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Title: Blood meal identification of selected mosquitoes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Authors: Lorosa, Elias Seixas
Faria, Mariana Santos
Oliveira, Luiz Cláudio Motta de
Alencar, Jeronimo
Marcondes, Carlos Brisola
Affilliation: 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.
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 de Díptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Centro de Ciências Biológicas. Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia. Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Abstract: ABSTRACT. The blood meal sources of 5 species (Mansonia titillans, Aedes scapularis, Culex quinquefasciatus, Coquillettidia shannoni, and Anopheles peryassui) collected in Conceição do Macacu, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, were examined with the precipitin test. Of the 1,128 mosquitoes collected, 907 (80.4%) reacted to some antisera. Although all 5 species were eclectic in their feeding habits, Ma. titillans and Ae. scapularis fed mostly on birds, while Cx. quinquefasciatus, Cq. shannoni, and An. peryassui fed mostly on bovines. Proportions of mosquitoes feeding on 1 source varied from 60.0% (Ae. scapularis) to 87.7% (Ma. titillans), while that of mosquitoes feeding on > 1 source varied from 12.2% (Ma. titillans) to 34.4% (Ae. scapularis). Epidemiological implications of the feeding and their potential involvements in the transmission of arboviruses are commented upon.
Keywords: Blood meal
mosquitoes
Culicidae
Rio de Janeiro
keywords: Culicidae
Mosquitos
Rio de Janeiro
Metal no sangue
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: American Mosquito Control Association
Citation: LOROSA, Elias Seixas; et al. Blood metal identification on selected mosquitoes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, v. 26, n.1, p.18–23, 2010.
DOI: 10.2987/09-5914.1
ISSN: 8756-971X
Copyright: restricted access
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