Achyra nudalis Cirrhochrista grabczewskyi Diaphania indica Parotis baldersalis Afromurzinia lutescens Amata cerbera Cometaster Pyrula Cyana pretoriae Cyligramma latona Ozarba hemiochra Agamana pentagonalis Plecopterodes moderata Zobida similipuncta Chiasmia subcurvaria Coenina dentataria Nassinia pretoria Parapluda invitabilis Agoma trimenii Earias biplaga Westermannia roseitincta Bostra dipectinalis Argema mimosae Aurivillius fuscus Imbrasia forda Nephele comma Cephonodes hylas Daphnis nerii Arniocera erythropyga Arniocera auriguttata Digama meridionalis Heraclia superba Sphingomorpha chlorea Grammodes stolida Dysgonia properans Terastia margaritis Cucullia inaequalis Comostolopsis stillata

Moths

We are not aware of a definitive list of moths for the Waterberg and the species listed below are probably a fraction of what occurs in the area. These are the species that have been thus far photographed and identified in the Waterberg and they can be viewed by clicking on the species name. As can be seen, relatively few have English or Afrikaans names and the scientific names follow an unpublished species list (January 2020) for South Africa compiled by Herman Staude. Two invaluable references for African moths are AfroMoths and African Moths. Contributions to this list, especially photographs of new species and their larvae, are welcomed.

For a quick overview of the largest families, CrambidaeErebidaeGeometridaeNoctuidaeNolidae,  PyralidaeSaturnidaeSphingidaeOther families you can see a composite of each by clicking on the required family name.

List of Moths photographed in the Waterberg
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FAIRY MOTHS  Adelidae Ceromitia mioclina  
  Ceromitia sp 
  Ceromitia synchroma 
  Ceromitia trigoniferella  Wedged Longhorn
  Ceromitia turpisella  Dusted Longhorn
     
MANY-PLUMED MOTHS  Alucitidae Alucita spicifera  Corn-ear Plumed Moth
     
METALMARK MOTHS  Choreutidae Tebenna micalis  Large-eye Metalmark
     
COSMOPTERIGID MOTHS  Cosmopterigidae Gisilia sclerodes  
     
CARPENTERWORM MOTHS  Cossidae Azygophleps asylas  White Striped Goat
  Azygophleps inclusa  Inclusive Goat
  Azygophleps leopardina  Leopard Goat
  Azygophleps pusilla  Leopard Moth  
  Brachylia terebroides  
  Coryphodema tristis  Sad Goat
     
GRASS / SNOUT MOTHS  Crambidae Achyra coelatalis  Graded Brown Pearl
  Achyra nudalis    
  Agathodes musivales   Painted Pearl  
  Ancylolomia chrysograpellus  Angled Grass Moth
  Autocharis albiplaga    
  Autocharis jacobsalis   
Bocchoris inspersalis   Dotted Sable  
  Calamoschoena stictalis
  Chilo partellus  Spotted Stem Borer
  Cirrhochrista grabczewskyi  Marbled Concorde, Goldlace Ivory
  Classeya argyrodonta  Dark Silver Toothed
  Crambus diarhabdellus    
  Crambus sparsellus  Dotted White Veneer
  Crocidolomia pavonana  Cabbage Moth
  Culladia achroellum  Colourless Grass Moth
  Culladia inconspicuellus   
  Cynaeda euprepialis  
  Diaphania indica   Cucumber Moth  Komkommer vreter
  Diasemia disjectalis
  Duponchelia fovealis  spp fovealis  European Pepper Moth  
  Dysallacta negatalis  Denied Glyphodes
  Ephelis maesi  
  Euchromius discopis  
  Euchromius nigrobasalis  
  Euclasta warreni  White Line Pearl
  Glyphodes amphipeda
  Glyphodes bicolor  Bicoloured Pearl
  Haritalodes derogata  Cotton Leaf Roller
  Hellula undalis  Cabbage Webworm
  Herpetogramma basilis  
  Herpetogramma phaeopteralis  Dusky Herpetogramma Moth
  Nausinoe geometralis  Measured Pearl  Pêrel mot
  Noorda blitealis    
  Notarcha quaternalis  Fourth Pearl
  Obtusipalpis pardalis  Snow Leopard
  Palpita vitrealis  Jasmine Moth  Jasmyn snuiter   
  Parapoynx diminutalis  Hydrilla Leafcutter Moth
  Parapoynx fluctuosalis  Fluctuating China Mark
  Pardomima distortana  
  Parotis baldersalis  Verdant Pearl  Groen pêrelmot
  Parotis prasinophila  Monkey Pearl
  Phostria bistigmalis  
  Pioneabathra olesialis   
  Poliobotys ablactalis  Pearl Grey
  Psara atritermina  
  Pseudonoorda rubricostalis  Red Edged Pearl
  Pyrausta phoenicealis  Perilla Leaf Pearl
  Sameodesma xanthocraspia
  Spoladea recurvalis  Banded Sable
  Stenochora lancinalis  Lanced Pearl
  Synclera traducalis  Variegated Pearl  
  Tegostoma bipartalis  Two-tone Pearl
  Terastia africana  African Erythrina Borer  
  Terastia margaritis  Pearl-spotted Porphyry
  Trichophysetis flavimargo
  Trichophysetis whitei
  Udea ferrugalis  Rusty Dot Pearl
  Uresiphita gilvata  Yellow Under Pearl 
  Uresiphita polygonalis
     
FLAD-BODIED MOTHS & GRASSMINER MOTHS   Ethmia circumdatellus  Ringed Lesser Ermine
Depressariidae Ethmia coscineutis  Dotted Lesser Ermine
  Ethmia sabiella  Calculator Ethmia
     
   Dudgeoneidae Dudgeonea leucosticta  ssp sierraleonensis  Spotted Dudgeon
     
Erebidae Acanthofrontia dicycla  
UNDERWING, TIGER, TUSSOCK and ALLIED MOTHS Acantholipes namacensis  Nama Knob
  Acantholipes trimeni  Trimen's Knob  
  Achaea catella  Banded Achaea
  Achaea dasybasis  
  Achaea echo  Echo Owlet Moth
  Achaea illustrata  
  Achaea lienardi   Lienard's Achaea
  Aedia squamosa  Scaly Alchemyst
  Afromurzinia lutescens  Translucent Ermine
  Amata cerbera  Heady Maiden
  Amerila bauri  Baur's Frother
  Anoba angulilinea
  Anoba disjuncta  Triangle Knob
  Anomis flava  Orange Cotton Moth (Cotton Looper)
  Anomis sabulifera  Brown Cotton Moth, Angled Gem
  Antiophlebia bracteata  Pearl-spangled Moth
  Apisa canescens  Greyling
  Arsina vausema  Black-heart Snout
  Asinusca atricornis  Devil's Maiden
  Asota speciosa   Specious Tiger
  Attatha barlowi  
  Attatha superba  Superb Custard
  Audea melanoplaga  
  Audea zimmeri  
  Baniana arvorum  Field Drab
  Bareia incidens  Squinting Tabby
  Birketsmithiola sanguicosta  Injured Footman  
  Bracharoa quadripunctata  Twin vapourer
  Bracharoa  sp
  Brunia vicaria  Ubiquitous Footman
  Calesia xanthognatha  Yellow-headed Widow
  Calliodes pretiosissima  Wavy Owl
  Cerocala vermiculosa  Vermiculous
  Cometaster pyrula  Faint Owl
  Corgatha latifera  Milky Banded
  Corgatha macropolia  Grey Flag
  Corgatha porphyrana  
  Cortyta canescens  Wavy Shades
  Cropera testacea  Coated Orange Peel
  Crypsotidia bibrachiata  Bark Drab
  Crypsotidia inquirendis  
  Crypsotidia longicosta
  Ctenusa marginifera
  Ctenusa  sp
  Ctenusa varians  Common Drab
  Cuneisigna obstans  Long Triangle
  Cuneisigna rivulata  Rivulet Triangle
  Cyana pretoriae  Pretoria Red Lines
  Cyligramma latona Cream-striped Owl Gestreepte uiltjie
  Dasychira extatura  
  Digama meridionalis  ssp meridionalis  Meridian Digama
  Digama ostentata  Ostentatious Digama
  Dysgonia angularis  Angular Jigsaw
  Dysgonia properans  Narrow Jigsaw
  Dysgonia torrida  Jigsaw
  Egnasia vicaria  Vicarious Snout
  Enargeiosia elegans  Elegant Footman
  Entomogramma pardus  Divided Drab  
  Erebus walkeri  Walker's Owl  
  Ericeia congregata    
  Ericeia inangulata  Sober Tabby
  Ercheia bergeri  
  Eublemma apicimacula  Chocolate-Tip Eublemma
  Eublemma baccatrix  Lined Eublemma
  Eublemma bolinia  Earthy Eublemma
  Eublemma caffrorum  The Banner
  Eublemma ceresensis   
  Eublemma costimacula  Scale Eublemma
  Eublemma ecthaemata   
  Eublemma flaviceps Buff Eublemma
  Eublemma foedosa  
  Eublemma gayneri  Sharp Eublemma   
  Eublemma leucopolia  
  Eublemma nigrivitta  Thorn eublemma
  Eublemma ornatula  Ornate Eublemma
  Eublemma parva  Small Marbled
  Eublemma pennula  Crested Eublemma
  Eublemma rubripuncta
  Eublemma seminivea  
  Euproctis bicolor  Bicoloured Euproctis
  Euproctis fasciata  Banded Euproctis
  Euproctis  sp
  Exophyla multistriata  Stinkwood Drab
  Grammodes congenita  Congenital Lines
  Grammodes geometrica
  Grammodes stolida  Stolid Lines
  Heteropalpia cortytoides
  Honeyania ragusana  Converging Eye-tip
  Hydrillodes  sp   
  Hypena commixtalis  Chalky Snout
  Hypena laetalis  
  Hypena obsitalis  Bloxworth snout
  Hypena simplicalis  
  Hypena strigatus  Streaked Snout
  Hypena varialis  
  Hypocala deflorata  Variable Yellow
  Hypocala plumicornis  Variable Yellow Underwing
  Hypocala rostrata
  Hypopyra capensis  Red Tail  Rooistertjie
  Hypopyra carneotincta  Exclamation
  Hypotacha parva
  Ilemodes astriga  Buttered Footman
  Knappetra fasciata  Banded Euproctis
  Lacipa nobilis  Noble Lacipa
  Laelia extorta  Extorted Tussock
  Lamprolopha rolandi 
  Lepista pandula
  Leucaloa eugraphica  Graphic Ermine
  Logunovium (was Spilosomascortillum  Singed-Ermine
  Lomilema gracilipennis
  Lophotavia globulipes
  Lyncestis  sp
  Lysceia flava
  Metachrostis decora  Decorous Widebar
  Metachrostis postrufa  Dull Widebar  
  Metachrostis rubripuncta
  Metachrostis snelleni  Dotted Widebar
  Metachrostis  sp
  Metarctia burra  Matron
  Metarctia lateritia  Laterite Maiden
  Metarctia longipalpis
  Metarctia rubra
  Metarctia  sp
  Mocis conveniens  Pale Brown Lines
  Mocis mutuaria  Cloven Hoof
  Morasa modesta  Modest Gypsy  
  Naarda nigripalpis  Black-palp Littermoth
  Naarda  sp
  Naroma varipes  Fig Tree Moth  
  Nodaria nodosalis   
  Oediblemma trogoptera  Durban Tooth-wing
  Ophiusa dianaris  Silver Wood Wing
  Ophiusa selenaris  Funnel Wood Wing
  Ophiusa tirhaca  Green Drab
  Palasea albimacula  White-barred Gypsy
  Pandesma robusta  Robust Tabby
  Parafodina pentagonalis  Pentagonal Snout
  Parainesis restricta
  Paralacydes arborifera  Branched Ermine
  Pericyma atrifusa  Lined Shades  Gestreepte vaaljapie
  Pericyma mendax  Brown Shades  Vaaljapie
  Pericyma scandulata 
  Phytometra fragilis  Fragile Phytometra
  Phytometra opsiphora
  Phytometra subflavalis  Black-end Phytometra
  Plecoptera annexa  Annexed False-thorn
  Plecoptera resistens  
  Plecoptera sarcistis  Rose False-thorn
  Plecopterodes moderata  Moderate Drab
  Polydesma boarmoides
  Polydesma umbricola  Large Tabby  
  Polymona rufifemur  ssp rufifemur  Red-tailed Gypsy
  Popoudina linea  Streaked Ermine  
  Prionofrontia erygidia  Grey Saw-wing
  Prionofrontia strigata  Streaked Saw-wing
  Proruaca harmonica  Harmonica
  Protarache melaphora  
  Psalis africana  Bicoloured Tussock
  Psalis pennulata  Pennant Tussock
  Pusiola cinerella
  Radara subcupralis
  Rhanidophora ridens  Domino Moth
  Rhesala moestalis  Small Cloth
  Saenura flava  Plain Yellow
  Salvatgea xanthosoma
  Secusio strigata  Orange Tiger 
  Serrodes partita  Catapault Moth
  Siccia caffra  Speckled Grey Footman
  Siccia melanospila
  Simplicia extinctalis  Creamline Littermoth
  Sozusa scutellata  
  Sphingomorpha chlorea  Sundowner Moth  Tamatiesous-mot
  Spilosoma leighi
  Syngatha argyropasta  Ochre Falsegeo
  Tachosa acronyctoides
  Tachosa aspera   
  Tachosa fumata  Blackring Drab
  Tathorhynchus exsiccata  Alfalfa Looper Moth
  Taviodes subjecta  Subjected Tabby
  Tegiapa goateri  Goat Tegiapa
  Tegiapa larentiodes  Carpet Tegiapa
  Teracotona submacula  Robust Tiger
  Thiacidas khomasana  
  Thyas arcifera 
  Thyretes caffra  Bar Maiden 
  Trigonodes exportata  Triangles
  Ulotrichopus primulina  Primrose Underwing  
  Ulotrichopus tinctipennis  Lichen Underwing
  Utetheisa pulchella  Crimson-speckled Footman
  Zekelita antistropha
  Zekelita coniodes  Whitebase Snout
  Zekelita  (was Rhynchinapoecilopa
  Zobida colon
  Zobida similipuncta  Twin-Buttoned Footman
     
OLD WORLD SPINY-WINGED MOTHS  Eriocottidae Compsoctena aedifica  Pale Baglet
  Compsoctena brachyctenis   
  Compsoctena  sp 
     
MONKEY MOTHS  Eupterotidae Hemijana subrosea   
  Janomima mariana 
  Phyllalia patens  Clay Monkey
  Stenoglene obtusa  Obtuse Monkey
  Stenoglene roseus  Wrenched Monkey
  Striphnopteryx edulis  Edible Monkey
  Tantaliana tantalus  King Monkey
     
EUTELLID MOTHS  Euteliidae Colpocheilopteryx operatrix  Worker Turntail
  Eutelia adulatrix  Flattered Turntail
  Eutelia callichroma  Colourful Turntail
  Eutelia catephioides  Black Turntail
  Eutelia gaedei
  Lophoptera litigiosa   Loop Hole
  Lophoptera  sp
  Lophoptera  sp  
  Marathyssa albidisca  Whitespot Turntail
  Marathyssa cuneata  Cunate Turntail
     
TWIRLER MOTHS  Gelechiidae Anarsia cf agricola  
  Dichomeris aulotoma  Silvered Brown Veneer
  Dichomeris coenulenta  Four-patch Dichomeris
  Paristhmia barathrodes  
  Polyhymno chionarcha    
  Stegasta variana  
     
GEOMETER MOTHS  Geometridae Acollesis fraudulenta  Fraudulent Emerald
  Afrophyla vethi  Rail Vestal  
  Allochrostes biornata  Ornate Emerald
  Allochrostes impunctata  Unspotted Emerald
  Antharmostes papilio
  Aphilopota decepta  Deceptive Umber
  Aphilopota interpellans  Curved Umber
  Argyrophora trofonia  Diamond Stud Streak
  Ascotis reciprocaria  Common Bark
  Barrama impunctata  White Pinhole
  Cabera aquaemontana 
  Cabera elatina  Raised Cabera
  Cabera strigata  Marbled Cabera
  Chiasmia amarata   
  Chiasmia boarmioides   
  Chiasmia brongusaria ssp brongusaria  Variable Peacock  Brons pronker
  Chiasmia furcata  Forked Chiasmia
  Chiasmia grimmia    
  Chiasmia maculosa    
  Chiasmia multistrigata  Multistriped Chiasmia  
  Chiasmia normata
  Chiasmia  sp
  Chiasmia streniata  Seasonal Chiasmia
  Chiasmia subcurvaria  Triple Striped Peacock  Drieband pronker
  Chiasmia suriens
  Chiasmia tecnium
  Chiasmia turbulentata  Turbulent Chiasmia
  Chiasmia umbrata  Shadowed Chiasmia
  Chlorerythra rubriplaga  Green Vestal
  Chlorissa albistrigulata  White-rim Chlorissa
  Chlorissa attenuata  Attenuated Chlorissa
  Chloroclystis grisea
  Chloroclystis muscosa  Lobed Shell  Skulpie
  Cleora nigrisparsalis  Feathered Grey
  Coenina dentataria  Toothed Wisp Wing  
  Comibaena leucospilata  Singed Concealer
  Comostolopsis stillata  spp stillata  Pink Laced Emerald
  Conolophia conscitaria ssp conscitaria  Partaker
  Discomiosis crescentifera  Crescent Wave
  Drepanogynis cambogiaria  Camboge Thorn Doringrosie
  Drepanogynis costipicta
  Drepanogynis tripartita   
  Ectropis-sp 
  Erastria madecassaria  ssp natalensis  Variable Scallop
  Eulycia grisea  ssp grisea  Grey Pennant
  Heterostegane auranticollis
  Hypomecis complacita
  Hypomecis ectropodes  Flat-face Bark
  Idaea fumilinea
  Idaea  sp
  Idaea squamulata
  Idaea torrida  Torrid Rivulet
    Isturgia catalaunaria  Catalonia Peahen
  Isturgia deerraria  Thorn Peahen
  Lhommeia subapicata  Banded Thorn  
  Ligdia batesii  Bates Carpet
  Lomographa indularia  Marginal Wave
  Menophra obtusata  Pale Waved Umber
  Menophra serrataria  Serrated Menophra
  Mimoclystia pudicata pudicata  Many Lined Carpet
  Mimoclystia undulosata  Carpet Moth sp
  Mixocera frustratoria
  Nassinia pretoria  Orange-threaded Looper
  Neromia impostura  Eyed Neromia
  Neromia rubripunctilla
  Omizodes complanata  Flattened Thorn
  Omphacodes punctilineata  Dotted Margin Emerald
  Omphalucha albosignata  Clouded Brindle
  Omphalucha indeflexa  Unflexed Brindle
  Omphalucha  sp
  Omphax leucocraspeda  
  Omphax plantaria  Smooth Emerald
  Orbamia octomaculata   Four-spot Brindle
  Paragathia albimarginata  Paved Emerald
  Pasiphila lita  
  Petovia marginata  ssp marginata  Clouded Orange
  Petrodava leucicolor
  Pingasa abyssiniaria  Duster
  Plateoplia acrobelia  Swollen Thorn
  Platypepla spurcata   
  Prasinocyma dorsipunctata
  Prasinocyma oculata  Eyed Lattice
  Prasinocyma vermicularia   
  Problepsis figurata   
  Pseudolarentia megalaria  Large Spot Rivulet
  Rhodometra sacraria  Vestal
  Scopula caesaria  ssp caesaria  Red-bordered Wave  
  Scopula internataria   
  Scopula natalica  Natal Wave
  Scopula nigrinotata
  Scopula penultima
  Scopula rufinubes  Penny Wave  
  Scopula sincera  Sincere Wave
  Scopula sinnaria ssp bisinuata  Fawn Wave
  Scopula straminea
  Somatina vestalis
  Terpnostola ardescens  Pink and Yellow Thorn
  Traminda obversata
  Traminda ocillata  Pinhole Emerald  
  Victoria fuscithorax  Victoria Emerald
  Xanthorhoe exorista  Double-barrel Carpet
  Xylopteryx arcuata  Cryptic Bark
  Xylopteryx prasinaria  Lichen Bark
  Zamarada bathyscaphes
  Zamarada differens
  Zamarada metallicata
  Zamarada plana  Flat Zamarada
  Zamarada transvisaria  Ochna Zamarada
  Zamarada vulpina 
  Zeuctoboarmia cataimena  Croton Bark
  Zeuctoboarmia hyrax  Grey Bark
  Zeuctoboarmia sabinei   
     
LEAFBLOTCH MINER MOTHS  Gracillariidae Graphiocephala polysticha   
  Phyllonorycter sp
     
SWIFT / GHOST MOTHS  Hepialidae Hepialid sp Ghost Moth
  Eudalaca ammon  Brown Lawn Swift
  Eudalaca cretata
  Eudalaca homoterma
  Eudalaca leucophaea
  Gorgopis aurifuscata
     
TEAK MOTHS  Hyblaeidae Hyblaea puera  Teak Leaf Roller
     
TROPICAL BURNET MOTHS  Lacturidae Gymnogramma pyrozancla  Rosy Waves
     
LAPPET MOTHS  Lasiocampidae Anadiasa punctifascia  Chestnut Eggarlet
  Bombycopsis metallica   
  Eucraera gemmata  Budded Lappet
  Eutricha morosa  Lowveld Lappet
  Gonometa postica  Dark Chopper
  Haplopacha cinerea  
  Hapsimachogonia hapsimachus
  Henometa clarki   Clark's Eggar
  Lasiocampidae sp African Silk Moth
  Metajana marshalli  Marshall's Lappet
  Odontocheilopteryx myxa  Hairy Eggerlet
  Rhinobombyx cuneata  Zizzag Eggarlet 
  Sena donaldsoni  ssp marshalli  Donaldson's Eggarlet
  Sena prompta  Interjection
  Streblote jansei  
  Strebote polydora  
  Trichopisthia igneotincta  Fiery Lappet
     
SLUG CATERPILLAR MOTHS  Limacodidae Afrobirthama flaccidia  Flaccid Slug
  Coenabasis amoena  Rayed Slug
  Chrysopoloma isabellina  Isabel's Slug
  Deltoptera iphia  Delta Slug  
  Ectropa ancilis  Angular Slug
  Halseyia intacta  Intact Tiptail
  Latoia latistriga  Plum Slug
  Latoia vivida  Vivid Slug
  Parapluda invitabilis  Netted Slug
  Taeda aetitis  Eagle Slug
     
CARPENTER / GOAT MOTHS  Metarbelidae Lebedodes rufithorax  Redcoat Goat
  Salagena obsolescens   
  Salagena tessellata  Tessellate Goat
     
OWLET MOTHS  Noctuidae Acontia citripennis
  Acontia conifrons  Variegated Droplet
  Acontia discoidea  Midnight Droplet
  Acontia ectorrida
  Acontia guttifera  Domino
  Acontia imitatrix  Golden Droplet
  Acontia insocia  Unsociable Birdling
  Acontia natalis
  Acontia nubilata
  Acontia tanzaniae hampsoniana  Olive Droplet
  Acontia tetragonisa
  Acontia transfigurata  Mustard Droplet
    Acontia trimaculata  Threebar Droplet
  Acontia wahlbergi  Wahlberg's Droplet
  Acontiola heliastis
  Acontiola sancta
  Aconzarba  (was Eustrotia decissima  Decisive White Bar
  Acrapex aenigma  Enigmatic Acrapex  
  Acrapex festiva
  Acronicta  sp
  Acronicta transvalica  Curved Dagger
  Acronicta verbenata  Blue Dagger
  Agoma trimenii  Trimen's False Tiger
  Agrotis biconica  Dark Cutworm
  Agrotis caffra
  Agrotis denticulosa  Feathered Cutworm
  Agrotis ipsilon  Black Cutworm
  Agrotis puta  Shuttle-shaped Dart
  Agrotis segetum  Turnip Moth, Common Cutworm
  Agrotis  sp
  Agrotis  sp2
  Agrotis spinifera  Gregson's Dart
  Amyna axis  Small White Point
  Amyna punctum  White Point
  Amyna  sp
  Amyna stricta  Eight-spot Moth
  Anedhella rectiradiata  Straight Rayed Gothic
  Argyrogramma signata
  Ariathisa abyssinis  Black-U Dumpling
  Athetis albirena
  Athetis ignava
  Athetis leuconephra  
  Athetis pallicornis   
  Athetis satellitia  
  Athetis  sp
  Axylia annularis  Ring Rustic
  Brephos festiva  Festive Tiger
  Brevipecten cornuta  Two-spot Crescent
  Brithys crini  Lily-Leaf Borer Clivia vyand
  Callopistria lattreillei  Latreille's Fern Moth
  Callopistria  sp
  Callopistria yerburii   Yerbur's Tangle
  Callyna nigerrima  Pitch
  Caradrina atriluna  
  Caradrina tenebrata  Brown Crepe
  Chasmina tibialis   Snow White
  Chrysodeixis acuta  Silver-U (Tomato Semi-looper)
  Chrysodeixis chalcites  Tomato Looper  
  Condica capensis  The African
  Cornutiplusia circumflexa  Circumflex
  Cosmia natalensis  Lined Speckles
  Craniophora paragrapha  Broad Grey
  Cryphia fulvifusa
  Cryphia leucomelaena  Grey Lichen
  Cryphia  sp
  Ctenoplusia dorfmeisteri
  Cucullia consimilis  Similar Shark
  Cucullia hutchinsoni  Hutchison's Shark
  Cucullia inaequalis
  Cucullia pallidistria  Brown-streaked Shark
  Cucullia terensis  Grey Shark
  Deltote johnjoannoui
  Deltote megalena
  Diaphone eumela  Cherryspot Moth
    Diphtherocome verbenata  
  Ectochela vansoni
  Ethioterpia lichenea  Dirty Slender Lichen
  Ethioterpia marmorata  Thin Marbled Lichen
  Euplexia augens  Clouded Arches  
  Eustrotia bryophilina  
  Eustrotia megalena  
  Feliniopsis  sp
  Helicoverpa armigera  Scarce Bordered-straw
  Helicoverpa assulta  Cape Gooseberry Budworm  
  Heliocheilus stigmatia  Glazed Window
  Heliothis scutuligera  Shield Rustic
  Heraclia superba  Superb False Tiger
  Hypoplexia melanica  
  Iambia inferalis  Clouded Lichen
  Iambia jansei  Janse’s Lichen
  Iambia transvers    
  Iambiodes nyctostola  Dark Lichen
  Lepidodelta stolifera  
  Leucania loreyi  False Army Worm
  Leucania  sp 
  Lithacodia caffristis
  Lophonotidia melanoleuca  Black Panther
  Lophonotidia nocturna  Black Panther
  Lophotarsia ochroprocta  Yellow-tailed Grey
  Lycophotia melanephra
  Magusa callixena  
  Magusa versicolora  Variable Arches
  Magusa viettei  Swift Arches
  Maliattha subblandula
  Megalonycta paragrapha  Broad Grey
  Mentaxya albifrons  White Quaker
  Micraxylia (Micragrotis) intendens  
  Mythimna natalensis Micraxylia-(Micragrotis)-intendens  Variable Wainscott
  Mythimna substituta
  Mythimna tincta
  Mythimna umbrigera
  Omphalestra mesoglauca  Silvered Brocade
  Ovios capensis  Sleepy Tiger
  Ozarba accincta  Pinkeye Ozarba
  Ozarba bipartita  Partitioned Ozarba
  Ozarba corniculans  Angle-line Ozarba
  Ozarba heliastis
  Ozarba hemiochra
  Ozarba hemipolia
  Ozarba jansei
  Ozarba nicotrai
  Ozarba semipurpurea  Rusty Ozarba
  Ozarba varia
  Paracroria griseocincta  Broad Wing
  Paracroria  sp
  Pardoxia graellsii   Yellow Drab
  Procrateria basifascia
  Pseudozarba aethiops
  Pseudozarba cupreofascia
  Pseudozarba opella
  Pseudozarba regula  
  Schausia coryndoni  Coryndon's Tiger
  Spodoptera cilium  Dark Mottled Willow
  Spodoptera littoralis  Tomato Worm
  Spodoptera mauritia  Lawn Armyworm  
  Spodoptera triturata  Lawn Worm
  Stenopterygia firmivena  White Shades
  Thiacidas berenice
  Thiacidas hampsoni 
  Thiacidas khomasana
  Thysanoplusia orichalcea  Golden Plusia
  Tracheplexia  sp 
  Tycomarptes inferior  Inferior Brocade
  Tycomarptes praetermissa  Bar Brocade
  Vietteania intestata
  Vittaplusia vittata   Streaked Plusia   
  Xanthodes albago  Cream Drab
  Xanthodes brunnescens  Brown Drab
     
TUFTED MOTHS  Nolidae Arcyophora longivalvis  Cattle-eye Moth
  Arcyophora patricula  Smoky-eye Moth
  Blenina sp Lichen Moth sp
  Blenina squamifera  Lichen Square
  Earias biplaga  Spiny bollworm  
  Earias insulana  Insular Bollworm
  Maurilia arcuata  Arch Drab
  Meganola argyrolepis
  Meganola argyromorpha   
  Meganola bipartita   
  Neaxestis acutangula  Acute Angles
  Neaxestis piperitella  
  Neaxestis rhoda  Red Flag
Negeta luminosa  Luminous Cloud
Nola socotrensis  ssp vansoni  
  Nola  sp
Nola tineoides  Barred Arches
  Pardasena  sp
Pardasena virgulana  Grey Square
  Risoba sticticraspis 
  Selepa leucogonia  
  Selepa transvalica  Transvaal Square
  Westermannia roseitincta  Rosy Cloud
     
PROMINENT MOTHS  Notodontidae Afroplitis sulaki  
  Amyops ingens  Giant Prominent
  Anaphe sp Processionary Caterpillar sp
  Anaphe reticulata  Reticulated Bagnest
  Antheua ornata  Ornate Frill
  Desmeocraera basalis  Basal Prominent
  Desmeocraera  sp
  Desmeocraera  sp2
  Desmeocraera vernalis  Vernal Prominent
  Hampsonita esmeralda  Esmeralda's Kitten
  Helga cinerea  Helga’s Forktail
  Leptolepida varians  
  Phalera imitata  Imitating Buff Tip
  Pseudorethona albicans  Lichen Cat
Rhenea mediata  Looped Prominent
Rhenea michi  Michi’s Prominent  
  Rosinella rosinaria  Rosy Prominent
  Sarimarais bicolor  Bicoloured Prominent
     
CONCEALER MOTHS  Oecophoridae Endrosis sarcitrella  White-shouldered House Moth
     
DIAMONDBACK MOTHS  Plutellidae Plutella xylostella  Diamond-back Moth
     
BAGWORM MOTHS  Psychidae Eumeta cervine  
  Gymnelema vinctus  Cross Stick Bagworm
Picronarycia transversa
  Psychid  sp  Bagworm Moth Sakwurm Mot
  Typhonia  sp
     
PLUME MOTHS  Pterophoridae Cosmoclostis brachybela   
  Platyptilia farfarellus   
  Pterophorus  sp Plume Moth  sp
  Pterophorus  sp2 Plume Moth  sp
Sphenarches anisodactylus
  Stenodacma wahlbergi  Orange T-Plume Moth
     
SNOUT MOTHS  Pyralidae Aglossa phaealis 
  Biafra concinnella  Pure Veneer
  Bostra albilineata  White Lined Bostra
  Bostra dipectinalis  Combed Bostra
  Bostra glaucalis  
  Bostra pyroxantha  
  Cadra cautella  Almond Moth
  Endotricha consobrinalis  ssp consobrinalis  Whiteline Triangle
  Endotricha erythralis   
  Epicrocis laticostella  
  Epicrocis  sp 
  Epilepia melanosparsalis  
  Epilepia  sp 
  Epilepia  sp2 
Episindris albimaculalis  Wedge Pyrale
  Etiella zinckenella  Gold-banded Etiella
  Faveria dionysia   
  Gaana  sp
  Gaana viridella  Lichen Knothorn  
  Galleria mellonella  Wax Moth 
  Grammiphlebia striata  
  Hypargyria metalliferella  Silvered Knothorn  
Hypsopygia ignefimbrialis
  Hypsopygia nostralis  Southern Hayworm 
  Hypsopygia sanguinalis  Sanguine Pyrale
  Lamoria adaptella
Lamoria imbella  Plain Lamoria
Lamoria planalis   
  Lamoria  sp
  Loryma basalis   Basal Pyrale
  Loryma  sp
  Mittonia hampsoni  Hampsons Salad
  Paralaodamia  sp1 
  Paralaodamia  sp2   
  Plodia interpunctella  Indian Meal Moth
  Pogononeura hirticostella   
  Prosaris rufalis
  Prosaris  sp 
  Pyralis  sp
Rhynchopaschia melanolopha
  Salma (Macalla) melapastalis  Varied Knothorn
Stemmatophora achromalis
  Stemmatophora chloralis  Blackbridge Pyrale
  Trachonitis capensis  
  Tyndis  sp
  Tyndis  sp2
Ulophora flavinia
  Umkulunkula kalahariensis
  Zitha laminalis  Laminated Pyrale
  Zitha  sp
  Zitha zonalis
     
EMPEROR MOTHS  Saturniidae Argema mimosa  ssp mimosa   African Lunar Moth
  Aurivillius fuscus  Cats-eye Emperor Bruinkeisermot
  Bunaea alcinoe  Common Emperor Gewone keiser mot
  Cinabra hyperbius  ssp hyperbius  Banded/Golden Emperor Goue keiser mot 
  Cirina forda  ssp forda  Pallid Emperor  
  Epiphora mythymnia  White-ringed Atlas
  Gonimbrasia belina  ssp belina  Anomalous Emperor (Mopane Moth)
  Gynanisa maja  Speckled Emperor Gevlekte Pouoogmot
  Heniocha appollonia  Southern Marbled Emperor
  Heniocha marnois  Marbled Emperor Marmer-pouoogmot
  Holocerina angulata     
  Ludia delegorguei  Delegorgue's Prince
  Rohaniella pygmaea  ssp pygmaea  Pygmy Emperor
     
FLOWER MOTHS   Scythrididae Eretmocera fuscipennis  Banded Joyful Moth
  Eretmocera laetissima  Three-spotted Joyful Moth   
     
HAWK MOTHS  Sphingidae Acherontia atropos  Death's-head Hawk
  Afroclanis calcareus  Ruby Polyptychus
  Agrius convolvuli  spp convolvuli  Convolvulus Hawk 
  Basiothia medea  Small Verdant Hawk  
  Cephonodes hylas  Oriental Bee-Hawk
  Coelonia fulvinotata  Fulvous Hawk
  Daphnis nerii  Oleander Hawk Selonsroos mot
  Hippotion celerio  Silver Striped Hawk
  Hippotion eson  Common Striped Hawk
  Hyles livornica  Striped Hawk
  Lophostethus dumolinii  ssp dumolinii  Arrow Sphinx
  Macroglossum trochilus  African Hummingbird Hawk
  Macropoliana natalensis  Natal Sphinx
  Nephele comma  Comma Nephele
  Odontosida pusillus  Scalloped Hawkmoth
  Phylloxiphia metria  Cape Hawk
  Platysphinx piabilis  Mealy Hawk
  Polyptychoides grayii  Gray's Polyptychus  
  Praedora marshalli  Marshall's Hawk
  Pseudoclanis postica  Mulberry Hawk  
  Rufoclanis numosae  ssp numosae  Wavy Polyptychus
  Sphingonaepiopsis ansorgei  Ansorge’s Hawklet
  Theretra capensis  Cape Hawk
     
  Stathmopididae Stathmopoda arcata 
  Stathmopoda auriferella
   Stathmopoda  sp 
     
PICTURE-WINGED LEAF MOTHS  Thyrididae Arniocera auriguttata  Gold-spotted Burnet
  Arniocera erythropyga  Grid-fire Burnet
  Cecidothyris pexa  ssp pexa  Clouded Lattice
  Dysodia constellata  
  Rhodoneura flavicilia  Pink-edged Lattice
     
CLOTHES MOTHS  Tineidae Pseudurgis polychorda  Banded Durgis
  Tinea pellionella  Case Making Clothes Moth
  Tinea sp Clothes Moth
     
LEAF-ROLLER MOTHS  Tortricidae Coccothera spissana  
  Cryptophlebia peltastica  Litchi Moth
  Eccopsis incultana  Flame Tortrix
  Metendothenia balanacma  Pentagon Leafroller
  Neaspasia orthacta  Choc-dip Leafroller
  Thaumatotibia leucotreta  False Coddling Moth
     
  Uraniidae Epiplema anomala  
     
ERMINE MOTHS  Yponomeutidae Yponomeuta fumigatus   Fume Speckled Ermine
     
  Zygaenidae Zutulba namaqua  ssp zelleri  Zeller's Burnet

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