Ideal Time to Evaluate Infestation of Breeding-sites of Anopheles spp. in Brazil
Carlos Marcelo Soares
1. Embrapa Recursos GenÃ©ticos e Biotecnologia, Caixa Postal 02372, CEP 70849-970 BrasÃlia, DF, Brazil
2. Secretaria Estadual de SaÃºde do Acre â€“ Sesacre Rua Marechal Deodoro 830, Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
Journal of Mosquito Research, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 8 doi: 10.5376/jmr.2014.04.0008
Received: 16 Apr., 2014 Accepted: 15 May, 2014 Published: 22 May, 2014
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Monnerat et al., 2014, Ideal time to evaluate infestation of breeding-sites of Anopheles spp. in Brazil, Journal of Mosquito Research, Vol.4, No.8 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2014.01.0008)
Malaria is a serious problem for public health in Brazil, affecting more than 300,000 people annually. One of the options for controlling malaria is the treatment of breeding-sites infested by this mosquitoes larvae with biopesticides based on Bacillus sphaericus. For this proposal, it is necessary to have a good way for monitoring the presence of the larvae. This study aimed to verify the possibility of colleting Anopheles larvae at any time of the day, having flexibility in terms of collection times. The results showed that it is possible to collect the larvae at any time throughout the day, but the best time is between 7:00 and 9:00h in the morning. The larvae collected were identified at the level of species, and four species were detected: A. triannulatus, A. darlingi, A. peryassui and A. albitarsis.
Malaria; Infestation; Anopheles
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