Critically Endangered butterflies and moths

Riley's Opal and Stoffberg Widow

Riley’s Opal and Stoffberg Widow

 

The current COREL taxa determined during the SABCA project (Mecenero et al., 2013), plus the CR moth Callioratis millari, are listed below, with the province of occurrence and the custodians appointed by LepSoc. Three of these species occur in Limpopo, one in Mpumalanga, three in KwaZulu-Natal and fifteen in the Western Cape. Full details of each species will be provided on this website.

 

 

 

COREL Taxa (*possibly extinct) Category Province Custodian(s)
Deloneura immaculata (Bashee River Buff) EX E Cape M C Williams
Lepidochrysops hypopolia (Morant’s Blue) EX KZ K Cockburn
Lepidochrysops methymna dicksoni (Dickson’s Blue) EX W Cape J B Ball
Alaena margaritacea (Wolkberg Zulu) CE Limpopo A J Coetzer
 Anthene crawshayi juanitae (Juanita’s Hairtail) CE Limpopo A J Gardiner
Callioratis millari (Miller’s Tiger) CE KZN H S Staude
Chrysoritis dicksoni (Dickson’s Opal) CE W Cape D A Edge
Chrysoritis rileyi (Riley’s Opal) CE W Cape H E Selb
Chrysoritis thysbe schloszi (Schlosz’s Opal) CE W Cape H E Selb
Dingana fraterna (Fraternal Widow) CE Mpumalanga G A Henning – J Lawrence
Erikssonia edgei (Waterberg Copper) CE Limpopo J C H Dobson
Kedestes barberae bunta (Barber’s Ranger) CE W Cape A S Morton
Orachrysops niobe (Brenton Blue) CE W Cape D A Edge
Stygionympha dicksoni* (Dickson’s Brown) CPE W Cape J B Ball
Thestor barbatus (Bearded Skolly) CE W Cape D A Edge
Thestor brachycerus brachycerus (Knysna Skolly) CE W Cape D A Edge
Trimenia malagrida malagrida* (Scarce Table Mountain Copper) CPE W Cape F Rautenbach
Trimenia malagrida paarlensis* (Scarce Paarl Mountain Copper) CPE W Cape F Rautenbach
Trimenia wallengrenii wallengrenii* (Wallengren’s Copper) CPE W Cape J B Ball
Aloeides thyra orientis (Brenton Copper) EN W Cape D A Edge
Aloeides trimeni southeyae (Mossel Bay Copper) EN W Cape D A Edge
Kedestes niveostriga schloszi (Schlosz’s Skolly) EN W Cape A S Morton
Lepdiochrysops praeterita (Highveld Blue) EN Gauteng J C H Dobson
Orachrysops ariadne (Karkloof Blue) EN KZN S E Woodhall

Legend (2nd column) EX = Extinct; CE = Critically Endangered; CPE = Critically Endangered, possibly extinct; EN = Endangered.

REFERENCE

MECENERO, S., BALL, J.B., EDGE, D.A., HAMER, M.L., HENNING, G.A., KRÜGER, M, PRINGLE, E.L., TERBLANCHE, R.F. & WILLIAMS, M.C.  2013. Conservation Assessment of Butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland: Red List and Atlas. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa.