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DANTAS-TORRES, Filipe et al. Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in the State of Pernambuco. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.6, pp.733-736. ISSN 0037-8682.

INTRODUCTION: Phlebotomine sand flies are small insects of great medical relevance. This article presents an updated list of the phlebotomine sand flies occurring in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. METHODS: A review of literature published since the 1940s up to May 2010 was conducted and voucher material deposited in reference collections were studied. RESULTS: A total of 37 phlebotomine species have previously been reported as occurring in Pernambuco, but the record of six species needs confirmation. CONCLUSIONS: This work provides an updated list of phlebotomine sand flies of Pernambuco, with some notes on their taxonomy, ecology, distribution and epidemiological relevance.

Keywords : Phlebotomine sand flies; Leishmaniases; Pernambuco.

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