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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.85 no.4 Rio de Janeiro Oct./Dec. 1990
Preliminary laboratory and field trials of a heated pheromone trap for the sandfly lutzomyia logipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae)WardRichard D.MortonIan E.BrazilReginaldo P.TrumperSheilaFalcãoAlda L. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Department of Medical Entomology Liverpool Great Britain Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Parasitologia Rio de Janeiro Brasil FIOCRUZ, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou Belo Horizonte Brasil 121990854445452A heated pheromone trap for the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis was tested in the laboratory using filter paper or plastic vial dispensers. Male pheromone extracted from 8 male tergal glands and absorbed on to filter paper dispensers attracted 82/120 (68.3%) of virgin females released in cages. Similarly plastic vial dispensers baited with the extract of 24 males caught 73/120 (61%). In field trials carried out near januária, Minas Gerais, Brazil using the plastic dispensers baited with extracts of 50 male tergal glands only 70 female L. longipalpis were captured. Over 1000 male flies were, however, caught during 6 nights, with greater numbers in the unbaited control traps than in the pheromone baited test traps. It is concluded that at excessive concentrations male L. longipalpis pheromone may act as a repellent to conspecific males.pheromone trapsandflyLutzomyia longipalpisFull text available only in PDF format.Texto completo disponível apenas em PDF.