Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of leishmaniasis transmission in the municipality of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil

  title={Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of leishmaniasis transmission in the municipality of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil},
  author={Thais de Araujo-Pereira and Andressa A Fuzari and Jos{\'e} Dilermando Andrade Filho and Daniela de Pita-Pereira and Constança Carvalho Britto and Reginaldo Peçanha Brazil},
  journal={Parasites \& Vectors},
BackgroundNotifications concerning American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis have increased in recent years in the state of Acre, Brazil. Despite identification of distinct Leishmania species isolated from cutaneous lesions, there are still no records of visceral leishmaniasis in the state. However, studies on the sand fly fauna in this region are still limited.FindingsInsects were collected from April 2011 to April 2012, using HP light traps distributed in four residential areas and one recreational… 

An updated list of sand flies (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) in the Federal District of Brazil

Sand flies richness in the FD (35 spp.) is relevant when compared to that of the state of Goiás (47 spp.), a state 59 times larger than the FD.

Phlebotomine sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae) diversity and their Leishmania DNA in a hot spot of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis human cases along the Brazilian border with Peru and Bolivia

The phlebotomine sandfly vectors involved in the transmission of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL) in Assis Brasil, Acre, Brazil, which is located on the Brazil-Peru-Bolivia frontier, are identified and the possibility of Lu.

Phlebotomine Fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) and Infection by Leishmania spp. in Forest Fragments of a University Campus, Western Amazon

The forest fragments of the university campus harbor a diverse sand fly fauna with the presence of Leishmania DNA in these insects, in addition to the presenceOf other species considered incriminated vectors of Leishesmania parasites, including Nyssomyia antunesi and Trichophoromyia sp.

Phlebotomines (Diptera: Psychodidae) from a Urban Park of Belém, Pará State, Northern Brazil and Potential Implications in the Transmission of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Abstract In urban ecotourism parks, the life cycle of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) agents can remain established, where phlebotomines may comprise potential risks for visitors. The present

Sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) records in Acre, Brazil: a dataset

This report comprises a bibliographic review of sand fly species recorded in Acre state, Brazil and will be valuable for further studies on sand flies inAcre and other Amazon states.

First description of Leishmania (Viannia) infection in Evandromyia saulensis, Pressatia sp. and Trichophoromyia auraensis (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a transmission area of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Acre state, Amazon Basin, Brazil

Using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction directed to Leishmania kDNA and hybridisation, L. (Viannia) subgenus is identified in 12 out of 173 sandflies captured in the municipality of Rio Branco, Acre state, revealing a positivity of 6.94%.

An overview of the sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) followed by the detection of Leishmania DNA and blood meal identification in the state of Acre, Amazonian Brazil

BACKGROUND In Acre state, Brazil, the dissemination of cutaneous leishmaniasis has increased in recent years, with limited knowledge of the potential Leishmania spp. vectors involved. OBJECTIVES

Aspectos da fauna flebotomínea (Diptera: Psychodidae) e da infecção por Leishmania spp. em cães domésticos em uma área de alta incidência de Leishmaniose Tegumentar em Rio Branco, Acre

It was possible to increase the knowledge of the LT cycle in Rio Branco and to provide information about the ecological aspects, feeding source of sandflies and the transmission cycle of the parasite in the region.

Sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) from caves in the state of Rondônia, Brazil.

The detection of Leishmania DNA indicates that this pathogen is circulating in cave environments and that further studies are needed in order to ascertain the risks of infection by leishmaniasis in these locations with high touristic potential.

Sand Fly Vectors of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil

This chapter catalogues the different phlebotomines involved together with their feeding habits, geographical distribution and the impact of climatic and environmental changes in American Cutaneous leishmaniasis.



Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of leishmaniasis transmission in the municipality of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil

It is found that the sand fly fauna in the urban and peri urban areas of Rio Branco is very diverse comprising 23 species, as diverse as that in areas of primary forest.

Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) associated with the appearance of urban Leishmaniasis in the city of Sincelejo, Colombia.

Although once associated only with rural areas, the American leishmaniasis vectors now appear to be associated also with urban and suburban areas of the Neotropics. Following the appearance of the

Studies on the sandfly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) from transmission areas of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in state of Acre, Brazil.

The present study suggests the existence of three transmission cycles of Leishmania in Acre, including the transmission ofLeishmania (V.) guyanensis by Lu.

Proven and putative vectors of American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil: aspects of their biology and vectorial competence.

The aim of the present review is to give relevant information on aspects of the biology and ecology, including the vectorial competence of Lutzomyia sand fly species suggested as vectors of American

The dermal leishmaniases of Brazil, with special reference to the eco-epidemiology of the disease in Amazonia.

The eco-epidemiology of each species of Leishmania in Brazil is discussed, with the observation that the Amazonian leishmaniases are all zoonoses, with their source in silvatic mammals and phlebotomine sandfly vectors.


A system of abbreviations, similar to that utilized for Culicidae, is proposed here for these groups of Phlebotominae, using two letters for genera and three for subgenera.

A new sand fly in the subgenus Nyssomyia (Diptera, psychodidae) from the Amazon basin of Brazil

Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) waltoni n.sp., a new species of phlebotomine sand fly related to L. Ylephiletor, l. Intermedia and L. Hernandezi, is described and illustrated. Available ecological observations

A review of the geographic distribution and epidemiology of leishmaniasis in the New World.

The data summarized in this paper on parasite taxonomy and geographic distribution come from studies of greater than 1,000 New World Leishmania isolates identified by species-specific monoclonal antibodies using an indirect radioimmune binding assay and from scientific literature.

Species diversity causing human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil

Clinical findings, diagnostic procedures and identification of Leishmania species in patients from the western Brazilian Amazon are described.

Epidemiologia da Leishmaniose Tegumentar e descrição das populações de flebotomíneos no município de Acrelândia, Acre, Brasil

O uso de dados epidemiologicos existentes no servico de saude de Acrelândia permitiu avaliar a eficacia do diagnostico e o tratamento empregados no municipio, enquanto os dados entomologicos coletados podem orientar estudos mais amplos visando identificar os vetores e especies circulantes na regiao.