Attraction of phlebotomine sand flies to baited and non-baited horizontal surfaces.

  title={Attraction of phlebotomine sand flies to baited and non-baited horizontal surfaces.},
  author={A. Moncaz and Araya Gebresilassie and O. Kirstein and R. Faiman and T. Gebremichael and A. Hailu and A. Warburg},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={126 3},
  • A. Moncaz, Araya Gebresilassie, +4 authors A. Warburg
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Acta tropica
  • Female phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) transmit leishmaniasis as they engorge on vertebrate blood required for egg production. Phlebotomus (Phlebotomus) papatasi (Scopoli, 1786), the vector of Leishmania major (Yakimoff & Schokhor, 1914), the causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) were not attracted to large horizontal sticky traps (LHSTs) unless these were baited with CO2 derived from dry ice or from fermenting sugar/yeast mixture (SYM). Attraction of P. papatasi males… CONTINUE READING
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