Megeuptychia antonoe (Cramer) (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Satyrini), a New Butterfly for Trinidad, West Indies

John Morrall


On 4 January, 2015, Charles De Gannes and I were recording butterflies in the Cats Hill I Inniss Field area in south Trinidad. The weather was generally good and the rain held off. I netted a fairly large, dark Satyrini butterfly, flying at about shoulder height amongst some bushes. I did not recognise the butterfly, and kept it for later identification. When I looked through the Satyridae section in Bernard D’Abrera’s Neotropical Butterflies Volume V, my specimen appeared to be Megeuptychia antonoe (Cramer).

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