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GRADIENTS IN BUTTERFLY SPECIES DIVERSITY IN AN URBAN AREA IN BRAZIL

@article{Ruszczyk1992GRADIENTSIB,
  title={GRADIENTS IN BUTTERFLY SPECIES DIVERSITY IN AN URBAN AREA IN BRAZIL},
  author={A. Ruszczyk and A. M. Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Journal of The Lepidopterists Society},
  year={1992},
  volume={46},
  pages={255-264}
}
  • A. Ruszczyk, A. M. Araújo
  • Published 1992
  • Biology
  • Journal of The Lepidopterists Society
  • The diversity (Shannon-Weaver) of butterflies throughout the urbanized area of Porto Alegre, Brazil, was analyzed using 109 sampling areas within three char­ acteristic zones of urbanization: buildings (B), houses and buildings (HB), and houses (H). Highest diversity was found in the periphery of the houses zone (H) one to two kilometers beyond the perimeter of the houses and bUildings zone (HB). From zone H to zone HB we observed a significant decrease in diversity and a small overlap in… CONTINUE READING
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