Butterflies collected using malaise traps as useful bycatches for ecology and conservation

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Augusto Henrique Batista Rosa
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0151-114X
Lucas Neves Perillo
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4291-4452
Frederico Siqueira Neves
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2691-3743
Danilo Bandini Ribeiro
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5343-9979
André Victor Lucci Freitas
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5763-4990

Abstract

From 2013 to 2016, a study using malaise was carried out throughout the Espinhaço Mountain range in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais and Bahia.  A total of 1,000 butterflies belonging to six families, namely Pieridae (n=353), Nymphalidae (n=274), Hesperiidae (n=205), Lycaenidae (n=139), Riodinidae (n=17), and Papilionidae (n=12), were captured during this period.  Because of the collecting method, most butterflies became mangled and resulted in faded colours, making them difficult to be identified.  Nevertheless, three interesting species were identified in the collected material as they were either threatened, endemic, or undescribed.  These new records highlight the importance of storing and making available all collected material, including bycatches, since this can provide important information for studies on ecology, taxonomy, and conservation.

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Rosa, A.H.B., Perillo, L.N., Neves, F.S., Ribeiro, D.B. and Freitas, A.V.L. 2019. Butterflies collected using malaise traps as useful bycatches for ecology and conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 9 (Jul. 2019), 14235–14237. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4919.11.9.14235-14237.
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Augusto Henrique Batista Rosa, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

PhD student

Lucas Neves Perillo, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Address: Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Also affiliate to: Bocaina Biologia da Conservação, Belo Horizonte, Brazil;

Frederico Siqueira Neves, Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Departamento de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil;

Danilo Bandini Ribeiro, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil.

Address: Instituto de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil.

André Victor Lucci Freitas, Departamento de Biologia Animal and Museu de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Departamento de Biologia Animal and Museu de Zoologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil;