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Revista de Saúde Pública

On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910

Abstract

MURILLO B., César; ASTAIZA V., Rodrigo  and  FAJARDO O., Paulina. Biology of Anopheles (Kerteszia) neivai H., D. & K., 1913 (Diptera: Culicidae) on the Pacific Coast of Colombia: III. Light intensity measurements and biting behavior. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1988, vol.22, n.2, pp.109-112. ISSN 1518-8787.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101988000200006.

The study of mosquitoes captured while biting man in a forest cleared zone of Charambirá, Chocó, on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, indicated that changes in light intensity stimulated the beginning and end of the flight activity of Anopheles (Kerteszia) neivai, a species with crepuscular biting behavior incriminated as malaria vector in this region of the county.

Keywords : Anopheles neivai; Ecology, vectors; Photic estimulation; Insect bites and stings; Malaria [occurrence].

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