Lepidoptera of Nariva Swamp

Matthew J.W. Cock


Recently, I examined the Studies on the Biological Resources of Nariva Swamp, Trinidad by Bacon et al. (1979) put out as Occasional Paper Number 4 of the Zoology Department, UWI. While the bulk of this work makes most interesting reading (and I recommend it to members of the Field Naturalists' Club), I was soon turning to the faunal list of Appendix 8, and examining the list of Lepidoptera (pp. 405 - 7) - this being one of my particular interests. I have to admit that I was disappointed, although the quality of this section gives no measure of the quality of the rest of the work. The errors are detailed below.

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