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Title: Performance of light-emitting diode traps for collecting sand flies in entomological surveys in Argentina
Authors: Fernández, María Soledad 
Martínez, Mariela Florencia 
Pérez, Adriana Alicia 
Santini, María Soledad 
Gould, Ignacio Tomás 
Salomón, Oscar Daniel 
Keywords: Psychodidae;Entomología;Argentina
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Journal: Journal of vector ecology : journal of the Society for Vector Ecology 
The performance of two light-emitting diode traps with white and black light for capturing phlebotomine sand flies, developed by the Argentinean Leishmaniasis Research Network (REDILA-WL and REDILA-BL traps), were compared with the traditional CDC incandescent light trap. Entomological data were obtained from six sand fly surveys conducted in Argentina in different environments. Data analyses were conducted for the presence and the abundance of Lutzomyia longipalpis, Migonemyia migonei, and Nyssomyia whitmani (106 sites). No differences were found in presence/absence among the three types of traps for all sand fly species (p>0.05). The collection mean of Lu. longipalpis from the REDILA-BL didn´t differ from the CDC trap means, nor were differences seen between the REDILA-WL and the CDC trap collection means (p>0.05), but collections were larger from the REDILA-BL trap compared to the REDILA-WL trap (p<0.05). For Mg. migonei and Ny. whitmani, no differences were found among the three types of traps in the number of individuals captured (p>0.05). These results suggest that both REDILA traps could be used as an alternative capture tool to the original CDC trap for surveillance of these species, and that the REDILA-BL will also allow a comparable estimation of the abundance of these flies to the CDC light trap captures. In addition, the REDILA-BL has better performance than the REDILA-WL, at least for Lu. longipalpis.
Fil: Fernández, María Soledad. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical; Argentina.

Fil: Martínez, Mariela Florencia. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical; Argentina.

Fil: Pérez, Adriana Alicia. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales. Departamento de Ecología, Genética y Evolución; Argentina.

Fil: Santini, María Soledad. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina.

Fil: Gould, Ignacio Tomás. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Centro Nacional de Genética Médica; Argentina.

Fil: Salomón, Oscar Daniel. ANLIS Dr.C.G.Malbrán. Instituto Nacional de Medicina Tropical; Argentina.
ISSN: 1948-7134
DOI: 10.1111/jvec.12176
Rights: Open Access
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