Guadeloupe, Piton de Sainte-Rose, 25-X-1984


Guadeloupe, Petit-Bourg, Meynard, 1-IV-1990

Hyalurga vinosa (Drury, 1773)

Arctiidae Pericopinae


Hyalurga horologica (Goeze)
Hyalurga ergolis (Walker)
Hyalurga domingonis (Butler)
Hyalurga diastilba Hering


The individuals from the French Antilles differ slightly from the Hyalurga vinosa specimens in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris collection, which come from the Greater Antilles. Nevertheless, since the vinosa type specimen was described from Antigua, we consider that Hyalurga specimens from Guadeloupe and Martinique belong to H. vinosa Drury.

Biology and distribution

Larva on Heliotropium indicum.

Guadeloupe: very rare, 12 individuals during 5 years of observations, (8 at Piton de Ste-Rose).
Martinique: very rare.

St-Kitts, Antigua (type specimen).
Jamaica, Dominican Republic.


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