Oxynthes corusca (Herrich-Schäffer) (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae), an Overlooked Butterfly Record from Trinidad, W.I., with Notes on the Caterpillar

Matthew J.W. Cock, Scott Alston-Smith


Evans (1955) records a female of Oxynthes corusca (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869) (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Hesperiini) from Trinidad in The Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). However, this record has been overlooked since then (e.g. Cock 2014b) until now, when more recent specimens were located and identified.

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Cock, M.J.W. 2003. The skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad Part 11, Hesperiinae, Genera group O. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club, 2003: 14-48.

Cock, M.J.W. 2014b. An updated and annotated checklist of the Hedylidae and Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad, West Indies. Insecta Mundi, 0393: 40 p.

Evans, W.H. 1955. A Catalogue of the American Hesperiidae in the British Museum (Natural History). Part IV. Hesperiinae and Megathyminae. London: British Museum (Natural History). 499 p., pl. 54-88.

Janzen, D.H. and Hallwachs, W. 2018. Dynamic database for an inventory of the macrocaterpillar fauna, and its food plants and parasitoids, of Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), northwestern Costa Rica. Available at: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu (Accessed 1 July, 2018).

Warren, A.D., Davis, K.J., Stangeland, K.J., Pelham, J.P. and Grishin, N.V. 2017. Species Oxynthes corusca. Illustrated Lists of American Butterflies (North and South America) 21-XI-2017. [Online] Available at: http://www.butterfliesofamerica.com/L/t/Oxynthes_corusca_a.htm (Accessed 1 September, 2018.)


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