Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde
On-line version ISSN 2176-6223
ROCHA, Dayse da Silva et al. Laboratory analysis of the flight of Rhodnius brethesi Matta, 1919, potential wild vector of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Brazilian Amazon. (Hemiptera:Reduviidae:Triatominae). Rev Pan-Amaz Saude [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.1, pp. 73-78. ISSN 2176-6223. http://dx.doi.org/10.5123/S2176-62232011000100009.
The flight ability of Rhodnius brethesi was evaluated through laboratory observations, and it was correlated with the quantity of blood ingested, gender and fasting period. A total of 65 insects were analyzed: 27 males and 38 females; their mean survival period was 17.8 and 22.3 days, respectively. Most of the insects started flying after 13 days.
Keywords : Rhodnius; Chagas Disease; Triatominae; Insect Vectors; Behavior; Animal; Flight; Animal.