We analyzed 64 quantitative and qualitative morphological characters in different populations of Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) umbratilis Ward & Fraiha from Venezuela (Gran Sabana, Bolívar/BO) and Brazil (Serra do Navio, Amapá/AP, Manaus, Amazonas/AM, Monte Dourado, Pará/PA, and Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso/MT). Based on an analysis of qualitative characters, no differences were observed that could distinguish between the populations. Parametric tests were used to verify differences between sample means and variance homogeneity. The analysis-of-variance (ANOVA) test showed the existence of differences between character means in the five populations. In the graphic representation of the Student-Newman-Keuls test (Student–Newman–Keuls), we observed that 77% of the analyzed characters displayed disjunctions between the Venezuelan and Brazilian populations. Considering only the Brazilian population averages, we concluded that they are statistically different. When the Student–Newman–Keuls test was applied, no pattern was found that could separate them. However, in part, the phenetic analysis showed some evidences of heterogeneity in MT population.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 39 • No. 4