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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8429

Title: The Sand Fly Fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) of a Focus of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Ilhéus, State of Bahia, Brazil
Authors: Azevedo, Alfredo C. R.
Vilela, Maurecio L.
Souza, Nataly A.
Andrade-Coelho, Claudia A.
Barbosa, Andre F.
Firmo, Antonio L. S.
Rangel, Elizabeth F.
Keywords: sand fly fauna - cutaneous leishmaniasis - State of Bahia - Brazil
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1996
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 91 Num 1
Abstract: The municipality of Ilheus, State of Bahia, has a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis where entomological studies were carried out to determine the sand fly species and their habits. Lutzomyia migonei, L. sallesi, L. tupynambai, L. schreiberi, L. intermedia, L. whitmani, L. yuilli yuilli, L. fischeri, L. pessoai, L. shannoni and L. misionensis were identified. Lutzomyia whitmani was the predominant species. Specimens were collected indoors, at peridomestic sites, in the cocoa plantations and in other types of collections. Females fed readily on humans and were attracted to domestic animals. Our evidence suggests that L. whitmani is a probable vector.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8429
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc96012
Rights: Copyright 1996 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
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