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Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of an urban park in northeastern Brazil

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Author(s):
Melo, Douglas H. A. [1] ; Duarte, Marcelo [2] ; Mielke, Olaf H. H. [3] ; Robbins, Robert K. [4] ; Freitas, Andre V. L. [5, 6]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Pernambuco, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, Ctr Ciencias Biol, Cidade Univ, Ave Prof Moraes Rego 1235, BR-50670901 Recife, PE - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Ave Nazare 481, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Zool, Lab Estudos Lepidoptera Neotrop, Caixa Postal 19020, BR-81531980 Curitiba, PR - Brazil
[4] Smithsonian Inst, Dept Entomol, POB 37012, NHB Stop 105, Washington, DC 20013 - USA
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Cidade Univ Zeferino Vaz, Rua Monteiro Lobato 255, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[6] Museu Hist Nat, Cidade Univ Zeferino Vaz, Rua Monteiro Lobato 255, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Biota Neotropica; v. 19, n. 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Despite being one of the groups most well studied in Brazil, the butterfly fauna of northeastern Brazil, especially north of the mouth of Sao Francisco River, is poorly known. The aim of this study was to inventory the butterfly fauna in a remnant of Atlantic Forest in the state of Pernambuco as a contribution to understanding the distribution of these insects. The study was carried out in a 384.7 hectares fragment of Parque Estadual Dois Irmaos, in the metropolitan region of Recife. The butterflies were sampled monthly with insect nets from August 2011 to July 2012 and from January to August 2016. Additional records were obtained from two entomological collections and from two previous visits to the area in July 2003 and August 2006. A total of 273 species was sampled in 464 hours, with an additional 15 species recorded from the Entomological Collections, totaling 288 butterfly species recorded. The richest family was Hesperiidae (108 species), followed by Nymphalidae (80), Lycaenidae (43) Riodinidae (37), Pieridae (16) and Papilionidae (4). The fauna was dominated by generalist species with a broad geographical distribution, many of them commonly found on open areas, forest edges and secondary vegetation. Roeberella lencates (Hewitson, 1875) and Pheles atricolor atricolor (Butler, 1871) (Riodinidae) represent new records for northeastern Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/50225-3 - Natural history, phylogeny and conservation of Neotropical Lepidoptera
Grantee:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/50260-6 - Structure and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrative approach
Grantee:Lúcia Garcez Lohmann
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants