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


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


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.