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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.19 no.2 Curitiba June 2002

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752002000200007 

The Geometroidea (Lepidoptera) from Cuba described by Herrich-Schäffer in the Gundlach collection, Havana

 

 

Vitor O. Becker

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade de Brasília. Caixa Postal 04525, 70919-970 Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil. Research Associate. E-mail: vbecker@serrabonita.org

 

 


ABSTRACT

The taxonomic status of 35 nominal species of Geometroidea from Cuba described by Herrich-Schäffer is discussed. Type material of 33 nominal species preserved in Coll. Gundlach, Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Havana, is evaluated. Thirty four species names are recognized, 11 species names are synonymized, six new combinations, six reinstated synonymies and four species recalled from synonymy are established, and one new species is proposed.

Key words: Geometroidea, Taxonomy, Cuba, Herrich-Schäffer, Gundlach


 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. The present work would not have been possible without the collaboration of the staff of the IES, its Directors: Biol. Pedro Pérez and Biol. Ada Camacho, and the following staff members who gave all the support either in the laboratory or, especially, by companionship and help in the field: Dr. Rafael Alayo, Biol. Luiz de Armas, Biol. Eduviges Valdés, Biol. Melba Hernández, and Mr. Pedro Ortega. I am particularly indebted to Dr. Pastor Alayo who provided me with much valuable information related to this project and supplied several specimens that filled gaps in my collection; and to his wife Blanca, for the kindness she showed me during several visits to their home. Finally to those who allowed to study the collections under their care, and read this manuscript presenting several corrections and suggestions that improved this work significantly: Dr. D. S. Fletcher, K. Sattler, L. Pitkin and M. Scoble (BMNH) and Dr. D. C. Ferguson (USNM). Mr. W. Cavalcanti, EMBRAPA-CPAC, Planaltina, DF, Brazil, made the line drawings.

 

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Recebido em 21.II.2001; aceito em 06.V.2002.

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