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A note on the diversity of World Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera)

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Journal
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
0024-4066
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (Blackwell Publishing)
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Keywords
  • Butterflies
  • Diversity
  • Africa
  • S. America
  • S.E. Asia
  • N. America
  • Europe
  • Fauna

Abstract

Abstract Data are presented showing the number of butterfly species present in areas of different size. The species, area curve for South America starts at a higher value than that for Africa, indicating a greater species richness in a small area. It is also steeper, which indicates that there are more allopatric species. The relation for south-east Asia is more like that for South America than Africa.

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