Six New Records of Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) from Trinidad, West Indies

Authors

  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham TW20 9TY, United Kingdom
  • Scott Alston-Smith 13 Hopeton Crown Trace, Black Rock, Tobago

Keywords:

Pieridae, Hesperiidae, Hedylidae, Ochnaceae

Abstract

Details of six new butterfly records from Trinidad are presented: Phoebis agarithe (Boisduval) (Pieridae), Macrosoma ustrinaria (Herrich-Schäffer) (Hedylidae), Udranomia kikkawai (A.G. Weeks), Telemiades squanda Evans (Hesperiidae, Eudaminae), Morvina morvus para Evans (Hesperiidae, Pyrginae) and Thoon modius (Mabille) (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae). Notes on the biology of U. kikkawai, reared on Ouratea guildingii (Ochnaceae) are presented. The total number of butterfly species known from Trinidad is now 781.

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Published

2017-12-31

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Research Papers