By J. B. Heppner (auth.), J. B. Heppner (eds.)
This list doesn't supercede the other since it is the 1st of its variety for the Neotropical quarter. It represents the end result of numerous years training by way of the con tributing authors and editor, following the initiation of the "Atlas" undertaking within the autumn of 1978. The collaborators to the venture proceed their paintings, both for "Atlas" fascicles or for the extra rapid of entirety of the rest 5 components of the record. The aim of the venture is to supply a starting place paintings at the Neotropical Lepidoptera, illustrated to the level attainable and encompassing a close textual content protecting the fundamental info recognized for every defined species (original quotation, synonymy, analysis, variety, flight consistent with iod and hosts). New species might be defined as every one writer unearths worthy, however the basic objective is before everything to rfile the entire species already recognized. Efforts to rfile the Lepidoptera faunas of person international locations in Latin the USA are fairly illogical, for the reason that typically upwards of eighty% of the complete Neotropical fauna is represented in each one coun try out having tropical woodland and, hence, such works must take care of lots of the conti nental fauna. The "Atlas" venture covers the total area firstly yet as a coopera tive undertaking between all New global nations.