On Wednesday we went back to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to see if we could find specimens of Chamberlain's Yellow Pyrisitia chamberlaini amongst the collection of specimens taken by Prof. David S. Smith in the Bahamas. This butterfly is only known from the Bahamas and from one small site in the east of Cuba. On our previous visits to the Museum we had concentrated on the collections from Cuba and we knew there were no specimens of this butterfly amongst them but sure enough there were quite a few amongst the Smith collection from the Bahamas. I am grateful as always to Dr James Hogan for his assistance and allowing us access. All of the currently described species for Cuba now have at least one photograph though of course these are not always of Cuban specimens. My thanks also to Shaun Waters who gave useful advice on identification of the Hawk-moths that we have found in Cuba. Shaun volunteers at the Museum and specialises in the Sphingidae.
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