The Urania (Geometrioidea: Uraniidae: Uraniinae) of Jamaica, West Indies
Three species of Uraniinae have been documented from Jamaica. These include the endemic but now extinct U. sloanus (Cramer), one doubtful record of the Cuban endemic U. boisduvalii (Herrich-Schäffer), and the subspecies U. fulgens poeyi (Guérin) which is considered to be an occasional stray to Jamaica from Cuba. This article documents their occurrences on the island and provides a consolidation of the fragmentary information published on Uraniidae found in Jamaica so far. The last year in which living specimens of Uranus sloanus were seen has also been in doubt. The last record found of observations of living specimens was in 1897.
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