Scientific note: Astraptes talus in Jamaica, West Indies (Hesperiidae: Eudaminae).

T. Turner, V. Turland, D. Newell


The occurrence, distribution and notes on the biology of Astraptes talus (Cramer) in Jamaica are discussed. Mucuna pruriens (L) DC (Fabaceae) is recorded as a local native larval food plant.


Jamaica; early collecting records; Eudaminae; Fabaceae; Mucuna; immature stages; parishes; distribution

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