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NEW RECORDS OF ANOPHELES HOMUNCULUS IN CENTRAL AND SERRA DO MAR BIODIVERSITY CORRIDORS OF THE ATLANTIC FOREST, BRAZIL

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Author(s):
Cardoso, Jader Da C. [1] ; Bergo, Eduardo S. [2] ; Oliveira, Tatiane M. P. [3] ; Sant'ana, Denise C. [3] ; Motoki, Maysa T. [3] ; Sallum, Maria Anice M. [3]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Secretaria Sau Estado Rio Grande Sul, Div Vigilancia Ambiental Saude, Ctr Estadual Vigilancia Saude, BR-90650090 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[2] Secretaria Estado Saude Sao Paulo, BR-14810095 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Epidemiol, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MOSQUITO CONTROL ASSOCIATION; v. 28, n. 1, p. 1-5, MAR 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Two new records of Anopheles homunculus in the eastern part of the Atlantic Forest are reported. This species was found for the first time in Barra do Ouro district, Maquine municipality, Rio Grande do Sul state, located in the southern limit of the Atlantic Forest. The 2nd new record was in the Serra Bonita Reserve, Camacan municipality, southeast Bahia state. These records extend the geographical distribution of An. homunculus, suggesting that the species may be widely distributed in coastal areas of the Atlantic Forest. It is hypothesized that the disjunct distribution of the species may be caused by inadequate sampling, and also difficulties in species identification based only on female external characteristics. Species identification was based on morphological characters of the male, larva, and pupa, and corroborated by DNA sequence analyses, employing data from both 2nd internal transcribed spacer of nuclear ribosomal DNA and of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/53973-0 - Systematics of the Anopheles (Nyssorhynchus) (Diptera: Culicidae)
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants