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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 61-63
Bioline Code: oc02010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 1, 2002, pp. 61-63

 en Trapping Triatominae in Silvatic Habitats
François Noireau; Fernando Abad-Franch; Sebastião AS Valente; Artur Dias-Lima; Catarina M Lopes; Vanda Cunha; Vera C Valente; Francisco S Palomeque; Carlos José de Carvalho-Pinto; Ítalo Sherlock; Marcelo Aguilar; Mario Steindel; Edmundo C Grisard & José Jurberg

Abstract

Large-scale trials of a trapping system designed to collect silvatic Triatominae are reported. Live-baited adhesive traps were tested in various ecosystems and different triatomine habitats (arboreal and terrestrial). The trials were always successful, with a rate of positive habitats generally over 20% and reaching 48.4% for palm trees of the Amazon basin. Eleven species of Triatominae belonging to the three genera of public health importance (Triatoma, Rhodnius and Panstrongylus) were captured. This trapping system provides an effective way to detect the presence of triatomines in terrestrial and arboreal silvatic habitats and represents a promising tool for ecological studies. Various lines of research are contemplated to improve the performance of this trapping system.

Keywords
Triatominae, trapping system, silvatic environment, terrestrial ecotopes, arboreal ecotopes

 
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