Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
Print version ISSN 0101-8175
WERMELINGER, Eduardo Dias et al. Methodology for bioassay entomopathogenic Bacillus against sand fly (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) larvae. Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 2000, vol.17, n.3, pp. 885-887. ISSN 0101-8175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752000000300026.
The objective of this research is to present a method to bioassay entomopathogenic Bacillus species against sand fly (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) larvae. The vector Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva, 1912) (Diptera, Psychodidae, Phlebotominae) and some Bacillus strains were used in laboratory to develop this method. Some characteristics of this method are commented and the importance to develop a standard method to test pathogenicity of Bacillus species against phlebotomine larvae is also discussed.
Keywords : Phlebotominae; Bacillus; bioassay; method.