New records of dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) from Amapá state, Brazil



Inventory, Amazônia, Diversity, Fauna


Abstract: The Odonata Order comprises one of the largest groups of aquatic insects, 7,000 species are described worldwide, with approximately 860 species registered in Brazil, around 14% of the global fauna known to date. However, there are still great gaps in the knowledge of Odonata fauna in many areas of Brazil. This study aims to present the results of the survey of Odonata species sampled in three counties in the state of Amapá. The state is located in the north of the country, inserted in the Amazon Biome. Odonata were caught between January and December 2018, with 472 specimens being sampled, belonging to seven families, 36 genera and 53 species. In total, 27 of the species found during the study correspond to new records for the state of Amapá. Due to the lack of information on the diversity of the Odonata order in Amapá, the list of species presented should serve as input for new studies contributing to the knowledge of the order in the state.




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Garcia Junior, M. D. N., Damasceno, M. T. dos S., Martins, M. J. L., Costa, T. S. da, Ferreira, R. M. dos A., & Souto, R. N. P. (2021). New records of dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) from Amapá state, Brazil. Biota Neotropica, 21(1). Retrieved from




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