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Brazilian Journal of Biology
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MOTTA, P. C.. Butterflies from the Uberlândia region, Central Brazil: species list and biological comments. Braz. J. Biol. [online]. 2002, vol.62, n.1, pp.151-163. ISSN 1519-6984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-69842002000100017.
A total of 251 butterfly species were recorded in Uberlândia region, with collecting concentrated mainly in forest areas. Aspects of geographic distribution of some Ithomiinae, as well as interactions of both adults and immatures with plants, and reproduction periods for the more abundant species are discussed. Collections in open, riverside, and wetland areas, as well as the use of bait, should substantially increase the number of species.
Keywords : butterfly; Lepidoptera; Ithomiinae; diversity; cerrado; mesophytic forest.