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Title: Hematophagous biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Tefé municipality, Amazonas state, Brazil
Authors: Farias, Emanuelle de Sousa
Júnior, Antonio Marques Pereira
Almeida, Jéssica Feijó
Pessoa, Felipe Arley Costa
Medeiros, Jansen Fernandes
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Laboratório de Ecologia de Doenças Transmissíveis da Amazônia. Manaus, AM, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Rondônia. Porto Velho, RO, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Laboratório de Ecologia de Doenças Transmissíveis da Amazônia. Manaus, AM, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane. Laboratório de Ecologia de Doenças Transmissíveis da Amazônia. Manaus, AM, Brazil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Entomologia. Porto Velho, RO, Brazil.
Abstract: Some species of biting midges are vectors of pathogens that cause disease in vertebrates, including humans. The aim of this study was to survey the biting midge fauna in Tefé, Amazonas, Brazil. Culicoides were collected using HP light traps during January, February, and April 2013. Midges collected included one species from the genus Lectoconops that bites humans. A total of 248 Culicoides individuals were collected, representing 19 species from two subgenera (Haematomyidium and Hoffmania) and four informal species groups (carpenteri, leoni, fluvialis, and reticulatus). Twelve individuals of L. brasiliensis were also collected, and this is the first record of L. brasiliensis in Amazonas. Three species of Culicoides were also recorded for the first time in Amazonas, including Culicoides aitkeni, C. glabellus and C. ocumarensis. The most abundant species were C. hylas (81 individuals), and C. foxi (27). The Culicoides fauna in Tefé is diverse, and proven vectors such as C. paraensis and C. insignis were found.
Keywords: biting midges
diversity
forest environment
peridomicile environment
Middle Solimões
Amazonia
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Check List
Citation: Farias, E.S. ; Junior, A.M.P. ; Almeida, JF ; Pessoa, F.A.C. ; Medeiros, J.F. Hematophagous biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Tefé municipality, Amazonas state, Brazil. Check List (São Paulo. Online), v. 11, p. 1676, 2015.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/11.4.1676
ISSN: 1809-127X
Copyright: open access
Appears in Collections:RO - Artigos de Periódicos

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