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Title: Feeding behaviour of Belminus ferroae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), a predaceous Triatominae colonizing rural houses in Norte de Santander, Colombia
Authors: Sandoval, C. M.
Ortiz, N.
Jaimes, D.
Lorosa, Elias
Galvão, Cleber F.
Rodriguez, O.
Scorza, J. V.
Gutiérrez, R.
Affilliation: Universidad de Pamplona. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Biomédicas. Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica. Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia / Instituto Departamental de Salud. Subgrupo de Control de Vectores. Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia.
Universidad de Pamplona. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Biomédicas. Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica. Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia.
Universidad de Pamplona. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Biomédicas. Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica. Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório Nacional e Internacional de Referência em Taxonomia de Triatomíneos. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório Nacional e Internacional de Referência em Taxonomia de Triatomíneos. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Instituto Departamental de Salud. Subgrupo de Control de Vectores. Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia
Universidad de Los Andes. Nucleo Universitario Rafael Rangel. Instituto Experimental José Witremundo Torrealba. Laboratorio de Protozoologia. Trujillo, Venezuela.
Universidad de Pamplona. Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Biomédicas. Laboratorio de Entomologia Medica. Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia.
Abstract: Belminus ferroae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) was collected from houses in the localities of San Alberto and Santa Catalina in the municipality of Toledo, Department of Norte de Santander, Colombia. Precipitin tests revealed that the main hosts of B. ferroae are insects belonging to the order Blattodea, whose haemolymph serves as food (89.43%). A low rate of haematophagy was indicated on rodents, dogs and humans (7.32%) and no natural infection with Trypanosoma cruzi was found by either microscopic examination or polymerase chain reaction. The finding of B. ferroae inside houses, feeding primarily on Blattodea with only a minor tendency to feed on vertebrate blood, is indicative of both the evolutionary path from predator to blood-sucker taken by Triatominae and their tendency to adapt from silvatic to domestic habitats.
Keywords: Belminus ferroae
Belminus
haemolymphagy
predation
Triatominae
Colombia
keywords: Belminus ferroae
Triatominae
Predação
hemolinfagia
Colombia
Hemíptrera
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: SANDOVAL, C. M. et al. Feeding behaviour of Belminus ferroae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), a predaceous Triatominae colonizing rural houses in Norte de Santander, Colombia. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, v. 24, p.124–131, 2010.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00868.x
ISSN: 0269-283X
Copyright: restricted access
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