First Record of the Hawkmoth Aellopos clavipes (Sphingidae) in Tobago, West Indies

Matt Kelly


On 17 February, 2009 at around 1730 h, I was at Englishman’s Bay, Tobago, in Trinidad and Tobago. I observed a very unusual moth feeding on duranta flowers. Duranta is a cultivated bush or shrub (Duranta spp.), producing blue or white flowers and yellow/orange berries. The moth remained in the area for about five minutes and photographs were taken.

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