Jamaican Skipper

Published: December 3rd, 2012

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Jamaican Skipper

University of Florida researcher Andrew Warren displays the holotype specimen of a new genus and species of skipper butterfly from Jamaica in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity on the UF campus. Warren co-authored a study appearing Dec. 3, 2012, in Tropical Lepidoptera Research, a bi-annual print journal, describing Troyus turneri, which was discovered in the Cockpit Country, Jamaica’s last wilderness. The species was named based on one female and one male specimen collected within a quarter mile of each another.

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