THE SAND FLY SPECIES (DIPTERA: PSYCHODIDAE) IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF MATO GROSSO DO SUL, BRAZIL

Paulo Silva de Almeida, Talita Moreira Silva, Rosilene Francisca Moreira, Vanessa Fukuda Mariano, Miguel Prudencio Oliveira Neto, Dioelen Virginia Borges Souza de Aquino, Herintha Coeto Neitzke-Abreu, Gustavo Mayr de Lima Carvalho, Jose Dilermando Andrade Filho
2019 Revista de Patologia Tropical  
The purpose of this study was to search for Lutzomyia longipalpis and Lutzomyia cruzi in the urban area of the Água Clara Municipality, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil. Two CDC traps were placed in the intradomicile and the peridomicile areas in four residences once a month, for three consecutive nights during 24 months. Were collected 11 species of sand flies totaling 3,418 specimens, 2,762 males and 656 females. Lu. longipalpis was the dominant species and there was no statistical difference
more » ... tistical difference between the peridomicile and intradomicile areas. Lu. cruzi was not found. The high capture rate for Lu. longipalpis in the urban area of Água Clara is cause for concern regarding necessary preventive measures to avoid future cases of visceral leishmaniasis. KEY WORDS: Leishmaniasis; Lutzomyia longipalpis; Phlebotominae; calazar.
doi:10.5216/rpt.v48i3.61129 fatcat:jmezxkjpfvhlbjkrtgkpveadum