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Title: Biodiversity and influence of climatic factors on mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) around the Peixe Angical hydroelectric scheme in the state of Tocantins, Brazil
Authors: Silva, Júlia dos Santos
Pacheco, Juliana Barreto
Alencar, Jeronimo
Guimarães, Anthony Érico
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Diptera. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia. 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: The influence of climatic factors on the seasonal frequency of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) at the Peixe Angical hydroelectric scheme (Tocantins, Brazil) was evaluated in the present paper. Mosquito surveys were conducted in the municipality of Peixe and in areas surrounding the reservoir in the municipalities of Paranã and São Salvador do Tocantins during two daytime periods (10 am-12 noon and 2 pm-4 pm) and two night-time periods (6 pm-8 pm and 6 pm-10 am) over 14 months. In total, 10,840 specimens from 42 species were captured, 84.5% of which belonged to the Culcinae. The most common species were Anopheles darlingi, Psorophora albipes and Sabethes chloropterus. The number of Culicidae specimens was higher in months with higher rainfall and air humidity than during the drier months. The large population of Ps. albipes and the presence of both An. darlingi (primary vector for human malaria parasites) and Haemagogus janthinomys (primary vector for yellow fever virus) are highlighted.
Keywords: Culicidae
vector ecology
climatic factors
dams
Brazil
keywords: Culicidae
Represas
ecologia de vetores
Fatores climáticos
Tocantins
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz.
Citation: SILVA, Júlia dos Santos; et al. Biodiversity and influence of climatic factors on mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) around the Peixe Angical hydroelectric scheme in the state of Tocantins, Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz,v.105, n.2, p.155-162, Mar. 2010.
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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