Nocturnal Activity Rhythm of Nyssomyia intermedia (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Campus Fiocruz Mata Atlântica, an American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Transmission Area, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Filipe Jonas Mattos Soares de Souza, Vanderlei Campos Silva, Cláudia Alves de Andrade Coelho, Alfredo Carlos Rodrigues de Azevedo, Leonardo Bastos, Nataly Araujo de Souza
2019 Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical  
Nyssomyia intermedia is an important vector of American cutaneous leishmaniasis. Methods: Sand flies were captured in a Shannon trap and after landing on human collectors and retrieved monthly. Nocturnal activity was estimated using a log-linear model. Results: Peak sand fly collection in the Shannon trap occurred in summer and winter, and peak fly collection on humans occurred in spring and summer. Conclusions: Ny. intermedia was captured in both the hottest and coldest months, indicating its
more » ... daptability to different seasons and the possibility of disease transmission at any time of the year in Campus Fiocruz Mata Atlântica, Brazil.
doi:10.1590/0037-8682-0464-2018 fatcat:2nqr6jcnwngn5pm2gkl2z4u2ze