A Note on the Biology of Pirascca sagaris sagaris (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) in Trinidad, West Indies

Matthew J.W. Cock


The orange banded jet, Pirascca sagaris sagaris (Cramer) is a widespread and occasional riodinid in the forests of Trinidad, particularly “along shady clearings, valleys and tracks of the Northern Range” (Barcant 1970, as Phaenochitonia sagaris). Although Beccaloni et al. (2008) include an unpublished record on “Miconia sp.?” from Brazil, there are no other reports on the biology and food plants of this species, so the following notes from Trinidad are worth being placed on record.

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