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Arthur Neiva

Arthur Neiva, Brazilian medical entomologist and sanitarian (Salvador 22 March 1880 – Rio de Janeiro 06 June 1943)
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Authored 165 works (until 1940)
 
His works on fighting the coffee borer drew the attention of many countries
 
Gained international recognition for his contribution to prevention of syphilis and works on malaria 
 
Discovered that malarial hematozoon developed resistant forms to quinine  anticipating Nocht (1910)
 
Demonstrated transmission of Chagas disease by many Triatoma species and the trypanosome pass through intact mucosa in animals 
 
Laid down general rules of biological cycle of Triatomidae
 
Elaborated a Sanitary Code that served as a basis for new codes in Brazil and abroad
 

Elucidated the complete life cycle of botfly

With J.F. Gomes. Biologia da mosca do berne (Dermatobia hominis) observada em todas suas phases. Annaes Paul. Med. Cir. 8(9):197-209, 1917

Solved the life cycle of flea Tunga penetrans, causative agent of tungiasis
 

Obtained a mixed type of bread

With F. Fonseca. Ensaio sobre a fabricação do pão misto (1922)

 

DESCRIBED TAXA

Genera

Diptera

Bombylopsis 1909 with Lutz

Microlynchia 1915 with Lutz & Costa Lima

Pseudornithomyia 1915 with Lutz & Costa Lima

Subgenera

Melanotabanus 1914 with Lutz

Species

At least 36 new species
 

Hemiptera

Genus

Triatomaptera 1940 with Lent

Species

At least 13 new species
 

Helminths

Species

At least 5 new species
 

Protozoa

Species

At least 4 new species
 
 

HONORS

Neivaia Travassos 1929 (Trematoda)

Neivamyia Pinto & Fonseca 1930 (Diptera)

Adeloneivaia Travassos 1940 & Lepidoneiva Travassos 1940 (Lepidoptera)

Neivamyrmex Borgmeier 1940 & Neivapria Borgmeier 1939 (Hymenoptera)

Neivacoris Lent & Wygodzinsky 1947 (Hemiptera)

Subgenus Sarconeiva Souza Lopes 1940 (Diptera)

Prix Latreille (1930)
 
 

OFFICES

Governor of Bahia State (1931)