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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 1, 2006, pp. 113-115
Bioline Code: oc06023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 1, 2006, pp. 113-115

 en Identification of sex pheromones of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) populations from the state of São Paulo, Brazil
Cláudio Casanova; JGC Hamilton; JR Trigo & Antonio IP Costa


In Brazil, four populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis check for this species in other resources each producing different sex pheromones are recognised. It has been suggested that these chemotype populations represent true sibling species. In this study we present the results of an analysis, by coupled gas cromotography - mass spectrometry, of the pheromones of males L. longipalpis from two different municipalities of the state of São Paulo. Our study showed that L. longipalpis from these two municipalities produced different sex pheromones from each other. This coupled with the remarkable difference between the epidemiological situation in Araçatuba and Espírito Santo do Pinhal, suggests that the (S)-9-methylgermacrene-B and cembrene-1 populations may have different vectorial capacities.

Lutzomyia longipalpis - sex pheromone - (S)-9-methylgermacrene-B - cembrene-1 - Brazil

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