Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in the State of Pernambuco

Filipe Dantas-Torres, Andrey José de Andrade, Klaudia Emanuela Ramos Tenório, José Dilermando Andrade Filho, Valdir de Queiroz Balbino, Sinval Pinto Brandão-Filho
2010 Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical  
INTRODUCTION: Phlebotomine sand flies are small insects of great medical relevance. This article presents an updated list of the phlebotomine sand flies occurring in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. METHODS: A review of literature published since the 1940s up to May 2010 was conducted and voucher material deposited in reference collections were studied. RESULTS: A total of 37 phlebotomine species have previously been reported as occurring in Pernambuco, but the record of six species needs
more » ... mation. CONCLUSIONS: This work provides an updated list of phlebotomine sand flies of Pernambuco, with some notes on their taxonomy, ecology, distribution and epidemiological relevance.
doi:10.1590/s0037-86822010000600028 pmid:21181035 fatcat:qvu2dpbprfe5pl6yggvtfs42va