Medical Entomology Laboratory

São Paulo, Brazil

Medical Entomology Laboratory

São Paulo, Brazil
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Marchi M.J.,Medical Entomology Laboratory | Pereira P.A.,Medical Entomology Laboratory | De Menezes R.M.T.,Medical Entomology Laboratory | Tubaki R.M.,Medical Entomology Laboratory
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association | Year: 2012

We found 4 species of mosquitoes bearing eggs of the human botfly, Dermatobia hominis, in the Reserva Municipal de Trabiju, Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil. The mosquitoes were simultaneously collected in landingbiting catches by 2 collectors. From a total of 6,902 specimens collected from January through April 2010, the 15 females carrying D. hominis eggs belonged to Aedes scapularis, Limatus durhamii, Onirion personatum, and Wyeomyia confusa. The first 3 species are new reports of phoresy among mosquitoes and the human botfly. © 2012 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.


Schwab L.K.,Urbana University | Nardi J.B.,Urbana University | Holly T.,Urbana University | Wang L.,Urbana University | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Vector Ecology | Year: 2011

An immunoassay using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that are specific for different vertebrate taxa (from class to species) has been developed that simplifies and facilitates analysis of vertebrate blood meals from arthropod vectors. The MAbs have been prepared against the single protein albumin, the most abundant protein in vertebrate sera. A panel of these antibodies has been generated against albumins from 33 species of vertebrates, representing four classes, 15 orders, and 25 families. Immunoreactivity of albumin in mosquito blood meals can be detected as late as 48 h after feeding. Immunoassays with MAbs can be carried out in the field as well as the laboratory. Used in conjunction with nucleic acid assays or used alone with an appropriate assortment of antibodies, the assay is simple, sensitive, and unambiguous. © 2011 The Society for Vector Ecology.


PubMed | Medical Entomology Laboratory
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association | Year: 2012

We found 4 species of mosquitoes bearing eggs of the human botfly, Dermatobia hominis, in the Reserva Municipal de Trabiju, Pindamonhangaba, So Paulo, Brazil. The mosquitoes were simultaneously collected in landing-biting catches by 2 collectors. From a total of 6,902 specimens collected from January through April 2010, the 15 females carrying D. hominis eggs belonged to Aedes scapularis, Limatus durhamii, Onirion personatum, and Wyeomyia confusa. The first 3 species are new reports of phoresy among mosquitoes and the human botfly.

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