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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 2, 1997, pp. 197-203
Bioline Code: oc97041
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 2, 1997, pp. 197-203

 en The first instar larva of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Phlebotomidae)
Antonio Cesar Rios Leite & Paul Williams

Abstract

The morphology and chaetotaxy of the first instar larva of Lutzomyia
(Lutzomyia) longipalpis are described based on observations made under
scanning electron microscope. Because three-dimensional images were
studied, some terminological changes are proposed to give a more realistic
description of the positions of the setae. On the larval body, the pairs of
setae have the following number: 9 on the head, 12 on the prothorax, 8 on
the meso- and metathorax, 6 on the first to eighth abdominal segments, and
8 on the ninth abdominal segment.

Keywords
Lutzomyia longipalpis - morphology - first instar - larva - chaetotaxy - scanning electron microscopy

 
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