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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 225-228
Bioline Code: oc06040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 2, 2006, pp. 225-228

 en Preliminary data on the performance of Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources and Aedes albopictus check for this species in other resources immatures developing in water-filled tires in Rio de Janeiro
Nildimar Alves Honório; Pedro H Cabello; Cláudia T Codeço & Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira

Abstract

A monthly survey of Aedes aegypti check for this species in other resources and Aedes albopictus check for this species in other resources immatures in discarded tires at a site in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro showed that Ae. albopictus was much more abundant in the rainy season, but Ae. aegypti abundance showed a less clear seasonal pattern. Pupal masses for Ae. albopictus showed a seasonal trend. In contrast, Ae. aegypti pupae did not show any clear trend in weight. Large Ae. albopictus pupae were found in the warmer months, when water volume was higher, pH lower, and larval abundance lower. Further studies should be carried out to assess how seasonal variations in body size may impact vector competence of these species in Brazil.

Keywords
Aedes aegypti - Aedes albopictus - pupal weight

 
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