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IMMATURE MOSQUITOES IN BAMBOO INTERNODES IN MUNICIPAL PARKS, CITY OF SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

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Author(s):
Ceretti-Junior, Walter [1] ; Medeiros-Sousa, Antonio R. [1] ; Multini, Laura C. [1] ; Urbinatti, Paulo R. [1] ; Vendrami, Daniel P. [1] ; Natal, Delsio [1] ; Marques, Sandro [2] ; Fernandes, Aristides [1] ; Ogata, Hiroe [3] ; Marrelli, Mauro T. [1]
Total Authors: 10
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Zoonosis Control Ctr, Municipal Hlth Dept, Hlth Surveillance Coordinat Unit, BR-02031020 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Dept Environm & Green Spaces, BR-04030010 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION; v. 30, n. 4, p. 268-274, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 9
Abstract

We conducted an inventory of the mosquito fauna of the internodes of bamboo plants grown in municipal parks in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. During October 2010 to July 2013, a total of 8,541 immature stages belonging to 21 mosquito species were collected from bamboos over 61 municipal parks. Of these, Aedes albopictus was the most abundant species followed by Ae. aegypti found in broken bamboos in most parks. The former species was 7.2 times more abundant than the latter when both species shared the same habitat. Other species collected from bamboos included Culex quinquefasciatus and Haemagogus leucocelaenus. In bamboos with perforated internodes, species of the genus Wyeomyia were the most prevalent. Differences were also observed in species composition and abundance of mosquitoes collected in transversely broken bamboos and those collected from perforated bamboo internodes. Constant surveillance of these breeding sites is crucial due to the epidemiological importance of the species found. Furthermore, these breeding sites may help maintain some native wild mosquito populations along with a variety of other invertebrates found in these urban green areas. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/51230-8 - Biodiversity of mosquitoes (Diptera : Culicidae) in the city of São Paulo municipal parks
Grantee:Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants