Mosquito immatures in bamboo internodes in eastern Santa Catarina State, South Brazil (Diptera: Culicidae)

Autores

  • Gerson Azulim Müller Department of Biological and Health Sciences, University of West of Santa Catarina, 89600-000 Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Marco Jacometto Marchi Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Av. Dr. Arnaldo 715, 01246-904 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Graduate student)
  • Carlos Brisola Marcondes Depto Microbiol. Imunol. Parasitol./CCB Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis (SC)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2014v27n1p151

Palavras-chave:

Aedes albopictus, Aedini, Culicinae, Culex, New Records, Sabethini

Resumo

Since mosquito immatures had been previously reported found in bamboo internodes in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, a study was conducted from January to March 2011 to evaluate the mosquito fauna associated with artificially drilled bamboos in eight localities in the eastern region of this state. Ninety-one mosquitoes of the following species were recorded: Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) (1.1%), Culex soperi Antunes & Lane, 1937 (11.0%), Onirium personatum (Lutz, 1904) (6.6%), Sabethes aurescens (Lutz, 1905) (38.5%), Sa. identicus Dyar & Knab, 1907 (16.5%), Sa. intermedius Lutz, 1904 (3.3%), Sa. purpureus (Theobald, 1907) (1.1%), Trichoprosopon pallidiventer Lutz, 1905 (6.6%), Trichoprosopon soaresi Lane & Cerqueira, 1942 (2.2%) and Wyeomyia limai Lane & Cerqueira, 1942 (24.2%). The finding of Ae. albopictus in perforated bamboos and the diversified mosquito fauna, whose biology is mostly poorly known, indicates the need of more detailed studies. Bamboo internodes constitute an important breeding place for mosquitoes of several species in the studied area. Sabethes intermedius and Culex soperi are reported for the first time in the state.



Biografia do Autor

Marco Jacometto Marchi, Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Av. Dr. Arnaldo 715, 01246-904 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Graduate student)

Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Av. Dr. Arnaldo 715,  01246-904 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (Graduate student)

Publicado

2013-12-18

Edição

Seção

Short Communication