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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 99, No. 6, 2004, pp. 571-574
Bioline Code: oc04121
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 99, No. 6, 2004, pp. 571-574

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Feeding Preference of the Sand Flies Lutzomyia umbratilis check for this species in other resources and L. spathotrichia (Diptera: Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) in an Urban Forest Patch in the City of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Liliane Coelho da Rocha Nery; Elias S Lorosa & Antonia Maria Ramos Franco

Abstract

Precipitin tests were performed on blood meals of 199 sand flies (161 Lutzomyia umbratilis check for this species in other resources , 34 L. spathotrichia, two Lutzomyia check for this species in other resources of group shannoni, one L. anduzei) in a non-flooded upland forest on the Campus of the Universidade Federal do Amazonas. This is the second largest forest fragment in an urban setting in Brazil. Results on L. umbratilis, which is considered to be the principal leishmaniasis vector in this region, indicated rodents as its predominant blood source in contrast to previous reports in which blood meal analysis indicated that this species fed principally on Xenarthra (particularly sloths)

Keywords
bloodmeal sources - precipitin test - Lutzomyia - Amazonas - Brazil

 
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