Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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LIMA, Marli Maria and MAC CORD, José Roberto. Possible absence of attraction to odor in Panstrongylus megistus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) under laboratory conditions. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 1994, vol.89, n.2, pp. 271-274. ISSN 0074-0276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761994000200029.
We tested the attraction of Panstrongylus megistus odor under laboratory conditons, between males and females of this species and by individuals of each sex on recently fed virgin couples. We employed a system of choice boxes both with or without aeration over the stimuli in the tested situations. We also observed a clear trend among the insects to remain in the central box where they had been placed in the beginning of the tests.
Keywords : triatomines; Panstrongylus megistus; odor; attraction; Chagas' disease.