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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 5, 2003, pp. 611-613
Bioline Code: oc03129
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 5, 2003, pp. 611-613

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Correlation of Male Genital Filaments and Female Spermathecal Ducts in New World Sand Flies of the Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources Species Complex (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae)
Carlos Brisola Marcondes & Bruce Alexander

Abstract

The lengths of the male genital filaments and female spermathecal ducts were measured in phlebotomine sand flies of the Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources species complex and the ratios between these characters calculated. Ratios for L. intermedia s. s. from Northeast vs Southeast Brazil (Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais), Espírito Santo/Minas Gerais vs Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo and L. intermedia vs L. neivai check for this species in other resources were significantly different at P < 0.1, 0.05 and 0.01 respectively when compared using ANOVA. The spermathecal ducts and genital filaments of L. intermedia were significantly longer than those of L. neivai (P < 0.01) and could be used to differentiate these species. The taxonomic and biological significance of these differences is discussed.

Keywords
Lutzomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources - Phlebotominae check for this species in other resources - Lutzomyia neivai check for this species in other resources - morphometry - reproduction

 
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