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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 103, No. 8, 2008, pp. 843-846
Bioline Code: oc08152
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 103, No. 8, 2008, pp. 843-846

 en Sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) Collected on the Banks of the Velhas River in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Saraiva, Lara; Carvalho, Gustavo Mayr de Lima; Sanguinette, Cristiani de Castilho; de Carvalho, Deborah Aparecida Alves; Falcão, Alda Lima & Filho, José Dilermando Andrade


Leishmaniases are endemic to several Brazilian states, including Minas Gerais. As many cases of these diseases are diagnosed in Minas Gerais every year, this paper aimed to determine the diversity of the species of sandflies vector of leishmaniases, in Lassance and Corinto on the banks of the Velhas River. Over two years, 21,014 specimens of sandflies, belonging to 19 species were captured with light traps. Of these specimens, Nyssomyia neivai check for this species in other resources (Pinto 1926) (84.18%), Nyssomyia intermedia check for this species in other resources (Lutz & Neiva 1912) (13.41%), Evandromyia lenti check for this species in other resources (Mangabeira 1938) (0.99%) and Evandromyia sallesi check for this species in other resources (Galvão & Coutinho 1939) (0.48%) were the most represented. The former two species could be involved in the epidemiological chain of leishmaniasis in this region. No significant difference was found between the species compositions on the two river banks.

Phlebotominae - leishmaniasis - Velhas River

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