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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 98, No. 6, 2003, pp. 751-755
Bioline Code: oc03153
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 98, No. 6, 2003, pp. 751-755

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Recent Observations on the Sand Fly (Diptera: Psychodidae) Fauna of the State of Rondônia, Western Amazônia, Brazil: the Importance of Psychdopygus davisi check for this species in other resources as a Vector of Zoonotic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Luis HS Gil; Sergio A Basano; Adelson A Souza; Maria GS Silva; Iorlando Barata; Edna A Ishikawa; Luís MA Camargo & Jeffrey J Shaw


Sand flies were collected in the central region of the state of Rondônia (W 64°30' to 63°00' and S 10°00' to 11°00') using Shannon and CDC light traps from October 1997 to August 2000. A total of 85,850 specimens representing 78 named species were captured. Of these 14 were new records for Rondônia. The proportion of males/females was 1/1.131. Trypanosomatids, that are presently being identified, were detected in 11 species. Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi was recorded from Psychodopygus davisi check for this species in other resources and P. hirsutus. In the present study the dominant species was P. davisi (39.6%) followed by Lutzomyia whitmani check for this species in other resources (13.1%), P. carrerai (11.6%), and P. hirsutus (10.2%). The importance of P. davisi as a vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis is discussed.

sand fly - leishmaniasis - Psychodidae - flagellates - trypanosomatids - Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi - Psychodopygus davisi - Amazon - Rondônia - Brazil

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