South African Butterfly Breeding Association (SABBA) A Branch of Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA) - Founded 1993

A Non Profit Company Company (NPC) - Registration No. 2005/035451/08, Public Benifit Organization (PBO) - Tax Exemption No 930033432 - P. O. Box 599, Ramsgate, 4285.

Butterfly Host Plant List

Scientific Name Common Name
Acacia ataxacantha Flame Acacia
A. Brevispica Prickly Acacia
A. Burkei Black Monkey Thorn
A. caffra var. Tomentosa Hook Thorn
A. Erioloba Camel Thorn
A. Gerrardii Red Thorn
A. Karroo Sweet Thorn
A. kirkii Sweet Thorn
A. Kraussiana Sweet Thorn
A. Mellifera Black Thorn
A. Nigrescens Knobthorn
A. Polyacantha White Thorn
A. Robusta Ankle Thorn
A. schweinfurthi River Climbing Acacia
A. Sieberana Paperbark Acacia
A. Tortilis Umbrella Thorn
Acalypha glabrata Forest False-nettle
Acridocarpus natalitius Moth-fruit
Adenia glauca Bobbejaangif
A. Gummifera Slangklimop
Aeschynomene nodulosa Small-leaved False-teeth Tree
Afzelia quanzensis Pod Mahogany
Ageratum houstonianum Floss Flower
Albizia adianthifolia Natal Flat-crown
Allophylus africanus False Currant
A. Dregeanus Simple-leaved Allophylus
A. Natalensis
Dune Allyphylus
Annona senegalensis Custard Apple
Antirrhinum sp Snapdragons
Artabotrys brachypetalus Purple Hook-berry
A. Monteiroae Red Hook-berry
Asclepias fruticosa
Milkweed
Asclepias spp. Milkweeds
Azima tetracantha Needle Bush
Baphia racemosa Natal Camwood
Barringtonia racemosa Powder-puff Tree
Bauhinia galpinii Pride of de Kaap
Blighia unijugata Triangle Tops
Bosciaalbitrunca Shepherd's Tree
B. oleoides Karoo Shepherd's Tree
Brachystegia spiciformis Msasa
Bridelia cathartica Knobby Bridelia
B. Micrantha Mitzeerie
Burkea africana Wild Syringa
Cadaba aphylla Leafless Cadaba
C. Natalensis Mauve Cadaba
C. Termitaria Pink Cadaba
Calodendron capense
Cape Chestnut
Camponotus maculates Spotted Sugar-ant
C. niveosetus Black Sugar-ant
Canthium inerme Common Turkey-berry
Capparis sepiaria Wild Caper Bush
C. tomentosa Woolly Caper Bush
Cassine tetragona Climbing Saffronwood
Catha edulis Bushman's Tea
Celtis africana White Stinkwood
C. Mildbraedii Natal White Stinkwood
Chaetachme aristata Thorny Elm
Chrysanthemoides monilifera Bush Tick-berry
Chrysophyllum viridifolium Fluted Milkwood
Citrus spp. Oranges, Lemons, Limes
Clausena anisata
Horsewood
Cleistochlamys kirkii Purple Cluster-pear
Clerodendron glabrum Cat's Whiskers
Cola natalensis Common Cola
Colophospermum mopane Mopane
Colpoon compressum Cape Sumach
Combretum apiculatum Red Bushwillow
C. Bracteosum Hiccup Nut
C. Molle Velvet Bushwillow
C. Zeyheri Large-fruited Bushwillow
Conyza canadensis Fleabane
Cotyledon orbiculata Pig's Ear
Croton gratissimus Lavender Croton
C. Sylvaticus
Forest Croton
Cryptocarya woodii Wild Laurel
Cyanophyta Blue-green Algae
Cynodon dactylum Couch Grass
Dalbergia armata Thorny Rope
D. melanoxylon Zebrawood
D. nitidula Glossy Flat-bean
D. obovata Climbing Flat-bean
Deinbollia oblongifolia
Dune Soapberry
Dichrostachys cinerea African Christmas tree
Dioscorea cotinifolia Wild Yam
Diospyros austro-africana Fire-sticks
D. austro-africana var. microphylla Fire-sticks
D. lycioides Blue Bush
D. mespiliformis Jackalberry
Dombeya burgessiae Pink Dombeya
D. cymosa Natal Dombeya
D. rotundifolia Common Wild Pear
Dovyalis caffra Kei Apple
Dracaena hookeriana Large-leaved Dragon Tree
Drypetes gerrardii Hairy Drypetes
Ekebergia capensis Cape Ash
Elephantorrhiza burkei Sumach Bean
Englerophytum magalismontanum Stamvrug
E. natalense Natal Milkplum
Eragrostis aspera Rough Love Grass
Erythrococca berberidea Prickly Red-berry
Erythroxylum emarginatum Common Coca Tree
Euclea undulata Common Guarri
Excoecaria bussei Pawnbroker Tree
Faidherbia albida Ana Tree
Ficus cordata Namaqua Fig
F. ingens Red-leaved Rock Fig
F. Natalensis Common Wild Fig
F. Pumila Tickey Creeper
F. Sur Broom Cluster Fig
Gardenia volkensii Transvaal Gardenia
Grewia flava Brandy Bush
G. flavescens Rough-leaved Raisin
G. monticola Silver Raisin
G. occidentalis Cross Berry
Guibourtia conjugata Small False Mopane
Haplocoelum foliosum Northern Galla Plum
H. Gallense Galla Plum
Hexalobus monopetalus Shakama Plum
Hibiscus tiliaceus Prickly Tree Hibiscus
Hippobromus pauciflorus Basterperdepis
Hyparrhenia hirta Common Thatching Grass
Hyperacanthus amoenus Spiny Gardenia
Hypericum aethiopicum St. John's Wort
Imperata cylindrical Cotton Wool Grass
Kiggelaria africana Wild Peach
Lecaniodiscus fraxinifolius River Litchi
Lobularia maritime Sweet Alyssum
Lonchocarpus capassa Apple-leaf
Mackaya bella River Bells
Maerua angolensis Bead-bean
M. cafra Bush Cherry
M. Juncea Bush Cherry
M. Racemulosa Forest Bush Cherry
M. Rosmarinoides Needle-leaved Bush Cherry
M. Schinzii Ringwood Tree
Manikara discolor Forest Milkberry
Maprounea africana Redskin
Margaritaria discoidea Common Pheasant-berry
Maytenus acuminata Silky Bark
M. Heterophylla Common spike-thorn
M. Senegalensis Red Spike-thorn
Medicago sativa Lucerne
Melianthus major Kruidtjie-roer-my-nie
Milletia grandis Umzimbeet
M. Sutherlandii Giant Umzimbeet
Mimusops caffra Milkwood
M. obovata Red Milkwood
M. zeyheri Milkwood
Monanthotaxis caffra Dwaba-berry
Monodora junodii Green-apple
Myrsine africana Cape Myrtle
Obetia tenax Mountain Nettle
Ochna arborea Cape Plane
O. holstii Red ironwood
O. natalitia Natal Plane
O. serrulata Carnival Bush
Ocimum canum Wild Basil
Olax dissitiflora Small Sourplum
Oricia swynnertonii Twin-berry Tree
Osyris lanceolata Transvaal Sumach
Panicum deustum Broad-leaved Panicum
P. Maximum Guinea grass
Pappea capensis Jacket-plum
Parinari curatellifolia Grey Apple
Passiflora edulis Grenadilla
Peltephorum africnum Weeping Wattle
Peltephorum africnum Weeping Wattle
Pennisetum clandestinum Kikuyu Grass
Persicaria attenuata africana Snakeroot
Phoenix canariensis Canary Palm
P. Dactylifera Date Palm
P. Reclinata Wild Date Palm
Phylica paniculata Common Hard-leaf
Piliostigma thonningii Camel Food
Populus alba White Poplar
Pouzolzia mixtra Soap Nettle
Protea caffra Highveld Protea
P. Cynaroides King Protea
P. Repens Sugar Bush
P. Roupelliae Silver Protea
P. Subvestita Lipped Protea
P. Welwitschii Honey-scented Protea
Prunus spp Peaches; plums
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Kudu-berry
Ptaeroxylon obliquum Sneezewood
Pterocarpus angolensis Kiaat
P. Brenanii Large-leaved Bloodwood
P. Rotundifolius Round-leaved Kiaat
Pycnostachys reticulata Teasel
Rawsonia lucida Forest Peach
Rhamnus prinoides Dogwood
Rhus longispina Thorn Taaibos
R. Undulata Kuni-bush
R. Zeyheri Blue Taaibos
Rumex lanceolatus Dock
Saccharum officinarum Sugar Cane
Salvadora persica Mustard Tree
Sapium ellipticumb Jumping-seed Tree
S. Integerrimum Duikerberry
Schotia afra Karro Boer-Bean
S. Brachypetala Weeping Boer-Bean
Scutia myrtina Cat Thorn
Securidaca longipeduncularis Violet Tree
Securinega virosa White-berry Bush
Sesbania sesban River Bean
Stenotaphrum secundatum Coastal Buffalo Grass
Sterculia quinqueloba Large-leaved Star Chestnut
Strelitzia nicolae Natal Wild Banana
Syzygium cordatum Umdoni/Waterberry
S. Guineense Water Pear
Tamarindus indica Tamarind
Teclea natalensis Natal Teclea
Terminalia sericea Silver Cluster-leaf
Thamnocalamnus tesellatus Mountain Bamboo
Trema orientalis Pigeonwood
Tribulus terrestris Devil Thorn
Trichilia dregeana Mahogany
T. Emetica
Mahogany
Tricicleras longipedunculatum Rooihaarbossie
Trifolium africanum Red Clover
Trilepisium madagascariens Bastard Fig
Trimeria grandifolia Mulberry-leaf Trimenia
Triticum sativum Wheat
Tropaeolum majus Nasturtium
Urera cameroonensis Climbing Nettle
U. trinervis Climbing Nettle
Uvaria caffra Small Cluster-pear
Vepris lanceolata
White Ironwood
V. reflexa
Bastard White Ironwood
Xanthocerces zambesiaca Nyala Tree
Xeroderris stuhlmannii Wing Pod
Ximenia Americana Small Sourplum
X. caffra Large Sourplum
Xylotheca kraussiana African Dog Rose
Xymalos monospora Lemonwood
Zanthoxylum capense Small Knobwood
Zea mays Maize
Ziziphus mucronata Buffalo thorn

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Welcome to S.A Butterflies

A place for rare butterflies to be and to be protected as they are extremely rare. Only a few have ever been caught - but through our breeding program we have been able to breed over one hundred and have released them back into the wild. Thanks to the dedication of a few who cared for their survival - a very rare butterfly - has been described.