecabe solifera (Butler, 1875)Info
Eurema senegalensis (Boisduval, 1836)Forest Grass YellowInfo
Euriphene ampedusa (Hewitson, 1866)Common Brown NymphInfo
Euryphura chalcis (Felder & Felder, 1860)Common CommanderInfo
Euryphura euthalioides -> Euryphura chalcisCommon CommanderInfo
Euryphura fulminea -> Euryphura chalcisCommon CommanderInfo
Euryphura ochracea -> Euryphura chalcisCommon CommanderInfo
Euryphura oliva -> Euryphura chalcisCommon CommanderInfo
Euryphura vansomereni -> Euryphura chalcisCommon CommanderInfo
Eurytela dryope (Cramer, 1779)Golden PiperInfo
Euxanthe eurinome (Cramer, 1775)Common Forest QueenInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gamelia septentrionalis (Bouvier, 1936)Info
Gegenes hottentota (Latreille, 1827)Latreilleīs SkipperInfo
Gegenes niso brevicornis (Plötz, 1884)Plain HottentotInfo
Glutophrissa sylvia (Fabricius, 1775)Wooldland WhiteInfo
Gnophodes betsimena parmeno (Doubleday, 1849)Info
Gomalia elma (Trimen, 1862)African Mallow SkipperInfo
Gonimbrasia belina (Westwood, 1849)Mopane MothInfo
Gorgyra minima (Holland, 1896)Minimal Leaf SitterInfo
Gorgyra sara (Evans, 1937)Common Leaf SitterInfo
Graphium adamastor (Boisduval, 1836)Boisduvalīs White LadyInfo
Graphium agamedes (Westwood, 1842)Westwoodīs White LadyInfo
Graphium angolanus (Goeze, 1779)Angola White LadyInfo
Graphium angolanus baronis (Ungemach, 1932)Info
Graphium antheus (Cramer, 1779)Larger Striped SwordtailInfo
Graphium leonidas (Fabricius, 1793)Veined SwordtailInfo
Graphium leonidas leonidas (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Graphium policenes (Cramer, 1775)Common SwordtailInfo
Gretna cylinda (Hewitson, 1876)Lesser Crepuscular SkipperInfo
Gyrogora subnotata (Holland, 1894)Info
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Hamanumida daedalus (Fabricius, 1775)GuineafowlInfo
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1805)Old World bollwormSite
Hippotion celerio (L., 1758)Silver-striped Hawk-mothInfo
Hypena jussalis -> Hypena strigataWhite Angled-SulphurInfo
Hypokopelates obscura -> Paradeudorix elealaWestern Fairy PlayboyInfo
Hypolimnas anthedon -> Hypolimnas pandarusVariable DiademInfo
Hypolimnas anthedon anthedon (Doubleday, 1845)Info
Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus, 1764)MimicInfo
Hypolimnas pandarus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Hypolimnas salmacis (Drury, 1773)Blue DiademInfo
Hypolycaena philippus (Fabricius, 1793)Common HairstreakInfo
Hypomyrina mimetica (Libert, 2004)Libertīs Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypomyrina nomion (Staudinger, 1891)Dark Orange PlayboyInfo
Hypsotropa atakorella (Marion, 1957)Info
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Imbrasia convexa -> Imbrasia obscuraInfo
Imbrasia obscura (Butler, 1878)Info
Iolaus eurisus -> Iolaus vexillariusRoyal SapphireInfo
Iolaus vexillarius (Clench, 1964)Royal SapphireInfo
Isturgia catalaunaria (Guenée, 1858)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Junonia chorimene (Guérin-méneville, 1844)Golden PansyInfo
Junonia cymodoce (Cramer, 1777)Western LeafInfo
Junonia cytora -> Protogoniomorpha cytoraWestern Blue BeautyInfo
Junonia hierta cebrene (Trimen, 1870)Info
Junonia oenone (Carolus Linnaeus/linnaues, 1764)Dark Blue PansyInfo
Junonia orithya madagascariensis (Guenée, 1865)Info
Junonia sophia (Fabricius, 1793)Little CommodoreInfo
Junonia terea (Drury, 1773)Soldier CommodoreInfo
Junonia westermanni (Westwood, 1870)Blue Spot PansyInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lachnocnema vuattouxi (Libert, 1996)Western Woolly LegsInfo
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)Long-tailed BlueInfo
Lepidochrysops quassi (Karsch, 1895)Tailed Blue Giant CupidInfo
Lepidochrysops victoriae (Karsch, 1895)Lake Victoria Giant CupidInfo
Lepidochrysops victoriae occidentalis (Libert & Collins, 2001)Info
Leptosia alcesta (Stoll, 1782)African Wood WhiteInfo
Leptosia marginea (Mabille, 1890)Black-edged SpiritInfo
Leptosia uganda -> Leptosia wigginsiInfo
Leptosia wigginsi (Dixey, 1915)Opaque SpiritInfo
Leptosia wigginsi pseudalcesta (Bernardi, 1965)Info
Leptotes babaulti (Stempffer, 1935)Babaultīs Zebra BlueInfo
Leptotes jeanneli (Stempffer, 1936)Jeannelīs BlueInfo
Leptotes pirithous (Linnaeus, 1767)Common Zebra BlueInfo
Libythea labdaca (Westwood, 1851)African BeakInfo
Lipaphnaeus leonina (Sharpe, 1890)Orange Silver SpeckleInfo
Lipaphnaeus leonina ivoirensis (Stempffer, 1966)Info
Liptena ferrymani (Grose-smith & Kirby, 1891)Ferrymanīs LiptenaInfo
Liptena ferrymani bigoti (Stempffer, 1964)Info
Liptena pearmani (Stempffer, 1974)Pearmanīs LiptenaInfo
Liptena septistrigata (Bethune-baker, 1903)Seven-striped LiptenaInfo
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Macroglossum trochilus -> Cephonodes trochilusAfrican Hummingbird Hawk-MothInfo
Maruca vitrata (Fabricius, 1787)Mung MothInfo
Medoniana medon (Linnaeus, 1763)Widespread ForesterInfo
Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758)Common evening brownInfo
Melanitis libya (Distant, 1882)Violet-eyed Evening BrownInfo
Mesolia monodella (Marion, 1957)Info
Mesophleps safranella (Legrand, 1966)Info
Metagarista maenas (Herrich-schäffer, 1853)Info
Metarctia tricolorana (Wichgraf, 1922)Info
Micragone nenia (Westwood, 1849)Info
Mimeresia libentina (Hewitson, 1866)Common HarlequinInfo
Mocis proverai (Zilli, 2000)Info
Monza cretacea (Snellen, 1872)White-bodied Grass SkipperInfo
Mycalesis agraphis -> Bicyclus funebrisFunereal Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis baumanni -> Bicyclus campaHill Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis desolata -> Bicyclus milyasLesser Rock Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis leptoglena -> Bicyclus milyasLesser Rock Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis milyas -> Bicyclus milyasLesser Rock Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis nebulosa -> Bicyclus funebrisFunereal Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis olivia -> Bicyclus campaHill Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis phalanthus -> Bicyclus xeneoidesStately Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis rhanidostroma -> Bicyclus funebrisFunereal Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis saga -> Bicyclus funebrisFunereal Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis sandace -> Bicyclus sangmelinaeDark Vulgar Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis tolosa -> Bicyclus vulgarisVulgar Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis vulgaris -> Bicyclus vulgarisVulgar Bush BrownInfo
Mycalesis xeneas -> Bicyclus xeneoidesStately Bush BrownInfo
Mylothris afraorientalis -> Mylothris citrinaInfo
Mylothris analis -> Mylothris citrinaInfo
Mylothris chloris (Fabricius, 1775)Western Dotted BorderInfo
Mylothris citrina (Aurivillius, 1898)Info
Myrina nomion -> Hypomyrina nomionDark Orange PlayboyInfo
Myrina silenus (Fabricius, 1775)Common Fig-tree BlueInfo
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Neaspasia brevisecta (Meyrick, 1930)Info
Nepheronia pharis (Boisduval, 1836)Round-winged VagrantInfo
Nepheronia thalassina (Boisduval, 1836)Cambridge VagrantInfo
Nepidopsis ophione (Cramer, 1777)Scalloped False SailerInfo
Neptidopsis ophione (Cramer, 1779)Scalloped SailerInfo
Neptis agouale (Pierre-baltus, 1978)Common Club-dot SailerInfo
Neptis gratilla -> Neptis miahYellow-base SailerInfo
Neptis kiriakoffi (Overlaet, 1955)Kiriakoffīs SailerInfo
Neptis metella (Doubleday & Hewitson, 1848)Yellow-base SailerInfo
Neptis miah (Moore, 1858)Small Yellow SailerInfo
Neptis morosa (Overlaet, 1955)Savanna SailerInfo
Neptis troundi (Pierre-baltus, 1978)Constricted Club-dot SailerInfo
Netrobalane canopus (Trimen, 1864)Buff-tipped SkipperInfo
Nisoniades mimas (Cramer, 1775)Info
Nudaurelia alopia (Westwood, 1849)Info
Nudaurelia eblis (Strecker, 1878)Info
Nudaurelia emini (Butler, 1888)Info
Nymphula difflualis (Snellen, 1880)Info
Nymphula osculatrix -> Nymphula difflualisInfo
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Odites procellosa (Meyrick, 1908)Info
Osmodes thora (Plötz, 1884)Common White-spotsInfo
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Palla decius (Cramer, 1777)White-banded PallaInfo
Palla violinitens (Crowl, 1890)Violet-banded PallaInfo
Papilio agamedes -> Graphium agamedesInfo
Papilio aurora -> Colias heosInfo
Papilio bromius -> Nisoniades mimasInfo
Papilio chrapkowskii (Suffert, 1904)Broad Green-banded SwallowtailInfo
Papilio chrapkowskoides (Storace, 1952)Broadly Green-banded SwallowtailInfo
Papilio chrapkowskoides nurettini (Koçak, 1983)Info
Papilio dardanus -> Xanthocastnia evaltheMocker SwallowtailInfo
Papilio demodocus (Esper, 1798)Citrus SwallowtailInfo
Papilio nerminae (Storace, 1952)Broadly Green-banded SwallowtailInfo
Papilio nireus (Linnaeus, 1758)Green-banded SwallowtailInfo
Papilio nireus nireus (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Papilio phorcas (Cramer, 1775)Apple-green SwallowtailInfo
Papilio sosia (Rothschild & Jordan, 1905)Medium Green-banded SwallowtailInfo
Papilio zetes -> Acraea zetesInfo
Paradeudorix eleala (Hewitson, 1865)Western Fairy PlayboyInfo
Paradeudorix eleala viridis (Stempffer, 1964)Info
Parapoynx bipunctalis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Pardaleodes edipus (Stoll, 1781)Common Pathfinder SkipperInfo
Pardaleodes incerta murcia (Plötz, 1883)Info
Parides tros (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Parnara monasi (Trimen, 1889)Water SkipperInfo
Pelopidas mathias (Fabricius, 1798)Dark Small-branded SwiftInfo
Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821)White Branded SwiftInfo
Pentila catori -> Pentila picenaWestern Cream PentilaInfo
Pentila clarensis -> Pentila pauliPaulīs BuffInfo
Pentila leopardina -> Pentila pauliPaulīs BuffInfo
Pentila multiplagata -> Pentila pauliPaulīs BuffInfo
Pentila multipunctata -> Pentila pauliPaulīs BuffInfo
Pentila pauli (Staudinger, 1888)Spotted PentilaInfo
Pentila petreia (Hewitson, 1874)Common Red PentilaInfo
Pentila picena (Hewitson, 1874)Western Cream PentilaInfo
Pentila radiata -> Pentila pauliPaulīs BuffInfo
Phalanta columbina (Cramer, 1779)Info
Phalanta eurytis -> Phalanta columbinaForest Leopard FritillaryInfo
Phalanta phalantha aethiopica (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)Common Leopard FritillaryInfo
Phragmataecia psyche (Le Cerf, 1919)Info
Phragmataecia turkmenbashi (Yakovlev, 2008)Info
Pieris capricornus -> Dixeia capricornusInfo
Pieris lortzingi -> Belenois theoraInfo
Pieris theora -> Belenois theoraInfo
Pilodeudorix catalla (Karsch, 1895)Info
Pimelephila ghesquierei (Tams, 1930)Info
Plebejus aegus -> Plebejus argyrognomonInfo
Pleuroptya balteata (Fabricius, 1798)Info
Precis ceryne ceruana (Rothschild & Jordan, 1903)Info
Precis octavia (Cramer, 1779)Gaudy CommodoreInfo
Precis pelarga (Fabricius, 1775)Fashion CommodoreInfo
Pristocera gaullei ()Info
Prosopalpus styla (Evans, 1937)Widespread Dwarf SkipperInfo
Protogoniomorpha cytora (Doubleday, 1847)Western Blue BeautyInfo
Protogoniomorpha parhassus (Drury, 1782)Common Mother-of-PearlInfo
Pseudacraea lucretia (Cramer, 1775)False ChiefInfo
Pseuderesia catharina -> Pseuderesia eleaza catharinaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia eleaza (Hewitson, 1873)Variable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia eleaza catharina (Butler, 1874)Info
Pseuderesia libentina ()Info
Pseuderesia nigra -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia picta -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseuderesia variegata -> Pseuderesia eleazaVariable HarlequinInfo
Pseudonacaduba sichela (Wallengren, 1857)Dusky BlueInfo
Pseudoneptis bugandensis ianthe (Hemming, 1964)Info
Pseudoscrancia africana (Holland, 1893)Info
Pterophorus ceraunia (Bigot, 1969)Info
Pteroteinon caenira (Hewitson, 1867)White-banded Red-eyeInfo
Pteroteinon laufella (Hewitson, 1868)Blue Red-eyeInfo
Pyrrhiades lucagus (Cramer, 1777)Western Blue PolicemanInfo
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Rubrograptis recrudescentia (Razowski, 1981)Info
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Salamis cacta (Fabricius, 1793)Lilac Mother-of-PearlInfo
Salamis cytora -> Protogoniomorpha cytoraWestern Blue BeautyInfo
Salamis strandi -> Salamis cactaLilac Mother-of-PearlInfo
Sarangesa bouvieri (Mabille, 1877)Bouvierīs ElfinInfo
Sarangesa majorella (Mabille, 1891)Lesser Blue-dusted ElfinInfo
Sarangesa tertullianus (Fabricius, 1793)Blue-dusted ElfinInfo
Sarothroceras banaka (Plötz, 1880)Info
Scalidomia fetialis (Meyrick, 1917)Info
Sesamia calamistis -> Sesamia janseiPink stalk borerInfo
Sevenia umbrina (Karsch, 1892)Ochreous Tree NymphInfo
Spialia dromus (Plötz, 1884)Large Grizzled SkipperInfo
Spialia ploetzi (Aurivillius, 1891)Forest Grizzled SkipperInfo
Spialia rebeli -> Spialia ploetziForest Grizzled SkipperInfo
Spialia spio (Linnaeus, 1764)Mountain SandmanInfo
Spindasis paradoxa -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Syncalipsis typhodes (Meyrick, 1917)Info
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Tachosa acronyctoides (Walker, 1869)Info
Tagiades flesus (Fabricius, 1781)Clouded SkipperInfo
Tetrarhanis symplocus (Clench, 1965)Clenchīs on-offInfo
Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick, 1913)False Codling MothInfo
Thermoniphas micylus (Cramer, 1782)Common Chalk BlueInfo
Tipulamima sexualis (Hampson, 1910)Info
Tipulamima waterloti -> Tipulamima sexualisInfo
Tiquadra cultrifera (Meyrick, 1914)Info
Tirumala petiverana (Doubleday, 1847)Dappled MonarchInfo
Trichocerata bicolor -> Conopsia bicolorInfo
Triclema fasciatus (Aurivillius, 1895)Tiny Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema hades -> Anthene hadesBlack Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema lamias (Hewitson, 1878)Blotched Ciliate BlueInfo
Triclema nigeriae (Aurivillius, 1905)False HairtailInfo
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Uranothauma falkensteini (Dewitz, 1879)Lowland Branded BlueInfo
Utetheisa lotrix (Cramer, 1779)Crotalaria MothInfo
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Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)Cosmopolitan Painted LadySite
Viettessa villiersi (Marion, 1957)Info
Species with XBack  Next  Top
Xanthocastnia evalthe (Fabricius, 1776)Info
Xanthodisca astrape (Holland, 1892)False Pathfinder SkipperInfo
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Ypthima doleta (Kirby, 1880)Common RingletInfo
Ypthimomorpha itonia (Hewitson, 1865)Swamp RingletInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zamarada vulpina (Warren, 1897)Info
Zeritis bicolor -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Zeritis leonina -> Lipaphnaeus leoninaOrange Silver SpeckleInfo
Zeritis neriene (Boisduval, 1836)Checkered GemInfo
Zeritis neriene amine (Butler, 1874)Info
Zeritis pulcherrima (Aurivillius, 1923)Info
Zizeeria knysna (Trimen, 1862)Dark Grass BlueInfo
Zizeeria knysna knysna (Trimen, 1862)Info
Zizina antanossa (Mabille, 1877)Dark Grass BlueInfo
Zizula hylax (Fabricius, 1775)Little Grass-blueInfo
Zophopetes cerymica (Hewitson, 1867)Common Palm NightfighterInfo
Zophopetes ganda (Evans, 1937)Small Palm NightfighterInfo
499 Species in Lepidoptera for Benin listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Frenatae (Comstock, 1892)
Jugatae (Gers, 1981)
Macrolepidoptera (Minet, 1991)
Microlepidoptera (Wilcox, 1953)

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