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Index to Lepidoptera

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This chapter of the book Butterflies of the Cayman Islands presents an index to lepidoptera and maps of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The book enables the identification of each of the 57 species of butterfly that has been recorded from the Cayman Islands. There is a description of every butterfly, stressing its most important characteristics, with photographs of living and mounted specimens. The distribution, history and biology of each species are reviewed and the plants which provide adult butterflies with nectar or feed their caterpillars are tabulated. A general introduction includes a discussion of the affinities and size of the Caymanian butterfly fauna.

Keywords: adult butterflies; Cayman Islands; lepidoptera

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