New records of dragonflies for the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Notulae odonatologicae , Volume 2 - Issue 2 p. 30- 31
One hundred and sixty-seven species of dragonflies have been recorded for the State of Minas Gerais. Brazil. The most extensive collections were made by Peter Claussen in the central region of the state: Walthere de Selys-I.ongchamps in Juiz de Fora, Caxambu and Sao Josao del Rei; J.D. Haseman, in Sete Lagoas; N. Santos and collaborators, in Pogos de Caldas, Lagoa Santa, Sao Joao del Rei, Caraga (Santa Barbara) and Serra do Cipo (Santana do Riacho); and by A.B.M. Machado, in Agucena, Buenopolis. Vespasiano, Serra do Cipo, Caraga and the vicinity of Belo Horizonte. The records for the State of Minas Gerais are scattered in the odonatological literature and the only existing list deals exclusively with the region of Pogos de Caldas (N. SANTOS, 1966, Alas Soc. Biol. Rio de Janeiro 10:65-69). In a survey of the odonate fauna of Lagoa Santa (Santos) and the Rio Doce State Park (Machado, Vuicano & Mascarennas) extensive collections were made, revealing several new state records. These are listed below. Lagoa Santa (19° 37' 28” S; 43° 53' 37" W) is situated in a region of Cerrado (a sort of savanna) and contains several ponds and a lake. The Rio Doce State Park (between 19°45' and 19° 50' S and 42° 35' and 42° 40' W) is densely covered by the Atlantic Forest and contains many lakes among which the large Lake Don Helvecio, where the Odonata were collected. A detailed description of the odonate habitats of Lake Don Helvecio and the region of Lagoa Santa, together with a comprehensive study of their odonate fauna will appear in two forthcoming publications (N. SANTOS, Lundiana, in press; — A.B.M. MACHADO. M.A. vULCANO & C.S. MASCARtNHAS. Lundiana in press).
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