Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626
MIELKE, Olaf Hermann Hendrik; EMERY, Eduardo de Oliveira and PINHEIRO, Carlos Eduardo Guimarães. The skippers (Lepidoptera, Hesperioidea, Hesperiidae) of the Distrito Federal, Brazil. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2008, vol.52, n.2, pp. 283-288. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262008000200008.
An updated list containing 335 species of skippers (Hesperiidae) found in the Distrito Federal (central Brazil), including data obtained from the literature, from several entomological collections, and from collecting of the authors, is presented. Species with presumed distribution in the region are not included. It is presented too, a supplementary list with 32 endemic species occuring in the Cerrado vegetation, from which 27 were found in the Distrito Federal.
Keywords : Central Brazil; cerrado; endemism; diversity; Neotropical.