The Phlebotominae Sand Fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) Fauna of Two Atlantic Rain Forest Reserves in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Nataly A Souza; Claudia A Andrade-Coêlho; Maurício L Vilela & Elizabeth F Rangel
During two consecutive years, studies on the sand fly fauna in Poo das Antas and Fazenda Bom Retiro, two Atlantic Rain Forest Reserves from the State of Rio de Janeiro, were performed using Shannon traps, CDC light traps and human bait collections. Eleven species were identified; Lutzomyia longipalpis, L. migonei, L. edwardsi, L. intermedia, L. whitmani, L. fischeri, L. shannoni, L. ayrozai, L. hirsuta, L. monticola and L. misionensis (first occurrence in the State of Rio de Janeiro). L. intermedia and L. whitmani were the predominant anthropophilic species around houses, while L. hirsuta predominated in the forest.
Phlebotominae, ecology, Atlantic Rain Forest, preserved areas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil