Butterfly discovery highlights importance of biodiversity research

A new species of skipper butterfly has been described by scientists from the University of Florida after being discovered in Jamaica.

The Troyus turneri was found in Cockpit Country and it is hoped the discovery will encourage the conservation of Jamaica’s last remaining wilderness area.

The study suggests the need for further biodiversity research on the island. This was the first butterfly discovery since 1995 in an area thought to have been thoroughly researched.

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