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Five new species of Culicoides Latreille described from Colombia, yielding a new species list and country records (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
The following five new species of Culicoides from Colombia are described, illustrated and placed to subgenus or species group: Culicoides antioquiensis, Culicoides gabrieli, Culicoides inermis,Expand
Establishment and characterisation of a new cell line derived from Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).
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Isoenzymatic and molecular patterns of the mosquito cell cultures matched those obtained from the immature and adult forms of the same species, and potentially constitute a useful tool for use in biomedical applications. Expand
[Sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) of Guaviare Province, Colombia, with 4 new records for the country].
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Seven species of Lutzomyia sand fly vector species identified from four townships of Guaviare, Colombia have been associated previously with endemic or epidemic transmission of leishmaniasis. Expand
[Discriminating concentrations for three insecticides used in public health in a Lutzomyia longipalpis experimental strain from Colombia].
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Baseline data over mortality response to three insecticides were established in a susceptibility strain of L. longipalpis vector, which will allow establishing comparisons with populations of this species exposed regularly or sporadically to chemical control measures to detect changes in their resistance to these insecticides. Expand
[Preliminary evaluation of the Culicoides biting nuisance (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in the province of Boyacá, Colombia].
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Based on its dominance and high biting rates, C. pachymerus is probably the species responsible for the high nuisance levels caused by Culicoides bites and the associated dermatological pathology, within the study area. Expand
[Presence of infected vectors of Leishmania (V.) panamensis within dwellings in two endemic foci in the foothill of the middle Magdalena valley, western Boyacá, Colombia].
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The findings prove the presence of infected vectors of Leishmania panamensis within dwellings in the towns of Otanche and Pauna in Western Boyacá and warrants vector control at least in this environment. Expand
Estimating Carrying Capacity in a Newly Colonized Sand Fly Lutzomyia serrana (Diptera: Psychodidae)
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Determination of the carrying capacity is essential to optimize use of insectary resources, to avoid loss of valuable potentially ovipositing females, and to increase overall production efficiency of mass reared sand flies. Expand
[Validation of PCR as a tool for the detection of Leishmania (Vianna) spp. parasites in the Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae) vector].
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The demonstrably high sensitivity and specificity of PCR warrant the use of PCR in assessing natural infection rates of Leishmania (Viannia) in field populations of sand fly vectors. Expand
Breeding sites of Culicoides pachymerus Lutz in the Magdalena River basin, Colombia.
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Analysis of microhabitats by the sugar flotation technique and the use of emergence traps allowed us to recover 155 larvae and 65 adults of C. pachymerus from peridomiciliary muddy substrates formed by springs of water and constant rainwater accumulation, which could aid in the design of integrated control measures against this pest. Expand
Leg loss in Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) due to pyrethroid exposure: Toxic effect or defense by autotomy?
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Leg loss in sandflies is a toxic effect of pyrethroids and there was no evidence of autotomy, and the loss of up to three legs after exposure to pyrethroid exposure does not affect blood-feeding behaviour in laboratory and probably also in wild conditions. Expand
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