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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 5, 2008, pp. 477-482
Bioline Code: oc08084
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 5, 2008, pp. 477-482

 en Seasonality of Lutzomyia fairtigi check for this species in other resources (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), a species endemic to Eastern Colombia
Molina, Jorge Alberto; Ortiz, Mario Iván & Guhl, Felipe

Abstract

The bionomics of sand flies (Diptera: Phlebotominae) was studied monthly for two consecutive years in alluvial gallery forests in the department of Casanare, Northeastern Colombia. A total of 2,365 specimens and 10 species were captured using CDC light traps and Shannon traps, and from diurnal resting places, and human landing collections. Lutzomyia fairtigi check for this species in other resources Martins (55%), Lutzomyia micropyga check for this species in other resources (Mangabeira) (20.9%), and Lutzomyia antunesi check for this species in other resources (Coutinho) (13.5%) were the predominant species in the region. Lutzomyia flaviscutellata check for this species in other resources and Lutzomyia panamensis, potential vectors of Leishmania in Colombia and neighboring countries, were also collected, but in low numbers. Lu. fairtigi is an endemic species to Colombia, and minimal data are available on its biology and distribution. The present study provides additional information about Lu. fairtigi, such as the diurnal activity displayed by females on cloudy days, the greater density during the rainy season (April to October), marked anthropophilia, and the presence of flagellates in the midgut of one female.

Keywords
Phlebotominae - Lutzomyia fairtigi - Colombia - leishmaniasis - sand flies

 
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