Automeris liberia (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Trinidad

Matthew J.W. Cock


The unidentified saturniid larva illustrated in Cock (2003, Living World, Plate 2, No. 12) which I photographed on a Convolvulaceae vine at Morne Bleu Textel, 18.i.1988 is now identified as a fifth instar Automeris liberia (Cramer), by comparison with images on the internet and written descriptions of Trinidad observations. The Trinidad literature referring to this species under at least three different names is summarised, and adult male and female moths are illustrated.

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