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Culicidae (Diptera: Culicomorpha) from the central Brazilian Amazon: Nhamunda and Abacaxis Rivers

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Gomes Hutchings, Rosa Sa [1] ; Hutchings, Roger William [1] ; Sallum, Honegger Anice Mureb ; Mureb Sallum, Maria Anice [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, BR-69080971 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Lab Sistemat & Ecol Culicidae, BR-01246904 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zoologia; v. 30, n. 1, p. 1-14, FEB 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Mosquito fauna (Culicidae) from remote areas along the geographical limits of the State of Amazonas were assessed by employing CDC, Shannon, Malaise and Suspended traps, together with net sweeping and immature collections. Two hundred and six collections were performed in seven localities along the Nhamunda and Abacaxis Rivers, State of Amazonas, Brazil, during May and June 2008. The northernmost locality was 120 km from Nhamunda, whereas the southernmost locality was 150 km from the mouth of the Abacaxis River. The 5,290 mosquitoes collected are distributed in 16 genera, representing 109 different species, of which eight are new distributional records for the State of Amazonas. Furthermore, there are nine morphospecies which may represent undescribed new taxa, five of which are also new records for the State of Amazonas. Culex presented the highest number of species and the largest number of individuals. Anopheles, which represents 3% of the total sample, had the second highest number of species, followed by Wyeomyia. Psorophora and Aedes, represent the third and fourth largest number of individuals. The most abundant species was Cx. (Mel.) vaxus Dyar, 1920 followed by Cx. (Mel.) eknomios Forattini \& Sallum, 1992, Cx. (Cux.) mollis Dyar \& Knab, 1906, Cx. (Mel.) theobaldi Lutz, 1904, and Cx. (Cux.) declarator Dyar \& Knab, 1906. The epidemiological and ecological implications of mosquito species found are discussed and are compared with other mosquito inventories from the Amazon region. The results presented represent the largest standardized inventory of mosquitoes of the Nhamunda and Abacaxis rivers, with the identification of 118 species level taxa distributed in seven localities, within four municipalities (Nhamunda, Maues, Borba, Nova Olinda do Norte), of which we have only few or no records in the published literature. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/20397-7 - Morphological and molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of Nyssorhynchus subgenus of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae), with special emphasis on Anopheles darlingi from Mata Atlântica
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support type: Regular Research Grants