cerrado, damselflies, dragonflies, larvae, stream


Odonates have aquatic larval stages and terrestrial adults. The extreme change in habitat occupation during their life cycle means that combined collection methods, capable of providing data for both larvae and adults, are scarce and are often inefficient. Given this, we applied a method for the collection of specimens of both life phases using emergence traps. During fieldwork, 78 emergence events were recorded for 15 species. We also briefly discuss the emergence pattern of the recorded species. We believe the information obtained here provide an important contribution to the understanding of the ecology and basic biology of Neotropical odonate species, as well as helping to solve the taxonomic problems associated with the identification of larvae.

Author Biography

Bethânia Oliveira Resende, Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso

Docente de Microbiologia/Imunologia e Estágio Curricular Supervisionado para o Ensino de Ciências Biológicas II na Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso - UNEMAT. Mestre em Ecologia e Conservação pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Conservação/PPG-EC - UNEMAT. Atualmente, atuo como pesquisadora no Laboratório de Entomologia de Nova Xavantina - MT, com enfoque em estudos de ecologia de imaturos de Odonata em ambientes aquáticos de Cerrado.


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