SALOMON Oscar Daniel
. Daily pattern of activity of Phlebotominae in the endemic zone of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Tucumán, Argentina
FUENZALIDA AD; QUINTANA MG; SALOMON OD; LIZARRALDE DE GROSSO, MERCEDES
MEMÃ³RIAS DO INSTITUTO OSWALDO CRUZ.
FUNDACO OSWALDO CRUZ
Año: 2011 vol. 106 p. 635 - 638
In the present work, the hourly activity of Lutzomyia neivai was studied in the southern part of the province of Tucumán, Argentina, in an area of transmission of cutaneous leishmaniasis during two months of higher activity. In addition, the variables that influenced the abundance of Lu. neivai were evaluated. A total of 1,146individuals belonging to Lu. neivai (97%) and Lutzomyia migonei (3%) were captured. The hourly activity of Lu. neivai was mainly nocturnal, with a bimodal pattern in both months. In January, the variable that most influenced the abundance of Lu. neivai was the temperature, whereas in April, that variable was humidity. These results may contribute to the design of anti-vectorial control measures at a micro-focal scale.