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Chemical Communication in Chagas Disease Vectors. Source, Identity, and Potential Function of Volatiles Released by the Metasternal and Brindley's Glands of Triatoma infestans Adults
Compounds from the metasternal and Brindley's glands of the blood-sucking bug, Triatoma infestans, were identified by solid phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.Expand
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Behavioral and Electrophysiological Responses of Triatoma brasiliensis Males to Volatiles Produced in the Metasternal Glands of Females
In many insects, mate finding is mediated by volatile sex pheromones, but evidence for this phenomenon in triatomines (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) is still fragmentary. Recently, it was shown thatExpand
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Copulation and Mate Guarding Behavior in Triatoma brasiliensis (Hemiptera: Reduviidae)
ABSTRACT The hematophagous bug Triatoma brasiliensis (Neiva) is an important vector of Chagas disease in Brazil. We describe the mating behavior of this species in a comparative manner and analyzeExpand
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Aggregation mediated by faeces and footprints in Triatoma pseudomaculata (Heteroptera: Reduviidae), a Chagas disease vector.
The behavioural response of Triatoma pseudomaculata to chemical substances present in their faeces or cuticle (footprints) was analyzed. Groups of larvae were simultaneously exposed to a clean filterExpand
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A Multi-species Bait for Chagas Disease Vectors
Background Triatomine bugs are the insect vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas disease. These insects are known to aggregate inside shelters during daylight hours and it hasExpand
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The use of aggregation signals by Triatoma brasiliensis (Heteroptera: Reduviidae).
Triatoma brasiliensis is considered the main vector of Chagas disease in the semiarid zones of North-eastern Brazil. In this work, we describe the spatial pattern of defecation in T. brasiliensis andExpand
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The metasternal and Brindley's glands of Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).
Triatoma brasiliensis Neiva is the most important vector of the Chagas' disease in the semiarid zones of North-eastern Brazil. Adult bugs have two main pairs of exocrine glands, the metasternal andExpand
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Comportamento Sexual de Triatoma brasiliensis (Reduviidae: Triatominae)
O presente estudo privilegia os aspectos comportamentais relacionados com a atracao sexual em Triatoma brasiliensis. Considerando o fato de que o abrigo e um recurso fundamental para a sobrevivenciaExpand