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Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626
PAPAVERO, Nelson and COURI, Márcia Souto. Essays on the history of Brazilian dipterology: II. notices about Brazilian Diptera (17th century). Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2012, vol.56, n.2, pp.133-141. Epub June 05, 2012. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262012005000024.
Essays on the history of Brazilian dipterology. II. Notices about Brazilian Diptera (17th century). Notices from the Brazilian Diptera from the 17th century come mainly from two foreign invasions occurred in Brazil, the first one by the French in Maranhão and the second by the Dutch in northeastern Brazil. This paper includes reports of Fathers Claude d'Abbeville and Yves d'Evreux and from Piso and Marcgrave, the last two presenting the first illustrations of Brazilian Diptera. The paper also includes reports of Friar Laureano de la Cruz, Father João de Sotto Mayor and Maurício de Heriarte.
Keywords : Brazil; Dipterology; History; 17th century.