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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

MARCONDES, Carlos Brisola  and  PATERNO, Ueslei. Preliminary study into the landing behaviour on the human body of morning-biting mosquitoes in Atlantic forest in the State of Santa Catarina (Diptera: Culicidae). Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.4, pp. 336-338. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822005000400011.

Mosquitoes (22 species) (0.5%) and Runchomyia reversa (5%) biting humans in the morning in Florianópolis, State of Santa Catarina, were significantly more common below than above waist and all Wyeomyia incaudata were collected below the waist. Short trousers are not recommended, unless using repellents.

Keywords : Culicidae; Runchomyia reversa; Ochlerotatus scapularis; Protection; Landing Behaviour.

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