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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 7, 2003, pp. 939-944
Bioline Code: oc03185
Full paper language: Portuguese
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 7, 2003, pp. 939-944

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Carolina Magalhães dos Santos; José Jurberg; Cleber Galvão; Dayse da Silva Rocha & Jaime Ivan Rodriguez Fernandez

Abstract

Morphometric Study of the Genus Panstrongylus check for this species in other resources Berg, 1879 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae) - The subfamily Triatominae is actually represented by 137 species distributed among 6 tribes and 19 genera. Within this subfamily, the genus Panstrongylus, Berg 1879, is composed by 13 species widespread in sylvatic, peridomestic, and domestic habitats of Neotropical regions. These species are vectors of Chagas disease and consequently are found associated with its main hosts, such as birds and mammals. Interest in species of this genus has been increasing in the last few years. Reports of several authors indicate these Triatominae to invade and colonize houses, increasing their epidemiological significance. Morphometry was used in this study to investigate correlations among possible closely related species. We measured 224 specimens among 13 species through a set of metric variables of the head. The results indicated that the genus Panstrongylus seems to be homogeneous since 10 of the 14 species were shown to be closely related.

Keywords
Panstrongylus check for this species in other resources - morphometry - Chagas disease vectors - Triatominae

 
 es Estudo Morfométrico do Gênero Panstrongylus check for this species in other resources Berg, 1879 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae)
Carolina Magalhães dos Santos; José Jurberg; Cleber Galvão; Dayse da Silva Rocha & Jaime Ivan Rodriguez Fernandez

 
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