Moonlight and blood-feeding behaviour of Lutzomyia intermedia and Lutzomyia whitmani (Diptera:Psychodidae:Phlebotominae), vectors of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil.

@article{Souza2005MoonlightAB,
  title={Moonlight and blood-feeding behaviour of Lutzomyia intermedia and Lutzomyia whitmani (Diptera:Psychodidae:Phlebotominae), vectors of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil.},
  author={Nataly Araujo de Souza and Cl{\'a}udia Alves de Andrade-Coelho and Vanderlei Campos Silva and Alexandre Afr{\^a}nio Peixoto and Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={
          39-42
        }
}
Lutzomyia intermedia (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) and L. whitmani (Antunes & Coutinho, 1939) (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), two important vectors of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil, occur in sympatry in the locality of Posse county, Petropolis municipality, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We investigated the influence of the lunar cycle on the frequency of specimens of the two species caught while attempting to bite the collectors and in CDC light traps. Analysis of the numbers of… CONTINUE READING

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