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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Attraction Of The Sand Fly Nyssomyia Neivai (diptera: Psychodidae) To Chemical Compounds In A Wind Tunnel.
Author: Machado, Vicente Estevam
Corrêa, Arlene Gonçalves
Goulart, Thais Marchi
Silva, Flávia Benini da Rocha
Ortiz, Dennys Ghenry Samillan
Pinto, Mara Cristina
Abstract: Similar to other hematophagous insects, male and female sand flies must feed on plants to obtain sugar and, subsequently, energy to complete their life cycles. A large number of compounds emitted by plants may act as volatile signals to these insects. Primary alcohols have been detected in some plants, but in small amounts. In a previous report, the attractiveness of saturated primary alcohols with 7 to 9 carbons was evaluated for Lutzomyia longipalpis, the vector of American visceral leishmaniasis, with positive results. In the present study, a wide range of primary alcohols, 3 to 10 carbons, were tested to investigate their attractiveness to another sand fly species, Nyssomyia neivai, a putative vector of American cutaneous leishmaniasis. The mixture of compounds that induced the best sand fly response was also evaluated. Of the eight compounds evaluated, hexanol and octanol elicited the best attractive responses for sand fly females. Phytochemicals may be an interesting source of search for new sand fly attractants.
Subject: Alcohols
Behavior, Animal
Insect Vectors
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous
Citation: Parasites & Vectors. v. 8, p. 147, 2015.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0748-y
Date Issue: 2015
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