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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 6, 2002, pp. 759-765
Bioline Code: oc02146
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 6, 2002, pp. 759-765

 en Seasonality of Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources and Lutzomyia whitmani check for this species in other resources (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), Occurring Sympatrically in Area of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nataly A Souza; Claudia A Andrade-Coelho; Maurício L Vilela; Alexandre A Peixoto & Elizabeth F Range

Abstract

Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources and Lutzomyia whitmani check for this species in other resources occur sympatrically in the district of Posse, municipality of Petrópolis, in the State of Rio de Janeiro (114 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro), where sand flies were captured weekly for three consecutive years in both the peridomicile and forest, in two first years from 18:00 to 22:00 h, using a Shannon trap and CDC light traps. The anthropophilic habit was assessed by recording the specimens that bit the human captors. Considering the different capture types and sites, the following species were identified: Brumptomyia brumpti check for this species in other resources , B. cardosoi , B. guimaraesi , Lutzomyia amarali , L. longipalpis , L. microps, L. costalimai, L. edwardsi, L. firmatoi, L. migonei, L. termitophila, L. tupynambai, L. fischeri, L. pessoai, L. lutziana, L. shannoni, L. barrettoi, L. intermedia, L. whitmani, L. lloydi , and L. minasensis. L. intermedia (38.3%) and L. whitmani (38.6%) predominated. L. intermedia predominated in the peridomicile, where it displayed more intense anthropophily, while L. whitmani displayed greater density in the banana plantations and forest, preferential sites for biting humans. Studies on seasonality showed that while L. intermedia displayed greater density in the hottest months of the year (December, January, and February), L. whitmani was abundant in the coolest months (June, July, and August), although both occurred throughout the year.

Keywords
Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources - Lutzomyia whitmani check for this species in other resources - sand fly fauna - seasonality - sympatric species - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

 
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