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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1111-1116
Bioline Code: oc09225
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1111-1116

 en The triatominae species of French Guiana (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
Bérenger, Jean-Michel; Pluot-Sigwalt, Dominique; Pagès, Frédéric; Blanchet, Denis & Aznar, Christine

Abstract

An annotated list of the triatomine species present in French Guiana is given. It is based on field collections carried out between 1993-2008, museum collections and a literature review. Fourteen species, representing four tribes and six genera, are now known in this country and are illustrated (habitus). Three species are recorded from French Guiana for the first time: Cavernicola pilosa check for this species in other resources , Microtriatoma trinidadensis check for this species in other resources and Rhodnius paraensis check for this species in other resources . The two most common and widely distributed species are Panstrongylus geniculatus check for this species in other resources and Rhodnius pictipes check for this species in other resources . The presence of two species ( Panstrongylus megistus check for this species in other resources and Triatoma maculata check for this species in other resources ) could be fortuitous and requires confirmation. Also, the presence of Rhodnius prolixus is doubtful; while it was previously recorded in French Guiana, it was probably mistaken for R. robustus. A key for French Guiana’s triatomine species is provided.

Keywords
Heteroptera - Reduviidae - Triatominae - French Guiana

 
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