Check List 17(3): 895-903, doi: 10.15560/17.3.895
First report of the rare arboreal grasshopper Bactrophora dominans Westwood, 1842 (Insecta, Orthoptera, Caelifera, Romaleidae) from Brazil
expand article infoDaniela Santos Martins Silva, Gustavo Costa Tavares §, Marcos Fianco|, Jorge M. Gonzalez
‡ Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Pará and Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Belém, Brazil| Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas (Entomologia), Curitiba, Brazil¶ Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
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The genus Bactrophora Westwood, 1842 comprises only two species known from Central America and northern South America, with a notable scarcity of collected specimens. Herein, we provide the first records of the presence of this genus in Brazil. These new records, based on entomological collection data and photographic records, extend the known distribution of Bactrophora dominans Westwood, 1842 to include the Brazilian Amazonian region. Both records emphasize the importance of natural history collections and the significance of the iNaturalist web-based application as an instrumental tool in this discovery.

Amazon, grasshopper, distribution, diversity, iNaturalist, new record