Distribution: Mexico to Brazil; Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guadeloupe.
Type locality: Puerto Rico.
Synonyms: Opharus albipunctatus Druce 1884.
Source of record: Gowdey collection, I.O.J.; Forbes (1917); Gowdey (1926).
Dr. Tom Turner (pers. comm.) suggests that this species is "so
common that no one has bothered to collect a good series".
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Druce (1884) pl. 10, fig. 11 (
as' Opharus albipunctatus').
Notes: the illustration here is of a specimen from Guadeloupe in my collection.
Eastern Caribbean this is a species of deep rainforest and this may be also be
the case in Jamaica.
| BACK TO SPECIES LIST |