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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 108, No. 3, 2013, pp. 280-287
Bioline Code: oc13051
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 108, No. 3, 2013, pp. 280-287

 en Phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Lábrea, state of Amazonas, Brazil, with a description of Evandromyia (Aldamyia) apurinan Shimabukuro, Figueira & Silva, sp. nov.
Figueira, Elder Augusto Guimarães; Silva, Glacicleide; da Silva Chagas, Érica Cristina & Shimabukuro, Paloma Helena Fernandes

Abstract

An entomological survey was conducted from July-December 2009 and September-December 2010, as part of the epidemiological monitoring of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in the municipality of Lábrea, state of Amazonas (AM), Brazil. Sandflies were collected using CDC light traps installed in intra and peridomiciliary locations, as well as the border of forested areas around houses where autochthonous cases of ACL were recorded. A total of 510 sandflies belonging to 26 species were collected. The most abundant species was Nyssomyia antunesi check for this species in other resources (44.5%) followed by Evandromyia walkeri check for this species in other resources (10.6%) and Micropygomyia rorotaensis check for this species in other resources (9.8%). Here we also describe Evandromyia (Aldamyia) apurinan check for this species in other resources sp. nov. and report new records for Trichophoromyia flochi check for this species in other resources and Evandromyia sipani check for this species in other resources in AM and Brazil, respectively. Our results describe the composition of the sandfly fauna in the south of AM and suggest Ny. antunesi as the putative vector in the transmission of Leishmania in this area of the Amazon Region.

Keywords
Amazon; Evandromyia apurinan; leishmaniasis; new records; Nyssomyia antunesi; vectors

 
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