Stephen F. Henning

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Stephen F. Henning (S.F. Henning)

South African lepidopterologist

Taxon names authored

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(List may be incomplete)


  • Henning, S.F., 1977: Description and biology of a new species of Charaxes Ochsenheimer from central Africa (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 30 (20): 231–238.


  • Henning, S.F., 1978: Description of a new subspecies of Charaxes jahlusa Trimen (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from Southern Africa. The Entomologist's record and journal of variation, 90: 211–215.


  • Henning, S.F., 1979a: History of some recently described Charaxes with the description and life history of Charaxes vansoni van Someren (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation, 91 (7-8): 177–184.
  • Henning, S.F., 1979b: Descriptions of two new species of Poecilmitis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Namaqualand, South Africa. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 42 (2): 153–159.
  • Henning, S.F., 1979c: Butterflies. In: Skaife, S.H., revised by J. Ledger. (1979):African insect life. Struik, Cape Town. .


  • Henning, S.F., 1980: Chemical communication between lycaenid larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). MSc Dissertation University of the Witwatersrand, Witwatersrandi-x. 1-126.


  • Henning, S.F., 1982a: Description and biology of two new subspecies of Charaxes pythodoris Hewitson (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Miscellanea Entomologica, 49: 75–82.
  • Henning, S.F., 1982b: Descriptions of three new subspecies of Charaxes ethalion Boisduval from central Africa (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Miscellanea Entomologica, 49: 83–91.
  • Henning, S.F., 1982c: Description and biology of a new subspecies of Charaxes martini van Someren from Zomba Mountain, Malawi, and a description of the early stages of Charaxes martini martini (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Miscellanea Entomologica, 49: 93–97.
  • Henning, G. A. & Henning, S. F., 1984. A revision of the Iolaus silas complex (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Southern Africa. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 47(1): 35–44. PDF Reference page



  • Henning, S.F., 1985a: Order Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). Suborder Ditrysia. In: SCHOLTZ, C.H., & HOLM, E. [Eds]. (1985):Insects of southern Africa. Butterworths, Durban 1-502. Chapter pagination:348-392.


  • Henning, S.F., 1987e: Dragonflies migrating with Belenois aurota in January 1986. Metamorphosis, 1 (19): 6–8.


  • Henning, S.F., 1988: The Charaxinae butterflies of Africa. Aloe Books, Johannesburg1-457.
  • Henning, G.A. & Henning, S.F., 1988. A review of the genus Capys Hewitson (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with descriptions of seven new species and two new subspecies. Durban Museum Novitates 14(2): 102–139. download Reference page




  • Henning, S.F. & Henning, G.A., 1992: Descriptions of two new subspecies of Charaxes Ochsenheimer (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the Blouberg in the Northern Transvaal, South Africa. Metamorphosis, 3 (3): 115–120.





  • Henning, G.A. & Henning, S.F., 2004. A review of the liptenid Teriomima Kirby genus group (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Poritiinae) with descriptions of a new genus, a new subgenus, ten new species and four new subspecies. Metamorphosis 15 (1): 3–61. Reference page