Check List 6(2): 316-318, doi: 10.15560/6.2.316
Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae, Heliconius sara apseudes (Hübner, 1813): distribution extension
expand article infoCristiano Agra Iserhard, Ana Kristina Silva, Marina Todeschini de Quadros, Daniel Souza Castro, Helena Piccoli Romanowski
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This work presents new records and extends the geographic distribution of Heliconius sara apseudes in the Atlantic Forest of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Five new records were taken along butterfly inventories carried out between 2005 and 2010 in distinct phytophysiognomies at Rio Grande do Sul northeast region: Swamp Forest, Atlantic Forest stricto sensu and Araucaria Moist Forest. The fact that all registers occurred in well preserved habitats of the Atlantic Forest emphasizes the need of conservation of this biome in Rio Grande do Sul.