On-line version ISSN 1676-0603
BONFANTTI, Dayana et al. Butterflies's richness in two urban parks in Curitiba Parana, Brazil. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.2, pp. 247-253. ISSN 1676-0603. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1676-06032011000200025.
In order to contribute to the knowledge of butterflies of Curitiba, were studied two urban municipal parks, the Botanical Garden which has total area of 178,000 m² and has a grove of preserved Araucaria forest only for scientific research, and the Municipal Park of Barreirinha which has total area of 275,380 m² and the area used for sampling of free access to population, with predominance of reforested vegetation. After 10 months of sampling, totaling 240 hours, 787 individuals and 166 species were registered, distributed to the families: Hesperiidae - 46 spp. (27.7%), Nymphalidae - 75 spp. (45.2%), Pieridae - 17 spp. (10.3%), Lycaenidae - 13 spp. (7.8%), Papilionidae - 8 spp. (4.8%) and Riodinidae - 7 spp. (4.2%), among which 22 species are new records for Curitiba, belonging to the families: Hesperiidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae and Nymphalidae. About the recorded species, only 33% are considered common to the parks, Sorensen similarity index of 48% confirm that each location has a characteristic lepidopterofauna and distinct from each other.
Keywords : araucaria forest; butterflies; inventory.