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Long-term stability of the hawkmoth fauna (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in a protected area of Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest

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Autor(es):
Chiquetto-Machado, Pedro I. [1] ; Amorim, Felipe W. [2] ; Duarte, Marcelo [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Museu Zool, Ave Nazare, 481 Ipiranga, BR-04263000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Biociencias, Dept Bot, LEPI, Rua Prof Dr Antonio Celso Wagner Zanin 250, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF INSECT CONSERVATION; v. 22, n. 2, p. 277-286, APR 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Hawkmoths are an important component of tropical ecosystems, with significant roles as herbivores and pollinators. These moths can be used as indicators in biodiversity assessments because they can be easily sampled and identified. However, hawkmoths have seldom been surveyed over the long term for this purpose, especially in the Neotropical region. Considering that long-term datasets are of indisputable importance for understanding and monitoring temporal changes in biodiversity, this study assessed long-term changes in the hawkmoth fauna in a protected Atlantic Rain Forest area over a period of 64 years. We used historical and recent empirical datasets to ask whether faunal-diversity patterns and species composition have changed over time. We used individual- and sample-based rarefaction and extrapolation curves based on Hill number (diversity order of q = 0) to compare species richness, and the probability version of the abundance-based Chao-Jaccard index to assess beta diversity over time. To assess changes in faunal composition, we conducted a nonmetric multidimensional scaling analysis and performed an analysis of similarities to test whether the community composition has changed. Our results clearly showed long-term stability of the hawkmoth community over the 64 years, despite the growing human-induced landscape changes that occurred in the region surrounding the study area during the last 6 decades. This study emphasizes the importance of large remnants of Atlantic Forest for long-term maintenance of both functional diversity and ecosystem functioning. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 02/13898-0 - Sistemática, bionomia e evolução dos Lepidoptera neotropicais
Beneficiário:Marcelo Duarte da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 12/12087-0 - Estrutura e composição da comunidade de esfingídeos (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) atraídos por luz da Estação Biológica de Boracéia, Salesópolis, São Paulo
Beneficiário:Pedro Ivo Chiquetto Machado
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado
Processo FAPESP: 10/14682-8 - Biossistemática de Lycaenidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera) dos remanescentes de Mata Atlântica, com ênfase para a Região Sudeste do Brasil
Beneficiário:Marcelo Duarte da Silva
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 11/50225-3 - História natural, filogenia e conservação de lepidópteros neotropicais
Beneficiário:André Victor Lucci Freitas
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOTA - Regular