Forty-five New Records of Moths (Lepidoptera) from Tobago, W.I., Increase the Total Species Known to 400


  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham TW20 9TY, United Kingdom
  • Matt Kelly 116 North Shore Road, Petersburgh, NY 12138, USA


biology, citizen science, Trinidad, Bombycoidea, Gelechioidea, Noctuoidea, Pyraloidea, Zygaenoidea


Details of 45 new moth records from Tobago are presented, including species of Cossidae (1), Crambidae (14), Dalceridae
(1), Erebidae (7), Geometridae (9), Limacodidae (3), Megalopygidae (1), Noctuidae (1), Nolidae (1), Notodontidae (1),
Oecophoridae (1), Pyralidae (2), Sphingidae (2), and Uraniidae (1). All records are based solely on photographs, and
representative images are included as vouchers. Forty-two species were identified as adults and three as caterpillars. The
total number of moth species known from Tobago is now 400. All reported species are also known from Trinidad (although
some records represent the first notification for Trinidad), apart from Trocodima lenistriata (Dognin) (Erebidae, Arctiinae,
Phaegopterini) and Eulepidotis sp. (Erebidae, Eulepidotinae), which are not so far known from Trinidad.





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