|Title: ||SHORT COMMUNICATION - Observations on the Domestic Ecology of Rhodnius ecuadoriensis (Triatominae)|
|Authors: ||Abad-Franch, Fernando|
Aguilar, V. H. M.
Paucar, C. A.
Lorosa, E. S.
|Keywords: ||Rhodnius ecuadoriensis - ecology - feeding - Chagas disease - control -
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2002|
|Publisher: ||Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz|
|Citation: ||Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 97 Num 2|
|Abstract: ||Rhodnius ecuadoriensis infests peridomiciles and colonises
houses in rural southern Ecuador. Six out of 84 dwellings (7%) surveyed
in a rural village were infested (78 bugs/infested domicile; 279 bugs
were collected in a single dwelling). Precipitin tests revealed R.
ecuadoriensis fed on birds (65%), rodents (31%), marsupials (8%), and
humans (15%) - mixed bloodmeals detected in 37.5% of individual
samples. Trypanosoma cruzi from opossums and rodents may thus be
introduced into the domestic cycle. Wasp parasitoidism was detected in
6.5% of 995 R. ecuadoriensis eggs (only in peridomestic habitats).
Control strategies should integrate insecticide spraying (indoors and
peridomestic), better management of poultry, and housing improvements.
A possible inefficacy of Malathion is reported.|
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc02037|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2002 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|