Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Fontes alimentares de Chagasia fajardi (Lutz, 1904) (Diptera, Culicidae) de diferentes regiões do Brasil

Alencar, JeronimoSeixas Lorosa, Eliasdos Santos Silva, JúliaR. Gil- Santana, HélcioÉrico Guimarães, Anthony

Here are presented results of blood sucking habit of Chagasia farjadi (Lutz, 1904), in different regions of Brazil, through the test of precipitin of the intestinal content. Fourty four female specimens were analysed in the present study; 70,5% of the specimens reacted to the test and 68,2% were positive to an alimentary source. C. fajardi showed to be eclectic, since its digestive content reacted for the following sources: bird, 11 (25,0%); human, 11 (25,0%); rodent, 4 (9,1%); cow, 2 (4,5%); horse, 2 (4,5%); opossum, 1 (2,3%). The species also demonstrated appreciable anthropophilic what encourages the continuity of the studies.

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