Evidence for the accessory glands as the site of production of the oviposition attractant and/or stimulant ofLutzomyia longipalpis (Diptera: Psychodidae)

The phlebotomine sandflyLutzomyia longipalpis Lutz and Neiva, the vector of visceral leishmaniasis in South America, has recently been shown to produce an oviposition semiochemical. In the present study it was found that a nonpolar extract of eggs was attractive and/or stimulatory to ovipositing females. A Chromatographic investigation indicated the… CONTINUE READING