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[Preliminary evaluation of the Culicoides biting nuisance (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in the province of Boyacá, Colombia].
Based on its dominance and high biting rates, C. pachymerus is probably the species responsible for the high nuisance levels caused by Culicoides bites and the associated dermatological pathology, within the study area. Expand
[Presence of infected vectors of Leishmania (V.) panamensis within dwellings in two endemic foci in the foothill of the middle Magdalena valley, western Boyacá, Colombia].
The findings prove the presence of infected vectors of Leishmania panamensis within dwellings in the towns of Otanche and Pauna in Western Boyacá and warrants vector control at least in this environment. Expand
Breeding sites of Culicoides pachymerus Lutz in the Magdalena River basin, Colombia.
Analysis of microhabitats by the sugar flotation technique and the use of emergence traps allowed us to recover 155 larvae and 65 adults of C. pachymerus from peridomiciliary muddy substrates formed by springs of water and constant rainwater accumulation, which could aid in the design of integrated control measures against this pest. Expand
[Field efficacy of repellent formulation containing para-menthane-3,8-diol and lemongrass against Culicoides pachymerus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in Colombia].
The repellent showed high efficacy against C. pachymerus, up to 5 h post-application, and protection percentage and protection time for 3 to 6 h after repellents application was calculated. Expand