Obviously there are a vast number of insects in the Conservancy.  The list below is illustrative only and focuses on species for which photos are available.  However it is common that we are unable to categorically identify an insect from its photo.  Those interested in insects are recommended to consult the book "Field Guide to Insects of South Africa" by Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths and Alan Weaving, published by Struik.  Entomological expertise would be welcome!

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Alternatively click on a link in the table below

Order Family Species Common name
Anthophoridae Apidae Apis mellifera Honey Bee
Coleoptera Coccinellidae Cheilomenes lunata Lunate Ladybird
Coleoptera Coccinellidae Epilachna dregei Potato Ladybird
Coleoptera Lycidae Lycus sp. Net-winged Beetle
Coleoptera Meloidae Mylabris oculata CMR Bean Beetle
Coleoptera Cerambycidae Promeces longipes Common Metallic Longhorn Beetle
Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Schizonycha (?) Chafer Beetle
Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Anisorrhina flavomaculata Zig-zag Fruit Chafer Beetle
ColeopteraScarabaeidaeCyrtothyrea marginalisCommon Dotted Fruit Chafer
ColeopteraScarabaeidaePlaesiorrhinella planaYellow-belted Fruit  Chafer
Coleoptera Tenebrionidae Dichtha incantatoris White-legged Toktokkie Beetle
Hemiptera Aradidae ? Bark bug
Hemiptera Coreidae (?) ? Twig Wilter Bug
HemipteraTessaratomidaeEncosternum delegorgueiInflated Stink Bug
HymenopteraEumenidaeDelta hottentotumPaper wasp
Lepidoptera Geometridae Comostolopis sp (?) Emerald Moth
Lepidoptera Noctuidae Cycligramma latona Cream-striped Owl Moth
Lepidoptera Nymphalidae Acraea horta Garden Acraea Butterfly
Lepidoptera Nymphalidae Danaus chrysippus African Monarch Butterfly
Lepidoptera Nymphalidae Byblia ilythia Spotted Joker Butterfly
LepidopteraNymphalidaePrecis archesia archesiaGarden  Inspector Butterfly
LepidopteraPieridaeBelenois aurotaBrown-veined  White Butterfly
Lepidoptera Pieridae Colotis euippe Smoky Orange Tip Butterfly
Lepidoptera Saturniidae Bunaea alcinoe Common Emperor Moth
Odonata Coenagrionidae Africallagma glaucum Swamp Bluet Damselfly
Odonata Coenagrionidae Ischnura senegalensis March Bluetail Damselfly
Odonata Libellulidae Orthetrum julia Julia Skimmer Dragonfly
Odonata Libellulidae Crocothemis sanguinolenta Small Scarlet Dragonfly
Orthoptera Pyrgomorphidae Dictophorus spumans Koppie Foam Grasshopper
Orthoptera Pyrgomorphidae Zonocerus elegans Elegant Grasshopper
Orthoptera Pyrgomorphidae Taphronota sp. Grasshopper
Orthoptera Pyrgomorphidae ? Grasshopper