The definitive butterfly ID guide for South Africa.

Explore, identify and learn about over 800 butterfly species with Woodhall’s Butterflies of South Africa  app, a comprehensive new field tool written and photographed by butterfly expert Steve Woodhall. Now with a NEW and IMPROVED UI for easier navigation.

Designed for easy identification of all butterflies likely to be seen in South Africa, this app supplies a wealth of information, from butterfly biology, behaviour and anatomy to flight periods and geographical distribution. It explores South Africa’s diverse butterfly species, many of which are endemic – found nowhere else in the world.

How can this help you?

  • Cover 806 South African butterfly species
  • Updated taxonomy and information
  • Add species to ADU LepiMAP Project (iOS only)
  • Nearly 3000 vibrant photographs
  • Search and sort by English, Afrikaans, or scientific names
  • Identify species by colour, pattern, size, habitat & flight period
  • Search species by region or GPS
  • Expanded life list functionality
  • New and improved layout and navigation

Key Features

  • Features more than 800 South African species
  • Identify species by upperside or underside colour, pattern, size, habitat and flight period
  • Nearly 3000 vibrant photographs showing males and females, uppersides and undersides, and diverse colour forms
  • Search by region or by GPS
  • Up-to-date, accurate information on family groups and individual species
  • Compare two species side by side
  • Keep track of your sightings in a Life List
  • Search by English or scientific names
>> Click here to watch  the Woodhall’s Butterflies of South Africa  app demo video.


The Author

Steve Woodhall is a butterfly enthusiast and photographer who began studying butterflies at an early age. He is the former President of the Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa, and has authored several books on butterflies, among them Living Butterflies of Southern AfricaField Guide to Butterflies of South AfricaWhat’s that Butterfly?  and Gardening for Butterflies.