Knowledge of insect diversity in Brazil: challenges and advances.

@article{Rafael2009KnowledgeOI,
  title={Knowledge of insect diversity in Brazil: challenges and advances.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Albertino Rafael and Alexandre Pires Aguiar and Dalton de Souza Amorim},
  journal={Neotropical entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={565-70}
}
Insects will soon reach one million known species worldwide. Brazil, with about 9% of this total, and possibly another 400 thousand species yet to be discovered, harbors the highest insect diversity in the world. The country has a complement of about 140 active taxonomists, which means a quota of 3,600 insect species per professional. Each Brazilian… CONTINUE READING