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Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina

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SCHUHLI, Guilherme S.; NIHEI, Silvio S.  and  CARVALHO, Claudio J. B. de. A survey of the family Muscidae (Diptera) (except for Coenosiinae) from Mbaracayú forest, Paraguay. Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. [online]. 2011, vol.70, n.1-2, pp.129-136. ISSN 0373-5680.

A survey of the Muscid (Diptera) fauna of the Mbaracayú forest is presented. The forest is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located in Cuenca Alta del Río Jejuí, Canindeyú department, eastern Paraguay. The paper constitutes the first Muscid survey for Paraguay and contributes for the main priorities of the Paraguayan Plan Estratégico del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas. The specimens were sampled in five different biomes within the park area during 1996. The sampling method employed continuous sampling with malaise traps. The survey accounted for 22 genera and 52 species, comprising four genera (Dolichophaonia Carvalho, Haematobia Le Peletier, Sarcopromusca Townsend, and Stomoxys Geoffroy) and 21 species not yet registered for Paraguay. The results included sampled specimens information including biome, date and taxonomic position.

Keywords : Inventory; Biodiversity; Upper Paraná River; Checklist.

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