The Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad. Part 13, Hesperiinae, Genera Group K


  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI Bioscience Switzerland Centre, 1 Rue des Grillons, CH-2800 Delemont, Switzerland


Lepidopterology, Skipper Butterflies, Butterfly collection, Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Genera Group K


Details are given of the taxonomy, history, description, identification and biology of the 12 genera and 22 Trinidad and Tobago species of Genera Group K of the Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera). The female of Enosis blotta Evans is described for the first time. Enosis achelous achelous (Plötz) and Damas clavus (Herrich-Shäffer) are new records for Trinidad, and Perichares deceptus fulvimargo (Butler) is removed from the Trinidad list. Moeros moeros Möschler, known from Trinidad only from the holotype of its synonym Argon casca Bell, needs confirmation as a Trinidad species. One species, E. blotta Evans, has Only been recorded from Trinidad and is a possible endemic. All 22 species are illustrated as adults, and the early stages are illustrated for Ebusus ebusus ebusus (Stoll), Argon lota (Hewitson), Talides sergestus (Cramer), Talides sinois (Hübner), Telles arcalaus (Stoll), Cobalus virbius virbius (Cramer), Perichares philetes (Gmelin), and Orses cynisca (Swainson). Three genera and three species also occur in Tobago; Talides sergestus was previously recorded from Tobago as T. sinois.





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