Castnia invaria trinitatis Lathy 1925,

González, Jorge M. & Cock, Matthew J. W., 2004, A synopsis of the Castniidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad and Tobago, Zootaxa 762, pp. 1-19: 7-8

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158237

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:92392970-95FD-4341-AE4B-C1C61D8C0B1F

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BA87FE-FFEE-4558-FE85-FA58516CFE60

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scientific name

Castnia invaria trinitatis Lathy 1925
status

 

Castnia invaria trinitatis Lathy 1925  (Fig. 7)

Castnia icarus trinitatis Lathy  : Lathy (1925).

This variable species is commonly associated with Bromeliaceae  and is considered a minor pest of pineapple ( Ananas comosus  ) throughout most of its distribution (González 2003; González & Fernández Yépez 1993; Miller 1986; Orellana & Erazo 2001). Subspecies C. i. trinitatis  was named based on color patterns slightly different from the “typical form” of Castnia icarus  (i.e. C. invaria volitans Lamas  ) and “resembling the race penelope ” but “having hindwing above as in typical icarus  ” ( Lathy 1925). The only two specimens we have seen from Trinidad were collected by R. Dick. Lathy (1925) described ssp.

trinitatis based on these two males in Madame Fournier’s collection – these two syntypes are now in the BMNH.

Material Examined: ST. GEORGE: 2 ɗɗ (type series), St. Anne’s, R. Dick ( BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Castniidae

Genus

Castnia