Time filter

Source Type

Camacan, Brazil

Munoz A.,University Estadual Of Santa Cruz | Becker V.O.,Reserva Serra Bonita | Delabie J.H.C.,Laboratorio Of Mirmecologia | Delabie J.H.C.,University Estadual Of Santa Cruz
Sociobiology | Year: 2012

We studied ant assemblages associated with plants of genus Piper (Piperaceae) in the undergrowth of a fragment of Atlantic Forest in Southeastern of State of Bahia. The study was conducted in Serra Bonita Natural Reserve, in Camacan and Pau-Brazil municipalities. Hand collections of ants were made on four species oí Piper during seven months; 56 ant species were collected. The genus Camponotus, Pheidole and Crematogasterwere the most abundant. We highlighted the occurrence of Linepithema spp. given their scarce records in the region. Few ants were observed simultaneously (up to five) per plant duringeach survey. Rarefaction curves showed that collections were not exhaustive. The Shannon index showed that Piper caldense presented the largest ant diversity occurrence, perhaps due to its higher amount of resources available. The ant community in the undergrowth of the Atlantic forest appears to be diverse, although the species found in Piper constitute only a fraction of the diversity that really occurs in this stratum of the forest.

Becker V.O.,Reserva Serra Bonita
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia | Year: 2011

The taxonomic placement and provenance of Hypopyra inconspicua Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera, Thyrididae). Tanyodes inconspicua (Herrich-Schäffer) comb. nov. is transferred from Spirama Guenée (Noctuidae, Catocalinae) to Striglininae (Thyrididae), as a senior synonym of Ortogramma rufitibia R. Felder & Rogenhofer syn. nov. and Tanyodes ochracea Möschler syn. nov., and from the African to the Neotropical fauna.

Luz F.A.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Goncalves G.L.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Goncalves G.L.,University of Tarapaca | Moreira G.R.P.,Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul | Becker V.O.,Reserva Serra Bonita
ZooKeys | Year: 2014

Three new cecidogenous species of Palaeomystella Fletcher (Lepidoptera, Momphidae) from the Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest are described. Larvae of P. fernandesi Moreira & Becker, sp. n., P. rosaemariae Moreira & Becker, sp. n. and P. tavaresi Becker & Moreira, sp. n. induce galls, respectively, on Tibouchina sellowiana (Cham.) Cogn., T. asperior (Cham.) Cogn. and T. fissinervia (Schrank & Mart. ex DC.) Cogn. (Melastomataceae). Adults, immature stages and galls are illustrated, and data on life history and a preliminary analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences, including related species, are also provided. © Fernando A. Luz et al.

The following taxa, formerly misplaced, are transferred to Agaristinae based on characters of genitalia and, especially, on the presence of a prominence on the frons of head, a character absent in the Arctiinae: Acyclania Dognin, 1911, Chlanidophora Berg, 1877 and Graphelysia Hampson, 1911 from the Arctiinae; Cyanohypsa Giacomelli, 1911 from the Pericopinae [= Pericopini]; Oxytaphora Dyar, 1917 from the Amphipyrinae; Cabralia judsoni Schaus, 1933 from the Ophiderinae [= Catocalinae] to Rhosus Walker, 1854 [= Rhosus judsoni (Schaus) comb. nov.]; Caularisia gen. nov. is proposed to include C. zikani (Schaus, 1933) comb. nov.; Gerra radiata sp. nov. is described from Brazil; Caridarctia Hampson, 1901 syn. nov. [= Chlanidophora Berg]; Chlanidophora mariae Köhler, 1924 syn. nov. [= Acyclania tenebrosa Dognin], Aucula particolor Dyar, 1914 syn. nov. and Gerra pulchra Draudt, 1919 syn. nov. [= Darcetina sublata (Walker, [1865])]; lectotypes are designated for Caularis zikani Schaus, 1933 and for Aucula particolor Dyar, 1914. © 2010 Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia.

Eigtheen species of Neotropical Dichrorampha (D. obliqua Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. brusquaea Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. mnesisocia Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. atomosa Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. limae Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. horata Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. rhaphidagus Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. telaria Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. phoreosocia Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. ischyros Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. albicans Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. brevis Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. ochripalpana Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. laevigata Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. loncheres Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. ipameriae Razowski & Becker, sp. n., D. deindentata Razowski & Beckek, sp. n., D. opipara Razowski & Becker, sp. n.) and the unknown female of one species (Dichrorampha chloantha Razowski) are described. History of studies and systematics of Dichrorampha are discussed.

Discover hidden collaborations