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Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
PATERNO, Uéslei and MARCONDES, Carlos Brisola. Mosquitoes with morning biting activity in the Atlantic forest, Brazil (Diptera, Culicidae). Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2004, vol.38, n.1, pp. 133-135. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102004000100019.
Previous studies on Culicidae in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, were limited to Anophelinae and Culex quinquefasciatus due to the past occurrence of malaria and filariasis but the mosquito fauna in forested areas is still almost unknown. It was carried out a survey of mosquitoes with morning biting activity in a tourist trekking trail of an Atlantic forest reserve area in the island of Santa Catarina. There were collected 358 specimens of 22 species, 14 of them reported for the first time in the state. Runchomyia reversa and Ochlerotatus scapularis were the predominant species. There was a great diversity of Wyeomyia (Phoniomyia) species.
Keywords : Culicidae; Ecology, vectors; Aedes; Atlantic forest; Ochlerotatus scapularis.