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Rare occurrence of gynandromorphism in Lutzomyia davisi (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Brazil.
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PMID:  18283959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Descriptions of morphological anomalies of phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) have been recorded in both the New World and the Old World. The majority of these anomalies are associated with the genitalia, the number of cibarial teeth, wing venation, the size of the palps, and other less significant features. Such morphological variations, particularly in symmetry, can result in incorrect species identification. The occurrence of gynandromorphism in sand flies is a rare phenomenon. Currently, only five such cases have been registered in worldwide literature. In Brazil, only one report of gynandromorphism was observed in a specimen of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva 1912) from the state of the Ceará. We report here on the first known case of gynandromorphism in Lutzomyia davisi (Root 1934) captured in Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
Marcos Barbosa de Souza; Eduardo Dias Wermelinger; César dos Santos Ponte; Antonio de Medeiros Meira; Roberto Ney Martins Machado; Paulo Sérgio Rocha Vargas; Raimundo Wilson de Carvalho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical entomology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-2585     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Entomol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-20     Completed Date:  2008-03-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375400     Medline TA:  J Med Entomol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Vectors, Department of Biological Sciences, National School of Public Health (Fiocruz), Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Psychodidae / anatomy & histology*

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