A newly recognized subspecies of Danaus Kluk; Danaus cleophile jamaicensis (Nymphalidae: Danainae) from Jamaica, West Indies

Thomas W. Turner, Vaughan A. Turland


Previous authors identified morphological differences between the populations of Danaus cleophile Godart from Jamaica and Hispaniola. The Jamaican subspecies is smaller, darker in coloration, and has several slight but consistent wing pattern characters, and it is here described and named as Danaus cleophile jamaicensis Turner and Turland, n. ssp.


Caribbean, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Danainae, subspecies, cleophile

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