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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

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GOMES, Luís Henrique Monteiro et al. Diversity and distribution of sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in a military area in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2013, vol.108, n.5, pp.651-656. ISSN 0074-0276.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0074-0276108052013018.

This study reports the distribution, ecotopes and fauna diversity of sandflies captured in five training bases on a military reserve in Manaus, state of Amazonas (AM). A total of 10,762 specimens were collected, which were distributed among 58 species, with the highest number recorded at Base Instruction 1 (BI1). A higher rate of species richness was found at the Base Instruction Boina Rajada and low levels of diversity associated with a high abundance index with the clear dominance of Lutzomyia umbratilis, Lutzomyia ruii and Lutzomyia anduzei were found at BI1. The abundance of Lu. umbratilis raises the possibility of outbreaks of American cutaneous leishmaniasis by the main vector of the disease in AM.

Keywords : sandflies vectors; military reserve; Manaus.

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