The cerambycid fauna of the tropical dry forest of the Sierra of Huautla, Morelos, Mexico, is described. Collections were made between November 1995 and October 1996, during 5 d of every month, and collection methods included light trapping, Malaise trapping, and netting, sweeping and beating. A total of 153 species, 91 genera, 32 tribes, and four subfamilies was recorded. The subfamily with the greatest number of species was Cerambycinae with 78, followed by Lamiinae with 67, Lepturinae with six, and Prioninae with two. The tribes with the largest number of genera and species were Trachyderini with 13 and 17 and Acanthocini with 12 and 23. The genera with the most species were Phaea Newman with 11 and Lepturges Bates with eight. Estimated richness values using the nonparametric estimators ICE and Chao 2 were 251 and 241, respectively. A few species were very abundant, but many were represented by only a few individuals. The diversity value calculated with the Shannon Index over the entire year was 3.86. Species richness and abundance varied with time, with the highest values recorded in the rainy season and lowest values in the dry season. The fauna was more similar to the fauna of Chamela, Jalisco, than to El Aguacero, Chiapas, and consists of 65% species endemic to Mexico.
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