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Dusky Acraea

Acraea, Blood-red

Acraea petraea

Acraea, Dusky

Hyalites esebria

Acraea, Garden

Acraea horta

Acraea, Natal

Acraea natalica

Acraea, White-barred

Telchinia encedon

Acraea, Yellow-banded

Hyalites cabira

Ant, African Stink

Plectroctena mandibularis

Ant, Brown House

Pheidole megacephala

Antlions, Pit-building

Myrmeleon species


B


Hookwinged Netwinged Beetle

Basker, Blue

Urothemis edwardsii

Bee, Honey

Apis mellifera

Bees, Cuckoo

Thyreus spp.

Beetle, CMR Bean

Mylabris oculata

Beetle, Hook-winged Net-winged

Lycus melanurus

Beetle, Flightless Dung

Circellium bacchus

Beetle, Large Copper Dung

Kheper nigroaeneus

Beetle, Milkweed Leaf

Platycorynus dejeani

Beetle, Rhinoceros

Oryctes boas

Blacktail, Eastern

Nesciothemis farinosa

Blowfly, European Green

Lucilia sericata

Blue, Black-bordered Babul

Azanus moriqua

Blue, Dotted

Tarucus sybaris

Blue, Rayed

Actizera lucida

Blue, Sooty

Zizeeria knysna

Bluetail, Tropical

Ischnura senegalensis

Brown, Common Bush

Bicyclus safitza

Brown, Rainforest

Cassionympha cassius

Brown, Twilight

Melanitis leda

Buff, Spotted

Pentila tropicalis

Bug, Milkweed

Oncopeltus famelicus

Bug, Sunflower

Agonoscelis versicolor


C


Coast Charaxes

Chafer, Common Dotted Fruit

Cyrtothyrea marginalis

Chafer, Yellow-heart Fruit

Pedinorrhina trivittata

Charaxes, Coast

Charaxes ethalion

Chief

Amauris echeria

Citril, Common

Ceriagrion glabrum

Cockroach, American

Periplaneta americana

Commodore, Soldier

Junonia terea


D


Diadem

Demoiselle, Glistening

Phaon iridipennis

Diadem

Hypolimnas misippus

Drone Fly, Band-eyed

Eristalinus taeniops

Dropwing, Red-veined

Trithemis arteriosa

Dropwing, Violet

Trithemis annulata

Duster

Pingasa abyssiniaria


E


Small Elfin

Elf, Black-splashed

Tetrathemis polleni

Elfin, Small

Sarangesa phidyle

Emeralds

Comostolopis germana

Emperor, Blue

Anax imperator

Emperor, Pearl

Charaxes varanes


F


House Fly

Flat, Clouded

Tagiades flesus

Flies, Hanging

Bittacus spp.

Flies, Robber

Family Asilidae

Fly, House

Musca domestica

Footman, Crimson-speckled

Utetheisa pulchella


G


Elegant Grasshopper

Glider, Wandering

Pantala flavescens

Grasshopper, Elegant

Zonocerus elegans

Groundling, Banded

Brachythemis leucosticta

Guineafowl

Hamanumida daedalus


H


Pleasant Hornet

Hairstreak, Purple-brown

Hypolycaena philippus philippus

Hairtail, Black-striped

Anthene amarah amarah

Hairtail, Large

Anthene lemnos lemnos

Hanging Flies

Bittacus spp.

Hornet, Pleasant

Euchromia amoena


I


J


Spotted Joker

Joker, Spotted

Byblia ilithyia


K


L


Layman

Ladybird, Lunate

Cheilomenes lunata

Layman

Amauris albimaculata

Leopard, Blotched

Lachnoptera ayresii

Longhorn, Large Green

Philematium natalense


M


African Monarch

Maiden, Yellow-sleeved

Ceryx anthraciformes

Migrant, African

Catopsilia florella

Millipede, Red and Black

Centrolobus annulatus

Monarch, African

Danaus chrysippus

Mosquito, House

Culex pipiens

Moth, Cape Hawk

Theretra capensis

Moth, Fig-tree

Naroma varipes

Mother-of-Pearl, Common

Protogoniomorpha parhassus

Myrmeleon

Myrmeleon species


N


Boisduvals Tree Nymph

Nephrotoma

Nephrotoma species

Nomad

Sympetrum fonscolombii

Novice

Amauris ochlea ochlea

Nymph, Boisduval's Tree

Sevenia boisduvali


O


Cream-striped Owl

Owl, Cream-striped

Cyligramma latona


P


Golden Piper

Pansy, Blue

Junonia oenone oenone

Pansy, Brown

Junonia natalica natalica

Pansy, Yellow

Junonia hierta cebrene

Piper, Golden

Eurytela dryope angulata

Piper, Pied

Eurytela hiarbas angustata


Q


R


Robber Fly

Robber Flies

Family Asilidae

Robber Fly, Spider-wasp

Proagonistes praeceps


S


Common Sailer

Sailer, Common

Neptis laeta

Sailer, Spotted

Neptis saclava marpessa

Scarlet, Broad

Crocothemis erythraea

Skimmer, Epaulet

Orthetrum chrysostigma

Skimmer, Julia

Orthetrum julia

Sprite, Masai

Pseudagrion massaicum

Swallowtail, Citrus

Papilio demodocus demodocus

Swallowtail, Green-banded

Papilio nireus

Swallowtail, Mocker

Papilio dardanus

Swordtail, Small Striped

Graphium policenes policenes


T


Eristalinus taeniops

taeniops, Eristalinus

Eristalinus taeniops

Termite, Common Fungus-growing

Odontotermes badius

Tip, Scarlet

Colotis danae annae

Tip, Small Orange

Colotis evagore antigone

Tip, Sulphur Orange

Colotis auxo


U


V


W


Paper Wasps

Wanderer, Common

Bematistes aganice aganice

Wasps, Paper

Belonogaster dubia

White, African Common

Belenois creona

White, African Small

Dixeia charina charina

White, Brown-veined

Belenois aurota

Widow, Lucia

Palpopleura lucia


X


Y


Common Grass Yellow

Yellow, Common Grass

Eurema hecabe solifera


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