Diversidad de mariposas diurnas en la reserve privada Yacutinga, provincia de Misiones, Argentina (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea y Papilionoidea).

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An inventory of the Rhopalocera species is presented in an attempt to disseminate the knowledge of diurnal butterflies of the Yacutinga Private Reserve - an area of high biodiversity in the Argentine Atlantic rainforest. The inventory was conducted during 12 collecting sessions between 2002 to 2008. A checklist is given, including 572 species, with 74 new records for Argentina, which represents the largest list for any site in Argentina. A new undescribed subspecies of Myscelus pardalina (C. Felder & R. Felder, 1867), is illustrated for the first time. The results of the survey are compared with similar surveys in the south of Brazil.


Atlantic rainforest; conservation; diversity; endangered species; Hesperiidae; Myscelus; Misiones; Neotropical; species richness; unrecorded species

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