Dirphia tarquina - a new moth for Trinidad

Victor C. Quesnel


The moth illustrated in the accompanying pictures flew into my home in Petit Valley one evening in October 1976 and because it was so beautiful I decided to photograph it. This was a fortunate decision since it now seems probable that the species is new to Trinidad . By comparing my photographs with the illustrations in Seitz's "The Macrolepidoptera of the World", I was able to identify the moth as Dirphia tarquina Cr.

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