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Title: Feeding Patterns of Haemagogus capricornii and Haemagogus leucocelaenus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Two Brazilian States (Rio de Janeiro and Goiás)
Authors: Alencar, Jeronimo
Marcondes, Carlos Brisola
Serra-Freire, Nicolau Maués
Lorosa, Elias Seixas
Pacheco, Juliana Barreto
Guimarães, Anthony Érico
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia. Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Abstract: We present the identiÞcation of bloodfeeding sources of Haemagogus (Haemagogus) capricornii Lutz and Haemagogus (Conopostegus) leucocelaenus (Dyar & Shannon) (Diptera: Culicidae) from different regions of Brazil, as analyzed by precipitin tests. Anti-sera for bird, bovine, equine, human, opossum, and rodent were used. Two hundred one mosquitoes were examined (147 Hg. leucocelaenus and 54 Hg. capricornii), of which 177 reacted for some anti-serum. For Hg. leucocelaenus, 86 (68.3%) reacted to one blood source, 38 (30.2%) to two sources, and two (1.6%) to three sources; the combinations of bird human (18.4%), bird rodent (15.8%), and bird marsupial (15.8%) were the most frequent. For Hg. capricornii, 34 (66.7%) reacted to one blood source; combinations bird rodent (37.5%) and bird marsupial (25%) were the most frequent combinations. Mosquito preference for bloodfeeding sources was different in these areas, possibly because of the availability of sources. This diversity of sources can have important epidemiological implications.
Keywords: blood feeding source
Haemagogus
regional variation
Culicidae
Brasil
keywords: Culicidae
fonte de alimentação de sangue
Haemagogus
variação regional
Rio de Janeiro
Goiás
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: ALENCAR, Jeronimo; et al. Feeding Patterns of Haemagogus capricornii and Haemagogus leucocelaenus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Two Brazilian States (Rio de Janeiro and Goiás). Journal of Medical Entomology, v.45, n.5, p.873-876, 2008.
ISSN: 0022-2585
Copyright: restricted access
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