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Entomología y Vectores

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TRINDADE, Rosimeire Lopes da  e  GORAYEB, Inocêncio de Sousa. Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae: Diptera) of the Para River Estuary and litoral of Para State, Brazil. Entomol. vectores [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.1, pp. 61-74. ISSN 1980-5349.

The present study surveyed the species of hematophagus biting midges in coastal areas of Para State, Brazil. Two collecting sites were chosen, one a beach on the coast (Praia de Crispim, near Marapanim) and another in the Para River estuary (Outeiro Island, near Belem). Collections were made monthly in 2003, from April to October in Outeiro and the months of June, July, September, and October in Marapanim. Human bait and CDC traps were used. In total 4003 specimens were collected: 18 species of Culicoides Latreille and one of Leptoconops Skuse. L. brasiliensis (Lutz) was the only species common to both sites. The two most abundant species in Outeiro were C. batesi Wirth & Blanton and C. denisae Clastrier, while in Marapanim these were C. maruim Lutz and C. phlebotomus (Williston).

Palavras-chave : Insecta; Diptera; Ceratopogonidae; Brazil; Amazon River estuary; coastal region.

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