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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.13 no.3 Curitiba  1996

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751996000300021 

Identificação dos insetos infestantes de alimentos através da micromorfologia de seus fragmentos1

 

Identification of insect contaminants of food by the micromor-pholooy of the insect fragments

 

 

Carlos Henrry Bellot Vargas; Armando Antunes de Almeida

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-990 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. Bolsistga do CNPq

 

 


ABSTRACT

The identification of insect fragments showed that the infestation was done, mainly, by Coleoptera of the genus Sitophilus Sch›nherr, 1838 (Curculionidae) and Rhizoperthadominica (Fabricius, 1792) (Bostrychidae), that are caracteristic of internai infestation, and in lesser percentage by insects charac-teristic of externai infestation, as Crylolestes spp. (Cucujidae), Tribolium spp. (Tene-brionidae), Oryzaephilussurinamensis(Linnacus, 1758) (Cucujidae) and Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius, 1792) (Anobiidae). From the total of recovered and identified insect fragments, 59% were fragments of elytra, 23% of mandibles, and in minor percentage by tarsal segments, claws, tibial spurs, legs, tarsus, eyes, antennae, exuviae and larvae urogomphi.

Key words: Insect fragments, food, identification, micromorphology


 

 

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Recebido em 30.VI.1995; aceito em 20.XI.1996.

 

 

1 Contribuição número 902 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

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