The following nine species of Symploce are found in the West Indies: bicolor (Beauvois), cristata Rehn & Hebard, flagellata Hebard, hebardi Princis, jamaicana (Rehn), morsei Hebard, munda Gurney, pallens (Stephens) and ruficollis (Fabricius). All but pallens occur only in the West Indies. S. pallens is an African species and probably the most widely distributed member of the genus. Generic characters are redefined, and all the above species are redescribed using some characters not previously considered. A key is given for the males.