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Published: 2016-08-29

Erythrodiplax ana sp. nov. (Odonata: Libellulidae) from Brazilian palm swamps

Department of Hydrobiology, Federal University of São Carlos–UFSCar, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
Departament of Biological Sciences, Graduate Program in Entomology, São Paulo University – USP, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Biology Institute, Federal University of Uberlândia–UFU, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Department of Biological Sciences, São Paulo State University–UNESP, Assis, São Paulo, Brazil
Odonata Dragonfly new species taxonomy Cerrado Brazil


Erythrodiplax ana sp. nov. (male holotype, six male and three female paratypes), collected in Vereda wetlands (a unique Neotropical savanna environment) in Uberlândia (Minas Gerais) and Chapada dos Guimarães (Mato Grosso), Brazil, is described and illustrated. The new species fits in Borror’s Basalis Group, and can be distinguished from other species by the combination of the following traits: blue pruinosity dorsally on thorax and third to eighth abdominal segments; sides of the thorax olive-green; face ivory or olive-green; wings hyaline with a small apical brown spot on all four wings, well defined in females; male genitalia with sclerotized erectile posterior lobe and inflatable sac-like median process. Last instar larvae were reared in the laboratory, resulting in the description of the larva. We also followed this population for 13 months and present resulting biological notes and comments on ontogenetic color change in males, as well as longevity.



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How to Cite

GUILLERMO-FERREIRA, R., VILELA, D. S., DEL-CLARO, K., & BISPO, P. C. (2016). <em>Erythrodiplax</em> <em>ana</em> sp. nov. (Odonata: Libellulidae) from Brazilian palm swamps. Zootaxa, 4158(2), 292–300.