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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 2, 1998, pp. 195-199
Bioline Code: oc98036
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 2, 1998, pp. 195-199

 en Life cycle and fecundity analysis of Lutzomyia shannoni (Dyar) (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Cristina Ferro; Estrella Cardenas; Dario Corredor; Alberto Morales & Leonard E Munstermann


The life cycle of Lutzomyia shannoni (Dyar), was described for
laboratory conditions with maximum daily temperatures of 27-30 C, minimum
daily temperatures of 22-27 C and relative humidity between 87-99 %. Life
cycle in each stage was as follows: egg 6-12 days (ave. 8.5 days); first
stage larva 5-13 days (ave. 9.6 days); second stage larva 4-13 days (ave.
9.2 days ); third stage larva 5-19 days (ave. 11.8 days); fourth stage
larva 7-37 days (ave. 19.9 days); pupa 7-32 days (ave. 15.2 days). The life
expectancy of adults ranged from 4 to 15 days (ave. 8.6 days). The entire
egg to adult period ranged from 36 to 74 days (ave. 54.6 days). On average,
each female oviposited 22.7 eggs; the average egg retention per female was
24.3 eggs.

Lutzomyia shannoni - forest sand flies - life cycle - fecundity - larval description - Colombia

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