Observations on the Biology of Pyrrhopyge amyclas amyclas (Cramer) and Mysoria barcastus alta Evans (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) in Trinidad, West Indies

Matthew J.W. Cock

Abstract


Partial life histories of two Pyrrhopyginae skippers (Hesperiidae) are described and illustrated from Trinidad. Pyrrhopyge amyclas amyclas (Cramer) occurs very locally on Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae) and Mysoria barcastus alta Evans is widespread on Casearia spp. (Salicaceae), including C. sylvestris, C. guianensis and C. spinescens.

Key words: Pyrrhopyginae, Pyrrhopyge amyclas, Mysoria barcastus, life history, Salicaceae, Terminalia catappa.


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