First records for fifteen species of Lepidoptera for Honduras

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During February 2012–February 2014, fifteen new lepidopterans new to Honduras were found on Cerro de Hula and Montaña de Izopo, near Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán. Eleven of these have known ranges north and south of Honduras, and thus were expected to occur. Four species are known only from countries north of Honduras; these new records imply range extensions. Many of these first country records involve species characteristic of oak woodlands, highlighting the need for research in this widespread and vulnerable habitat in Honduras.