Preliminary data on the performance of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus immatures developing in water-filled tires in Rio de Janeiro.

Autor(es): Hon?³rio Nildimar Alves; Cabello Pedro H; Code?§o Cl?!udia T; Louren?§o-de-Oliveira Ricardo

Resumo: A monthly survey of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus immatures in discarded tires at a site in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro showed that Ae. albopictus was much more abundant in the rainy season, but Ae. aegypti abundance showed a less clear seasonal pattern. Pupal masses for Ae. albopictus showed a seasonal trend. In contrast, Ae. aegypti pupae did not show any clear trend in weight. Large Ae. albopictus pupae were found in the warmer months, when water volume was higher, pH lower and larval abundance lower. Further studies should be carried out to assess how seasonal variations in body size may impact vector competence of these species in Brazil.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes aegypti; Aedes albopictus; Pupal weight.

Imprenta: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 101, n. 2, p. 225-228, 2006

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1590/S0074-02762006000200017.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2006