New records and identifications of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) from Tobago, West Indies


  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham TW20 9TY, United Kingdom
  • Matt Kelly 116 North Shore Road, Petersburgh, NY 12138, USA
  • Amy E. Deacon Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies
  • Mark Gibson Sustainable Innovation Initiatives, Inc., 9735 SW 166 Terrace, Miami, FL 33157, USA


Trinidad, Crambidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae, Geometridae, Hedylidae, Hesperiidae, Lasiocampidae, Megalopygidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae, Nymphalidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Pyralidae, Uraniidae


Details of 54 new butterfly and moth records from Tobago are presented, including species of Crambidae (9), Erebidae (18), Euteliidae (1), Geometridae (10), Hedylidae (1), Hesperiidae (1), Lasiocampidae (1), Megalopygidae (1), Noctuidae (3), Nolidae (2), Notodontidae (1), Nymphalidae (1), Papilionidae (1), Pieridae (1), Pyralidae (2), and Uraniidae (1). Five corrections of names previously used are also reported. All records are based solely on photographs, and representative images are included as vouchers. The total number of species known from Tobago is now 466 moths, and 157 butterflies. All newly reported species are also known from Trinidad (although some have not been previously published from Trinidad).





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