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Nocturnal activity patterns of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) at an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
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Nocturnal activity of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lutz & Neiva) was studied in a small rural community in Colombia where American visceral leishmaniasis is endemic and influence of relative humidity on activity varied with season. Expand
Age structure, blood-feeding behavior, and Leishmania chagasi infection in Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) at an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
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The data suggest that L. longipalpis rest inside houses after blood-feeding outdoors, and that this species can blood-feed more than once during a single gonotrophic cycle. Expand
Seasonal abundance of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) at an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
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Data indicated that L. longipalpis larvae may become quiescent during adverse conditions, indicating that these factors may be of value in predicting sand fly abundance. Expand
Effect of knowledge and economic status on sandfly control activities by householders at risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the subandean region of Huila department, Colombia.
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The socioeconomic findings indicate that targeted bednet subsidies could reduce inequities in health status amongst cutaneous leishmaniasis endemic communities. Expand
Larval microhabitats of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
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The results indicate that L. longipalpis larvae were dispersed widely in sites near houses, rather than concentrated in a few optimal microhabitats. Expand
Genetic structure of local populations of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in central Colombia.
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Gene flow estimates based on FST indicated high levels of gene flow among local L. longipalpis populations, with minimal population substructuring. Expand
[Lutzomyia longiflocosa as suspected vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis on the sub-andean region of Tolima department, Colombia, and the knowledge on sandflies by
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Based on its high anthropophily, predominance and apparent endophagic behavior, L. longiflocosa is the most probable vector of leishmaniasis indoors and L. columbiana and L nuneztovari could be involved as secondary vectors outdoors. Expand
Effect of fluorescent powder on Lutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae) and a simple device for marking sand flies.
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Neither sand fly mobility or survival were adversely affected if appropriate quantities (method A) of fluorescent powder were applied to the exoskeleton of these insects. 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
Species composition and relative abundance of sand flies of the genus Lutzomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae) at an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
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Sticky paper traps, especially inside houses and at rock resting sites, collected a greater diversity of species, but a lower relative abundance of L. longipalpis than hand-held aspirators, which captured most efficiently by direct aspiration from animal bait. Expand
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