Entomología y Vectores
versão On-line ISSN 1980-5349
REZENDE, Helder Ricas; CERUTTI JUNIOR, Crispim e SANTOS, Claudiney Biral dos. Current aspects of the geographical distribution of Anopheles (kerteszia) cruzii Dyar & Knab, 1908 in Espírito Santo state, Brazil. Entomol. vectores [online]. 2005, vol.12, n.1, pp.123-126. ISSN 1980-5349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0328-03812005000100011.
Anopheles cruzii was registered in Espírito Santo state both in 1957 and 1968. Our study provides additional evidence of its presence, including municipalities that were non mentioned before. Anopheles captures undertaken between 1998 and 2003 pointed out a distribution restricted to the forested outskirts of the mountains in the highland area of the state. Its epidemiological role is suggested by the simultaneous presence of malaria cases in the same municipalities.
Palavras-chave : Anopheles cruzii; malaria; geographical distribution; Espírito Santo; Brazil.