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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; Correa
Arlene Goncalves; Goulart
Thais Marchi; da Rocha Silva
Flavia Benini; Samillan Ortiz
Dennys Ghenry; Pinto
Mara Cristina
Abstract: Background: 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. Methods: 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. Results: Of the eight compounds evaluated, hexanol and octanol elicited the best attractive responses for sand fly females. Conclusion: Phytochemicals may be an interesting source of search for new sand fly attractants.
Subject: Gas Chromatography/mass Spectrometry
Volatile Compounds
Flies Diptera
Country: LONDON
Citation: Attraction Of The Sand Fly Nyssomyia Neivai (diptera: Psychodidae) To Chemical Compounds In A Wind Tunnel. Biomed Central Ltd, v. 8, p. Mar-2015.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0748-y
Date Issue: 2015
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