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The Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad. Part 20. Hesperiinae, Moncini: the Remaining Genera of Mostly Unmarked Brown Species: Eutocus, Eprius, Mnasicles, Methionopsis, Sodalia, Thargella, Nastra, Mnasilus, Mnasitheus and Papias

@article{Cock2013TheSB,
  title={The Skipper Butterflies (Hesperiidae) of Trinidad. Part 20. Hesperiinae, Moncini: the Remaining Genera of Mostly Unmarked Brown Species: Eutocus, Eprius, Mnasicles, Methionopsis, Sodalia, Thargella, Nastra, Mnasilus, Mnasitheus and Papias},
  author={Matthew J. W. Cock},
  journal={Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club},
  year={2013}
}
  • M. Cock
  • Published 30 September 2013
  • Biology
  • Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists' Club
Trinidad and Tobago skipper butterflies (Hesperiidae) of the tribe Moncini (genera Eutocus , Eprius, Mnasicles , Methionopsis , Sodalia , Thargella , Nastra , Mnasilus , Mnasitheus and Papias ) are treated and the adults illustrated. Details are given of the taxonomy, history, identification and biology of the 10-11 Trinidad species in these genera. Thargella caura caura (Plotz) is recorded from Tobago for the first time, while Eprius veleda veleda (Godman) is shown to have been misidentified… 
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