Ecology of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera, Psychodidae) in Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

  title={Ecology of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera, Psychodidae) in Brazilian Atlantic Forest.},
  author={Carlos Brisola Marcondes and Leopoldo Santos-Neto and Ana Leuch Lozovei},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  volume={34 3},
The phlebotomine sandfly fauna of a primary forest reserve at Morretes (eastern Paraná State) was studied, using CDC-like light traps, one night per month, at canopy and ground level, between April 1995 and March 1996. A total of 3,106 insects were collected, identified as belonging to nine species. Lutzomyia ayrozai and Lu.geniculata were predominant, seven other species also being present. Monthly mean temperature, rainfall and the temperature of the collection night significantly influenced… CONTINUE READING
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