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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 761-762
Bioline Code: oc98207
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 761-762

 en RESEARCH NOTE - First Report of Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) as Vector of Dermatobia hominis (L.jr.) (Diptera: Cuterebridae) in Minas Gerais, Brazil
RC Leite; Z Rodríguez; JLH Faccini; PR Oliveira & AA Fernandes

Abstract

Biological transmission of eggs and larvae of the human bot fly Dermatobia hominis by a female of the horn fly Haematobia irritans is reported for the first time in South America. Seventeen females of H. irritans were collected near the municipality of Morada Nova (19S, 45W) in the Três Marias, region of northwestern Minas Gerais in June 1993 and sent to the Entomology Laboratory, Dept. of Prevention Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais for identification based on the keys of B Greenberg.

Keywords
Dermatobia hominis - biological vector - Haematobia irritans

 
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