The Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad Part 15, Hesperiinae, Genera Group M


  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI Bioscience Switzerland Centre, Delemont, Switzerland


Lepidopterlogy, Skipper Butterflies, Trinidad, Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Genera Group M, Morphology, Life cycle


Figures of adults and details of the taxonomy, history in Trinidad, description, identification and biology are given for the Trinidad species of Genera Group M: Hylephila p. phyleus (Drury), Polites vibex praeceps (Scudder), Wallengrenia otho clavus (Erichson), W. premnas (Wallengren), Pompeius pompeius (Latreille), P. amblyspila (Mabille), Anatrytone perfida (Möschler), Quasimellana eulogius (Plötz), Q. servilius (Möschler), Euphyes peneia (Godman), Arotis kayei (Bell), Metron c. chrysogastra (Butler) and M. noctis (Kaye). Of these, H. p. phyleus, Polites vibex praeceps, Pompeius pompeius and E. peneia are also reported from Tobago. Two species, Atalopodes c. campestris (Boisduval) and W. ophites (Mabille), have been recorded from Trinidad, but are considered to need confirmation. The life history of Q. eulogius is described and illustrated.





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