Notes on the Lepidoptera of Huevos, Trinidad and Tobago


  • Kris Sookdeo
  • Matthew J.W. Cock CABI, Bakeham Lane, Egham TW20 9TY, United Kingdom


butterflies, moths


Lepidoptera of Huevos were surveyed during two-day visits in the dry season of 2014 and the wet season of 2015.  Butterflies were surveyed by searching during the day and a light trap was operated at night to sample moths. Thirteen species of butterfly and 35 species of moth were recorded. The moths are all documented with images of living individuals from Huevos. Fourteen of the moth species have not been recorded previously from Trinidad, although we here record that they are also found there. We document and illustrate several moth species which have not previously been found in Trinidad or Tobago, but cannot be identified satisfactorily at this time.





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