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Title: Density of sand flies (diptera: psychodidae) in domestic and wild animal shelters in an area of visceral leishmaniasis in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Authors: Ximenes, Maria de Fátima Freire de Melo
Souza, Maria de Fátima de
Castellon, Eloy Guilhermo
Keywords: Lutzomyia longipalpis;Lutzomyia evandroi;Host preference;Rio Grande do Norte;Leishmania
Issue Date: Aug-1999
Publisher: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: XIMENES, M. F. F. M.; SOUZA, M. F; CASTELLON, E. G. (1999)
Abstract: The objective of the present study was to determine the association of sand flies with the presence of domestic and wild animals in the peridomiciliary area. The sand flies were collected using direct aspi- ration and CDC light traps placed in animal shelters. The results suggest that different sand flies species have different behavioral characteristics in an apparent preference for animal baits and that Lutzomyia longipalpis and Lu. evandroi were the most eclectic species regarding their biotope choice. Lu. longipalpis showed a distinct preference for horses and Lu. evandroi for armadillos
Description: XIMENES, Maria de Fátima Freire de Melo; SOUZA, Maria de Fátima de; CASTELLON, Eloy Guilhermo. Density of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in domestic and wild animal shelters in an area of visceral Leishmaniasis in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v.94, n.4, p.427-432, jul./ago. 1999. Disponivel em: <> Acesso em: 4 out. 2010.
ISSN: 0074-0276
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