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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 1, 1996, pp. 27-35
Bioline Code: oc96005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 1, 1996, pp. 27-35

 en Report on a collection of Lutzomyia sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) from the middle Solimaes (Amazonas, Brazil)
Barrett, Toby Vincent; De Freitas, Rui Alves; Albuquerque, Maria Ivonei Carvalho & Guerrero, Jose Camilo Hurtado


Fifty-two species of Lutzomyia sand flies were identified in contemporaneous samples totalling only 1875 individuals, collected at the same site in tall primary terra-firme rainforest, near the south bank of the Solimces River. The most abundant species belonged to the subgenera Trichophoromyia and Nyssomyia. The subgenera Psathyromyia, Nyssomyia and Psychodopygus represented the greatest number of species. A new, aberrant species of the subgenus Psathyromyia (L. cultellata) and the female of Lu. souzacastroi are described. The Phlebotominae are proposed as a suitable indicator group for biogeographic and diversity studies.

Diptera - Psychodidae - new species - diversity - Logseries model - sample size

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