Domiciliation Trend of Panstrongylus rufotuberculatus in Colombia

Marta Wolff, Diana Castillo
2002 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
The present paper presents evidence of the domiciliation of Panstrongylus rufotuberculatus in La Gardenia, Colombia through the collection of 2 unhatched eggs, 81 nymphs and 10 adults (4 males and 6 females), from 2 rural houses. The transmission risk indicators of Trypanosoma cruzi by P. rufotuberculatus in La Gardenia, were: domiciliary infestation 7.5%, density 2.35, colonization 66.6%, overcrowding 31.33, natural infection 4.6%, and relative infection 2.5%. These results and findings in
more » ... and findings in Peru and Argentina, show that P. rufotuberculatus has a potential success in domiciliation and could some day become an alternate vector of American trypanosomiasis.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02762002000300003 fatcat:p4zcp3ch3neenmralczaeqjm6y