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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 265-270
Bioline Code: oc96052
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 91, No. 3, 1996, pp. 265-270

 en Bionomics of Anopheles aquasalis Curry 1932, in Guarai, State of Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil-I. Seasonal Distribution and Parity Rates
Carmen Flores-Mendoza & Ricardo Lourenco-de-Oliveira

Abstract

From a total of 12,721 anophelines collected in a lowland
area in Guarai, Rio de Janeiro,  from November 1991 to October
1992, 99.7% (12,688) were Anopheles aquasalis. This
species occurred throughout the year, but in higher numbers from April to
September, when rainfall was low or moderate. The proportion of parous
females in June was significantly higher than the annual rate. An.
aquasalis was weakly attracted by a light-trap, and no significant
differences in  abundance were detected  between nights with and without
moonlight.

Keywords
mosquito bionomics - Anopheles acquasalis - Clicidae - parity - Brazil

 
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