Rediscovery of <i>Chioides Marmorosa </i>in Cuba<i> </i>(Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).
Keywords:Antilles, Argentina, Atalopedes, Bahamas, behavior, Caribbean, Compositae, conservation, distribution, Dryas, Epargyreus, Eunica, extinction, Grenada, Heliconiinae, Heliconius, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Leguminosae, Nymphalidae, Papilio, Papilionidae, Paraguay, Pheraeus, St Vincent, Sapindaceae, Urbanus, Verbenaceae, voltinism, West Indies, Windward Islands
AbstractThe endemic Cuban skipper Chioides marmorosa, unrecorded for over seventy years, has been rediscovered at a site in La Habana Province. Previous descriptions of adult coloration, based on old museum specimens, are corrected. The habitat, flight behavior, and possible larval foodplant and voltinism of the butterfly are discussed. The size of the population is unknown, but the site adjoins cultivated land and requires rigorous protection and conservation.