Immature Aedes mosquitoes colonize Culex quinquefasciatus breeding sites in neighborhoods in the municipality of Olinda, State of Pernambuco.

Autor(es): Santos Suzane Alves dos; Barbosa Rosângela Maria Rodrigues

Resumo: The present study shows the colonization of Aedes mosquitoes in breeding sites specific for Culex quinquefasciatus in neighborhoods in the municipality of Olinda. Samples were collected between May 2011 and June 2012 from breeding sites positive for Cx. quinquefasciatus by using a ladle and manual suction pump. Aedes aegypti (0.12%), Aedes albopictus (0.03%), and Cx. quinquefasciatus (99.8%) were found across the breeding sites. The presence of Aedes ssp. in several Cx. quinquefasciatus breeding sites with a heavy load of organic material demonstrates the need to review the concepts and methods used for treatment, as the use of specific larvicide for breeding sites of Culex.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes aegypti; Colonization; Breeding

Imprenta: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 47, n. 6, p. 775-777, 2014

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1590/0037-8682-0113-2014

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Larvicide ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2014