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Title: Atlantic butterflies : a data set of fruit-feeding butterfly communities from the Atlantic forests.
Authors: Santos, Jessie Pereira dos
Freitas, André Victor Lucci
Brown Junior, Keith Spalding
Carreira, Junia Yasmin Oliveira
Gueratto, Patrícia Eyng
Rosa, Augusto Henrique Batista
Lourenço, Giselle Martins
Accacio, Gustavo Mattos
Prado, Marcio Uehara
Iserhard, Cristiano Agra
Richter, Aline
Gawlinski, Karine
Romanowski, Helena Piccoli
Mega, Nicolás Oliveira
Teixeira, Melissa Oliveira
Moser, Alfred
Ribeiro, Danilo Bandini
Araujo, Poliana Felix
Filgueiras, Bruno Karol Cordeiro
Melo, Douglas Henrique Alves
Leal, Inara Roberta
Beirão, Marina do Vale
Ribeiro, Sérvio Pontes
Barbosa, Elaine Cristina Cambui
Vasconcelos, Rodrigo Nogueira
Cardoso, Márcio Zikán
Paluch, Marlon
Greve, Roberto Rezende
Voltolini, Julio Cesar
Rodrigues, Mauro Galetti
Regolin, André Luis
Souza, Thadeu Sobral
Ribeiro, Milton Cezar
Keywords: Biodiversity hotspot
Neotropical region
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: SANTOS, J. P. dos. et al. Atlantic butterflies: a data set of fruit-feeding butterfly communities from the Atlantic forests. Ecology, v. 99, n. 12, p. 2875, out. 2018. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 12 maio 2021.
Abstract: Butterflies are one of the best-known insect groups, and they have been the subject of numerous studies in ecology and evolution, especially in the tropics. Much attention has been given to the fruit-feeding butterfly guild in biodiversity conservation studies, due to the relative ease with which taxa may be identified and specimens sampled using bait traps. However, there remain many uncertainties about the macroecological and biogeographical patterns of butterflies in tropical ecosystems. In the present study, we gathered information about fruit-feeding butterfly species in local communities from the Atlantic Forests of South America. The ATLANTIC BUTTERFLIES data set, which is part of ATLANTIC SERIES data papers, results from a compilation of 145 unpublished inventories and 64 other references, including articles, theses, and book chapters published from 1949 to 2018. In total, the data set contains 7,062 records (presence) of 279 species of fruit-feeding butterflies identified with taxonomic certainty, from 122 study locations. The Satyrini is the tribe with highest number of species (45%) and records (30%), followed by Brassolini, with 13% of species and 12.5% of records. The 10 most common species correspond to 14.2% of all records. This data set represents a major effort to compile inventories of fruit-feeding butterfly communities, filling a knowledge gap about the diversity and distribution of these butterflies in the Atlantic Forest. We hope that the present data set can provide guidelines for future studies and planning of new inventories of fruit-feeding butterflies in this biome. The information presented here also has potential use in studies across a great variety of spatial scales, from local and landscape levels to macroecological research and biogeographical research. We expect that such studies be very important for the better implementation of conservation initiatives, and for understanding the multiple ecological processes that involve fruit-feeding butterflies as biological indicators. No copyright restrictions apply to the use of this data set. Please cite this Data paper when using the current data in publications or teaching events.
ISSN: 1939-9170
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