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Temporal distribution of, and effect of anthropic modifications on, phlebotomine populations in the Chaco Bioregion, Argentina
- SZELAG, E. A., ROSA, J. R., QUINTANA, M. G., SALOMON, O. D.
- Medical and veterinary entomology 2018 v.32 no.2 pp. 206-215
- Phlebotominae, ecoregions, humid zones, magnesium, risk, spring, summer, Argentina
- Migonemyia migonei is the predominant species in the dry ecoregion and Nyssomyia neivai in the humid region, although co‐dominance in humid highly modified areas could be observed. Vector abundance seems to be modulated by environmental anthropization, as the abundance and predominance of Ny. neiviai and Mg. migonei increased in highly modified areas. In Humid Chaco, the risk of human−vector contact would be present throughout the year, being particularly high in spring/summer, and in Dry Chaco, the risk would be restricted to temperate and humid months.