Revista de Biología Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7744
LUNA-REYES, Mercedes; LLORENTE-BOUSQUETS, Jorge e LUIS-MARTINEZ, Armando. Papilionoidea de la Sierra de Huautla, Morelos y Puebla, México (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2008, vol.56, n.4, pp. 1677-1716. ISSN 0034-7744.
Papilionoidea from Sierra de Huautla, Morelos and Puebla, México (Insecta: Lepidoptera). The Cuenca del Balsas region has significant biodiversity and endemicity of its herpetofauna, avifauna and vascular plants. Despite this, our knowledge of the Papilionoidea of the region is poor. We analyzed the local and temporal distribution of Papilionoidea at 24 localities in the states of Morelos and Puebla. The study sites are situated between 900 and 1300 m. a. s. l., and are composed of dry tropical forest (dtf). We recorded 8790 individuals of 83 genera and 142 species of Papilionoidea (sensu Kristensen, 1975), over 79 days of field work, with 2-4 days at each of the 24 localities. Twenty five species were newly recorded for the state of Puebla. Our data render Morelos and Puebla among the seven richest Mexican states, in terms of Papilionoidea diversity. Our results show that the Sierra de Huautla has the lowest diversity, but the highest standard abundance, compared to other Mexican regions with similar vegetation. Patterns of diversity and seasonal abundance are atypical, in that individuals of many species are unusually abundant during the wet months. Rev. Biol. Trop. 56 (4): 16771716. Epub 2008 December 12.
Palavras-chave : Bosque tropical; Cuenca del río Balsas; fenología; Mariposas; riqueza; selva baja caducifolia.