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DIAS-LIMA, Artur Gomes; GUEDES, Maria Lenise Silva  and  SHERLOCK, Italo A. Horizontal stratification of the sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a transitional vegetation between caatinga and tropical rain forest, state of Bahia, Brazil. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2003, vol.98, n.6, pp.733-737. ISSN 1678-8060.

A study about the horizontal stratification of the sand fly fauna in two distinct ecosystems, caatinga area, endemic for visceral leishmaniasis, and the tropical rain forest area, endemic for cutaneous leishmaniasis, was performed in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Lutzomyia longipalpis was predominant in the caatinga, and following it came the species L. capixaba and L. oswaldoi. In the tropical rain forest other species were found, such as L. intermedia, L. migonei, L. whitmani, L. yuilli, L.fischeri, L. damascenoi, L. evandroi, L. monticola, and L. lenti. It was found that the geographical limits of the vector species of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis are clearly defined by the biological and phytogeographic characteristics.

Keywords : sand fly fauna; horizontal stratification; phytogeography; leishmaniasis; Lutzomyia longipalpis; Lutzomyia whitmani.

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