Six New Records of Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) from Trinidad, West Indies

Matthew J.W. Cock, Scott Alston-Smith

Abstract


Details of six new butterfly records from Trinidad are presented: Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval) (Pieridae), Macrosoma ustrinaria (Herrich-Schäffer) (Hedylidae), Udranomia kikkawai (A.G. Weeks), Telemiades squanda Evans (Hesperiidae, Eudaminae), Morvina morvuspara Evans (Hesperiidae, Pyrginae) and Thoon modius (Mabille) (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae). Notes on the biology of U. kikkawai, reared on Ouratea guildingii (Ochnaceae) are presented. The total number of butterfly species known from Trinidad is now 781.


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Pieridae; Hesperiidae; Hedylidae; Ochnaceae

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