Butterflies of Egypt and East Africa - Special Exhibition

May 1, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Discover thousands of freely flying butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory, including a special exhibition of Butterflies of Egypt and East Africa. See them flying for a limited time: May 1st through to September 15th, 2017.

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory is pleased to be working with the Kipepeo Butterfly Project in Kenya. Kipepeo supports the livelihood of over 700 people and promotes the conservation of the threatened Arabuko-Sokoke forest of coastal Kenya. This special exhibition of free flying Egyptian and East African butterflies is in conjuntion with Egypt: Gift of the Nile, a travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, on display in the galleries.

Guide to Butterflies of Egypt and East Africa


Afircan Moon Moth
African Moon Moth
Agrema mimosae
African Emigrant
African Emigrant
Catopsilia florella
Angola White Lady
Angola White Lady
Graphium angolanus
Monarch Butterfly
Dark Blue Pansy
Junonia oenone
Chestnut Emperor Moth
Chestnut Emperor Moth
Melanocera menippe
Coastal Swordtail
Coastal Swordtail
Graphium porthaon
False Tiger
False Tiger
Hypolimnas misippus
Great Eggfly
Foxy Emperor
Charaxes saturnus
Green Banded Swallowtail
Green Banded Swallowtail
Papilio nirus
Large Striped Swordtail
Large Striped Swordtail
Graphium antheus
Pearl Emperor
Pearl Emperor
Charaxes varanes
Common Mime
Silver Striped Charaxes
Charaxes jasius lasti
Spotted Joker
Spotted Joker
Biblia ithyia