Check List 16(2): 391-394, doi: 10.15560/16.2.391
Panstrongylus geniculatus (Latreille, 1811) (Hemiptera, Reduviidae, Triatominae): first record on Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
expand article infoSolange Ribeiro Peixoto, Dayse da Silva Rocha, Carolina Dale§, Cleber Galvão|
‡ Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil§ Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil| Oswaldo Cruz institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Open Access
Abstract

Panstrongylus geniculatus (Latreille, 1811) is the most widely distributed species in Brazil. This study presents the first report of this species collected inside a building in the “Centro de Estudos Ambientais e Desenvolvimento Sustentável”, at the Vila Dois Rios, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new record is important to understand the risk of Chagas disease transmission, mainly because this species is commonly found infected with Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas, 1909). 

Keywords
Chagas disease, Ilha Grande, new records, Trypanosoma cruzi, vector