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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.12 no.3 Manaus July/Sept. 1982

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921982123599 

PATOLOGIA TROPICAL

On the vectors of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Central Amazon of Brasil. 3. Phlebotomine sand fly stratification in a terra firme forest 1

Jorge R. Arias2 

Rui A. de Freitas2 

2— Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia. Manaus.Brasil

Abstract

Stratification studies showed that the vast majority of sand fly species in the Manaus region are found in tree canopies (15m), and that there are two dominant species which are the vectors of Leishmania braziliensis guyanensis. It took 43 weeks of trapping to capture all 50 species of sand flies collected.

Resumo

Estudos de estratificação mostram que a maioria das espécies de flebótomos, na região de Manaus é encontrada na copa da floresta, espécies das quais duas são dominantes, funcionando como vetores de Leishmania braziliensis guyanensis. Gastaram-se 43 semanas de capturas para coletar todas as 50 espécies encontradas e é de supor-se existir uma população de flebótomos por espécie na floresta.

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1— This research was partly supported by CNPq's Grandes Endemias PDE 2222-8-087/80 and INPA's project 3017.

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