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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. 75-79
Bioline Code: oc96012
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 1, 1996, pp. 75-79

 en The sand fly fauna (diptera: psychodidae: phlebotominae) of a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in ilheus, state of bahia, brazil
Azevedo, Alfredo Cr; Vilela, Maurecio L; Souza, Nataly A; Andrade-Coelho, Claudia A; Barbosa, Andre F; Firmo, Antonio Ls & Rangel, Elizabeth F


The municipality of Ilheus, State of Bahia, has a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis where entomological studies were carried out to determine the sand fly species and their habits. Lutzomyia migonei, L. sallesi, L. tupynambai, L. schreiberi, L. intermedia, L. whitmani, L. yuilli yuilli, L. fischeri, L. pessoai, L. shannoni and L. misionensis were identified.

Lutzomyia whitmani was the predominant species. Specimens were collected indoors, at peridomestic sites, in the cocoa plantations and in other types of collections. Females fed readily on humans and were attracted to domestic animals. Our evidence suggests that L. whitmani is a probable vector.

sand fly fauna - cutaneous leishmaniasis - State of Bahia - Brazil

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