Environ Monit Assess 2019 Jun 4;191(7):408. Epub 2019 Jun 4.
General and Medical Entomology Laboratory, Department of Animal and Plant Biology, Center of Biological Sciences (BAV/CCB), State University of Londrina (UEL), Londrina, Paraná, Brazil.
Pollution of rivers and streams, by anthropic action, is characterized as an environmental, social, and sanitary problem. Factors such as the association between the marginal vegetation, the distribution of the substrates in the riverbed, and the availability of allochthonous organic matter influence the distribution and composition of the aquatic entomofauna. The objective of this study was to analyze the structure of aquatic insect communities in a pasture stream in northern Paraná, southern Brazil, with emphasis on the groups of indicators of good water quality, thus inferring the conditions of its preservation. Read More