First Records of Mantids (Insecta: Mantodea) on Huevos Island, Trinidad and Tobago

Mark S. Greener, Amy E. Deacon, Mike G. Rutherford, Kris Sookdeo


Huevos Island is one of several islands off the north-west tip of Trinidad. It is privately leased and therefore rarely visited. However on 22 February,  2014, as part of a TTFNC overnight trip to the island, a wide-ranging survey of the wildlife was  undertaken. Dry forest in the gully just north of the only house on the island was surveyed for mantids.

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