Forcepsioneura machadorum (Coenagrionidae: Protoneurinae) sp. nov. from the Cerrado Biome of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil


The Neotropical genus Forcepsioneura is composed of 11 species that inhabit almost exclusively the Brazilian Atlantic Forest domain, with F. sancta (Hagen in Selys, 1860) being the only species of this genus known to occur in the Cerrado biome. Here we describe a new species of Forcepsioneura from the Cerrado of Minas Gerais State, Brazil. This new species is morphologically closer to F. sancta and can be separated from this and other species of Forcepsioneura mainly by the rectangular shape of male prothoracic hind lobe and cerci morphology

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