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Butterflies & Butterfly Species on Mount Kilimanjaro

There are very few people that will come to Kilimanjaro to see butterflies, but the few that come are rewarded abundantly. There are about 44 butterfly species in the Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania.

There are other things you will see while on your search for butterflies like a lot of primates in the canopy of the forest and the bird are a spectacular reward you ought not to miss.

The species of trees and mammals are also something you will be delighted to see. The following are the ones that have been record by 2020.

  1. Acraea bergeriana (Nymphalidae)  Red Acraea
  2. Acraea kappa (Nymphalidae)   Kigoma Glassy Acraea
  3. Acraea kia (Nymphalidae)  Pale Ochre Acraea
  4. Acraea lyci (Nymphalidae)  Pale-winged Acraea
  5. Acraea manca (Nymphalidae)  Manca Fiery Acraea
  6. Acraea punctimarginea (Nymphalidae)  Spotted-margin Acraea
  7. Acraea rohlfsi (Nymphalidae)  Blood-red Speckled Acraea
  8. Acraea vuilloti (Nymphalidae)   White-patch Forest Amber
  9. Bebearia kiellandi (Nymphalidae)
  10. Bicyclus danckelmani (Nymphalidae)   Wary Bush Brown
  11. Bicyclus kiellandi (Nymphalidae)  Striated Bush Brown
  12. Bicyclus pareensis (Nymphalidae)  South Pare Bush Brown
  13. Bicyclus similis (Nymphalidae)  Mahale Bush Brown
  14. Bicyclus tanzanicus (Nymphalidae)  Tanzania Bush Brown
  15. Bicyclus uzungwensis (Nymphalidae)  Orange-patch Bush Brown
  16. Charaxes chunguensis (Nymphalidae)   Rubeho Black Prince
  17. Charaxes grahamei (Nymphalidae)  Tanganyika Black Prince
  18. Charaxes lucyae (Nymphalidae)   Toothed Silver Emperor
  19. Charaxes mccleeryi (Nymphalidae)  Tanzania Black Prince
  20. Charaxes pembanus (Nymphalidae)  Pemba Black Prince
  21. Charaxes phenix (Nymphalidae)   Pointed King
  22. Charaxes prettejohni (Nymphalidae)  Rubondo Black Prince
  23. Charaxes usambarae (Nymphalidae)  Slender-tailed Black Prince
  24. Cymothoe amaniensis (Nymphalidae)
  25. Cymothoe aurivillii (Nymphalidae)
  26. Cymothoe collinsi (Nymphalidae)
  27. Cymothoe magambae (Nymphalidae)
  28. Euphaedra confina (Nymphalidae)   Narrow-bordered Orange Forester
  29. Hypolimnas antevorta (Nymphalidae) Tanzanian Diadem
  30. Neita orbipalus (Nymphalidae)   Sooty Large Ringlet
  31. Neocoenyra fuligo (Nymphalidae)
  32. Neocoenyra heckmanni (Nymphalidae)   Mountain Round-eyes
  33. Neocoenyra jordani (Nymphalidae)  Yellow-patch Round-eyes
  34. Neocoenyra parallelopupillata (Nymphalidae)  Usambara Round-eyes
  35. Neocoenyra petersi (Nymphalidae)  Fawn Round-eyes
  36. Neocoenyra pinheyi (Nymphalidae)  Pale Round-eyes
  37. Neptis livingstonei (Nymphalidae)
  38. Physcaeneura jacksoni (Nymphalidae)
  39. Physcaeneura robertsi (Nymphalidae)
  40. Pseudathyma uluguru (Nymphalidae)
  41. Sevenia pseudotrimeni (Nymphalidae)   Morogoro Tree Nymph
  42. Graphium kigoma (Papilionidae)   Kigoma Lady
  43. Papilio sjoestedti (Papilionidae) Kilimanjaro Swallowtail
  44. Papilio ufipa (Papilionidae) Ufipa Swallowtail

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