Desmond H. Foley

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Relationships among the genus Anopheles and its many sibling species-groups are obscure despite the importance of anophelines as the vectors of human malaria. For the first time, the interrelationships and the origin of Australasian members of the subgenus Cellia are investigated by a cladistic analysis of sequence variation within the mitochondrial(More)
Four species within the Anopheles punctulatus group of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) were identified by allozyme analysis of samples collected from thirty-three localities in Guadalcanal, Makira, Malaita, Temotu and Western Provinces in the Solomon Islands and six localities on Efate, Espiritu Santo, Maewo and Malekula Islands in Vanuatu. Three of these(More)
The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Division of Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System Operations (AFHSC-GEIS) initiated a coordinated, multidisciplinary program to link data sets and information derived from eco-climatic remote sensing activities, ecologic niche modeling, arthropod vector, animal disease-host/reservoir, and(More)
Malaria in the south-west Pacific is transmitted by members of the Anopheles punctulatus group which comprises 12 cryptic species with overlapping morphology. The most widely distributed species of the group is Anopheles farauti s.s. (An. farauti 1) found throughout northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, eastern Indonesia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. A(More)
BACKGROUND Mosquitoes are important vectors of diseases but, in spite of various mosquito faunistic surveys globally, there is a need for a spatial online database of mosquito collection data and distribution summaries. Such a resource could provide entomologists with the results of previous mosquito surveys, and vector disease control workers, preventative(More)
The Australasian Annulipes Complex is the most species-rich among Anopheles mosquitoes, with at least 15 sibling species suspected. Members of this complex are the most likely vectors of malaria in the past in southern Australia and are involved in the spread of myxomatosis among rabbits. In this, the first comprehensive molecular study of the Annulipes(More)
Specimens identified morphologically as Anopheles punctulatus revealed 2 genetically distinct entities in samples collected in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. We regard one of these species as conspecific with An. punctulatus and the other as a new species designated here as An. sp. near punctulatus.
We investigated mortality in Anopheles farauti mosquitoes, a major coastal malaria vector in the south-west Pacific, fed on a volunteer who had taken a 250 micrograms/kg dose of ivermectin. High mortality was recorded in mosquitoes feeding during the first week after treatment of the volunteer, for instance 100-80% failed to survive 3 days. A long-term(More)
The Anopheles maculatus Theobald complex includes important vectors of malaria. Based on chromosomal and morphological evidence, two species in this complex occur in the Philippines. Because separation of these species, An. dispar Rattanarithikul & Harbach and An. greeni Rattanarithikul & Harbach, is problematic due to the difficulty or unreliability of the(More)
Descriptions of the three sibling species of the Anopheles farauti complex in Australia, A. farauti Laveran (formerly A. farauti No. 1), A. hinesorum Schmidt sp.n. (formerly A. farauti No. 2) and A. torresiensis Schmidt sp.n. (formerly A. farauti No. 3) are provided. These species form a part of the punctulatus group, which contains the major malaria(More)