Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0036-4665
RIBEIRO, Ana Lúcia Maria; MISSAWA, Nanci Akemi e ZEILHOFER, Peter. Distribution of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of medical importance in Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2007, vol.49, n.5, pp. 317-321. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652007000500008.
Intense environmental impacts, causing alterations of the natural habitats of fauna, including those of sandfly disease vectors are observed in Mato Grosso State, Central Brazil. Entomologic survey of phlebotomines was based on light trap and was carried out by entomological nucleus of the FUNASA and SES in the period between 1996 and 2001. Eighty eight species were identified, including the following sandflies with medical importance to leishmaniasis: Lutzomyia amazonensis, L. anduzei, L. antunesi, L. ayrozai, L. carrerai carrerai, L. complexa, L. cruzi, L. flaviscutellata, L. intermedia, L. longipalpis, L. migonei, L. paraensis, L. ubiquitalis, L. whitmani and L. yuilli yuilli. Most sandflies of medical importance occurred in the Amazon forest and savannah. L. longipalpis and L. cruzi had high densities in the savannah region. L. flaviscutellata is predominating in both the Amazon forest and the savannah region. L. whitmani and L. antunesi were sampled in the Amazon forest, savannah and marsh land.
Palavras-chave : Lutzomyia; Phlebotomine sandflies; Mato Grosso.