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Acta Amazonica

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DIAS-LIMA, Artur Gomes; CASTELLON, Eloy G.  and  SHERLOCK, Ítalo. Sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a primary non-flooded forest of Experimental Station of Tropical Forestation, Amazonas State, Brazil. Acta Amaz. [online]. 2003, vol.33, n.2, pp.303-316. ISSN 0044-5967.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4392200332316.

Studies about sand flies fauna were carried out in a non-flooded primary forest at the Experimental Station of Tropical Forest - National Institute of Amazon Research, between October 1998 and March 1999. CDC light traps were placed at 1m, 10m and 20 meters above ground level. 7.409 phlebotomines were collected, belonging to the genera, Lutzomyia (99,98%) and Brumptomyia (0,02%), represented by 39 species. In the genus Lutzomyia, the more frequent subgenus was Nyssomyia, with 39,43%, followed by Psychodopygus with 22,68%. The number of sandflies collected was increased, from the beginning of the rainy station.

Keywords : sandflies; leishmaniasis; Amazon.

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