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Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina

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Abstract

BECCACECE, Hernán M et al. Hawkmoths richness (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of the Serrano Forest in "La Quebrada Park" natural hydrologic reserve and its surroundings (Córdoba, Argentina). Rev. Soc. Entomol. Argent. [online]. 2011, vol.70, n.1-2, pp. 137-140. ISSN 0373-5680.

The Serrano Forest of Cordoba is an important area in terms of biodiversity. The sphingid adults are large, mostly nocturnal moths with nectar-feeding habits. The hawkmoths are involved, among other roles, in pollination. The richness and distribution of the species are poorly known in this province. The aim of this study was to determine the hawkmoths richness of the Serrano Forest in "La Quebrada Park" natural hydrologic reserve and its surroundings. We sampled an area in the Sierras Chicas (province of Córdoba, Argentina) using light traps from December to April 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. A total of 12 species, belonging to the subfamilies Macroglossinae and Sphinginae, were found. Eight species are new records for the study area.

Keywords : Moths; Serrano Forest; Cordoba; Argentina; Checklist.

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