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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. 201-202
Bioline Code: oc98037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 2, 1998, pp. 201-202

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Influence of preparation methods on the dimensions of Lutzomyia intermedia (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae)
Carlos Brisola Marcondes; Aloisio Falqueto & Ana Leuch Lozovei

Abstract

Morphometry was fundamental for the characterization of phlebotomine
sandflies (e.g. R Newstead 1911). After the discovery of the importance 
of female cibarium, spermathecae and its ducts (S Adler & O Theodor 1926), 
it became less used. However, the great number of sandfly species, some of
them very similar, and studies of variations related to season or locality
induced a need of studies of measurements.

Keywords
Lutzomyia intermedia - preparation method - Berlese's fluid - sandfly

 
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