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New species and new records of Miroculis Edmunds, 1963 (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) from Chacoan Domain in northeastern Brazil

1Universidade Estadual do Piauí—UESPI, Campus Heróis do Jenipapo, Laboratório de Zoologia, Campo Maior, Piauí, Brazil.
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia—INPA, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Entomologia—PPGEnt, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
3Instituto Federal Farroupilha—IFFAR, Campus Alegrete, Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
1Universidade Estadual do Piauí—UESPI, Campus Heróis do Jenipapo, Laboratório de Zoologia, Campo Maior, Piauí, Brazil.
Ephemeroptera Hagenulinae Neotropical South America Taxonomy


The genus Miroculis Edmunds, 1963 (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) is endemic to South American with 27 described species. In Brazil, 21 of these are known to occur. The present paper describes three new species of Miroculis Edmunds, 1963. Miroculis (Miroculis) botafora sp. nov. is described based on a male imago collected in a transition area between the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes in Piauí State, Brazil. Two species are described based on nymphs and adults: Miroculis (Miroculis) azevedoi sp. nov. and Miroculis (Miroculis) quilombola sp. nov.; both were collected in a Cerrado region of Maranhão State, Brazil. Additionally, new distribution records of Miroculis (Miroculis) fittkaui Savage & Peters, 1983 are provided.



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