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Lamas, G.
The Castniidae and Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) of the Tambopata Reserved Zone, Madre de Dios, Peru: A preliminary list
Revista Peruana de Entomología
Journal Article
Reserva Nacional Tambopata Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene invertebrates insects butterflies inventories diversity checklist Castnia licus abundance moths Madre de Dios Bibliography
Five species of butterflies of Castniidae and 43 of Sphingidae were collected in the TRZ between 1980 and 1984, in an area of 2 km-2. Castnia licus is the most common species in the TRZ; however, its population density does not appear to be as great as in other places in east Peru. The species appears to be polymorphic, with at least three phenotypes observed among the material obtained. With the exception of Castnia licus all the species of the Castniidae family are scarce in nature. About 25 species have been reported in Peru; of these, 12-15 are present in Tambopata. The number (43) of Sphingidae found in the ZRT is slightly less than those found in other localities which have been more intensively sampled. This is due to the sporadic nature of the collecting and the low intensity of sampling. It is conservatively estimated that between 100 and 120 species of Sphingidae may be present at Tambopata. All the material cited in this work has been deposited in the collections of the Department of Entomology of the Javier Prado Museum of Natural History of the UNMSM (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima).