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The Lepidoptera of Cousine Island , Seychelles

  title={The Lepidoptera of Cousine Island , Seychelles},
  author={James M. Lawrence},
Introduction This reports provides an overview of all Macro-lepidoptera collected on Cousine Island (4°20’S; 55°40’E) between 5 June 2002 and 30 April 2003. The topography, climate and vegetation of Cousine have been described by BOURQUIN (1996; 1997). Besides short publications on the butterflies of Cousine (BOURQUIN, ET AL. 2000; LAWRENCE 2000; LAWRENCE 2004a), and some brief unpublished notes on the Sphingidae moths (Lawrence 2003), very little has been written on the Lepidoptera of Cousine… 
Occurrence of the viable population of Chasmina candida (Walker, 1865) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Bagisarinae) on Praslin Island, Seychelles
The “large white” group of noctuids, belonging to the genus Chasmina Walker, 1856, includes at least fifteen virtually pure white species that are difficult to separate, including C. candida, which is most widespread in the Fiji archipelago.
New and recent records of hawk moths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Seychelles, with a description of a new insular subspecies
This study examines a recent sample containing two hawk moth species from Praslin and Mahé, Seychelles and describes Temnora fumosa seychellensis Bolotov & Spitsyn ssp.
New and recent records of moth and butterfly species (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from Praslin and Mahé Islands, Seychelles
It is highlighted that there is some evidence of faunal exchange between the two largest islands of the granitic Seychelles and that the lepidopteran fauna of Praslin has been largely underestimated.
Redescription of Thalassodes antithetica Herbulot, 1962, an endemic moth from Inner Seychelles (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae).
The Seychelles archipelago is characterized by an exceptionally high level of endemism in certain taxa, including at least 275 endemic species of Lepidoptera, but the emerald moth specimens are lacking in extensive samples obtained by earlier collectors.
Recent invasion of the Lime Swallowtail Papilio demoleus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) to Seychelles
The discovery of its non-native population recently established on Mahé, Seychelles highlights that generalist butterfly species associated with agricultural plants are rapidly spreading throughout remote oceanic islands such as the Inner SeYchelles.
Flat Wasp Fauna from Cousine Island, Seychelles, with Description of a New Species of Holepyris (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae)
The male of the previously described Seychelles species, Goniozus kiefferi Gordh is redescribed and its genitalia is described and illustrated for the first time; the Oriental species Megasprosternum cleonarovorum Gupta and Azevedo, previously known from India, is recorded from the SeYchelles and the Afrotropical region.
Comparative biometrics of a Seychelles island Borbo gemella (Lepidoptera: Hesperiinae) metapopulation
Although B. gemella is widespread, to date very little biometric work has been carried out on the various metapopulations of this species, which is particularly important for isolated island insect metapOPulations, as these island individuals may show distinct morphological characteristics compared with continental ones.


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