Distributional area of Aclytia terra (Lepidoptera; Erebidae).

Aclytia terra is a species first described by Schaus, 1896 (https://archive.org/details/journalofnewyork41896newy/page/133/mode/1up?view=theater). Hampson, 1898 also described the species and provided a figure (https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid01brituoft/page/458/mode/1up?view=theater, https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid13brit/page/n73/mode/2up?view=theater). The species was previously known to brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Mato Grosso, Goiás and Rondônia; and Argentina and Ecuador countries (Ferro, 2007).

To improve the knowledge of the species distribution, I compared Inaturalist observations with Hampson illustration and BOLD Systems images (https://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=355032). The search was made in the brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Distrito Federal, Bahia, Tocantins, Pará, Amazonas and Rondônia; argentinian provinces of Misiones and Corrientes; and in the countries of Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. Photos of adults previously identified at least in the subfamily Arctiinae was checked. "Research grade" observations was excluded of the search.

It was found 53 observations recognized as Aclytia terra: 6 from Rio Grande do Sul, 21 from Paraná, 3 from São Paulo, 1 from Rio de Janeiro, 1 from Minas Gerais, 18 from Misiones, 1 from Corrientes, 1 from Peru, 1 from Ecuador and 1 from Guatemala.

This is the first evidence of this species to Minas Gerais. It can be the first evidence of this species for Peru, Ecuador and Guatemala, but I was unable to confirm or refute this evidence.


Ferro, Viviane Gianluppi. Diversidade de mariposas Arctiidae (Lepidoptera) do cerrado. 2007. Tese (doutorado) - Curso de ecologia, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, 2007.

Publicado el 12 de octubre de 2023 a las 03:33 PM por regisrafael regisrafael


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