The Life Cycle of Ascia monuste (L.) (Lepidoptera, Pieridae) in Trinidad, W.I.

Authors

  • Margaret Chin Sue Min
  • Rachael-Ann Williams- Littzen

Abstract

Ascia monuste (L.) also known as the great southern white is one of the 29 Pieridae butterflies found in Trinidad & Tobago (Barcant 1970, Cock 2014) and is considered common. However, we did not find any published account of the life cycle of this species in Trinidad. This note describes a host plant, Cleome sp.  naturally ocurring in Trinidad. 

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2020-12-31

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Nature Notes