Butterflies from Chacachacare Island including three species new to Trinidad

Matthew J.W. Cock


On the 15th January 1980, Julius Boos took Ken Preston Mafham, a visiting nature photographer, and myself to Chacachacare Island. Although Julius Boos is well known as a butterfly enthusiast, on this occasion he managed to forget his butterfly net! However, sharing the one net we managed to make some interesting captures. These included three species of butterfly not previously recorded from Trinidad and Tobago. These were the Riodinid Anteros carausius Westwood and two Hesperids Heliopetes domicella Erichson and Staphylus azteca Scudder ssp. tyro Mabille.

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