Threatened butterflies and moths

Riley's Opal and Stoffberg Widow

Riley’s Opal and Stoffberg Widow

The current COREL taxa determined during the SALCA project (Mecenero et al., 2015), plus the CR moth Callioratis millari, are listed below, with the province of occurrence and the custodians appointed by LepSoc. Full details of each species are provided on this website.

 

COREL Taxa Category Province Custodian(s)
Chrysoritis thysbe mithras (Brenton Opal) CRPE S Cape D A Edge
Stygionympha dicksoni (Dickson’s Brown) CRPE W Cape J B Ball
Trimenia malagrida malagrida (Scarce Table Mountain Copper) CRPE W Cape F Rautenbach
Trimenia malagrida paarlensis (Scarce Paarl Mountain Copper) CRPE W Cape F Rautenbach
Trimenia wallengrenii wallengrenii (Wallengren’s Copper) CRPE W Cape J B Ball
Alaena margaritacea (Wolkberg Zulu) CR Limpopo A J Coetzer
Aloeides rossouwi CR Mpumalanga J Lawrence
Aloeides stevensoni CR Limpopo E Terblanche
Callioratis millari (Miller’s Tiger) CR KZN H S Staude
Capys penningtoni CR KZN K N Cockburn
Chrysoritis a. adonis CR W Cape H T E Selb
Chrysoritis dicksoni (Dickson’s Opal) CR W Cape D A Edge
Chrysoritis thysbe schloszae (Schlosz’s Opal) CR W Cape H T E Selb
Dingana fraterna (Fraternal Widow) CR Mpumalanga G A Henning – J Lawrence
Erikssonia edgei (Waterberg Copper) CR Limpopo J C H Dobson
Kedestes barberae bunta (Barber’s Ranger) CR W Cape A S Morton
Kedestes lenis lenis CR W Cape L Baldwin
Kedestes sarahae CR W Cape H T E Selb
Lepidochrysops jeffreyi CR Mpumalanga J C H Dobson
Lepidochrysops swanepoeli CR Mpumalanga J C H Dobson
Orachrysops niobe (Brenton Blue) CR W Cape D A Edge
Thestor barbatus (Bearded Skolly) CR W Cape D A Edge
Thestor brachycerus brachycerus (Knysna Skolly) CR W Cape D A Edge
Thestor dicksoni warreni CR Northern Cape A S Morton
Thestor kaplani CR W Cape A S Morton
Thestor strutti CR W Cape A S Morton
Aloeides barbarae EN Mpumalanga M Bain
Aloeides c. carolynnae EN W Cape J B Ball
Aloeides clarki EN E Cape E L Pringle
Aloeides d. dentatis EN Gauteng J C H Dobson
Aloeides lutescens EN W Cape H T E Selb
Aloeides nubilus EN Mpumalanga M Bain
Aloeides pallida juno EN S Cape L la Grange
Aloeides thyra orientis (Brenton Copper) EN S Cape D A Edge
Aloeides trimeni southeyae (Mossel Bay Copper) EN S Cape D A Edge
Aslauga australis EN E Cape E L Pringle
Chrysoritis aureus EN Gauteng R Terblanche
Chrysoritis brooksi tearei EN S Cape D A Edge
Chrysoritis phosphor borealis EN KZN S E Woodhall
Chrysoritis rileyi (Riley’s Opal) EN W Cape H E Selb
Dingana clara EN Limpopo J Bruin
Dingana dingana EN KZN S E Woodhall
Durbania amakosa flavida EN KZN M Liptrot
Lepidochrysops ketsi leucomacula EN KZN J C H Dobson
Lepidochrysops littoralis EN S Cape D A Edge
Lepidochrysops lotana EN Limpopo V Jessnitz
Lepidochrysops outeniqua EN S Cape D A Edge
‎Lepidochrysops praeterita (Highveld Blue) EN North West R Terblanche
Orachrysops ariadne (Karkloof Blue) EN KZN A J Armstrong
Orachrysops mijburghi EN Free State J C H Dobson
Orachrysops regalis EN Limpopo V Jessnitz
Orachrysops violescens EN Limpopo V Jessnitz
Pseudonympha swanepoeli EN Limpopo V Jessnitz
Telchinia induna salmonata EN Limpopo V Jessnitz
Trimenia malagrida maryae EN W Cape A S Morton

Legend (2nd column) CR = Critically Endangered; CRPE = 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.