New records of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) from Tobago, West Indies, with two new combinations and one new synonym in Erebidae


  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY
  • Rainer N. Deo Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Forestry Division, Wildlife Section
  • Mark C. Gibson Sustainable Innovation Initiatives, Inc.
  • Amy E. Deacon Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine
  • Stephanie M. Tran Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, TX 76019
  • Matt Kelly 116 North Shore Road, Petersburgh, NY 12138
  • Aaron Wheeler 13 Sanctuary Villas, Black Rock


Trinidad, Aididae, Crambidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae, Geometridae, Lasiocampidae, Limacodidae, Noctuidae, Nolidae, Notodontidae, Nymphalidae, Pyralidae, Sphingidae, Tortricidae


Details of two new butterfly and 65 new moth records from Tobago are presented, including species of Aididae (1), Crambidae (8), Erebidae (23), Euteliidae (1), Geometridae (12), Lasiocampidae (1), Limacodidae (1), Noctuidae (5), Nolidae (3), Notodontidae (2), Nymphalidae (2), Pyralidae (5), Sphingidae (2) and Tortricidae (1). All except one of these records are based solely on photographs from life, and representative images are included as vouchers. One duplicate record in the Tobago checklist is corrected and two species are reidentified. The total number of Lepidoptera species known from Tobago is now 524 moths and 159 butterflies. All newly reported species except one are also known from Trinidad (although some have not been previously published from Trinidad). Rhosologia pantina Schaus, 1901 is a new synonym of Scolecocampa xanthipterygia Kaye, 1901. Ophisma ablunaris Guenée, 1852, currently in the combination Achaea ablunaris is placed in the new combination Mimophisma ablunaris. Bleptina dejecta Schaus, 1916 is placed in the new combination, Monochroides dejecta.





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