Experimental comparison of anthropophily between geographically dispersed populations of Lutzomyia whitmani (Diptera: Psychodidae).

@article{CampbellLendrum1999ExperimentalCO,
  title={Experimental comparison of anthropophily between geographically dispersed populations of Lutzomyia whitmani (Diptera: Psychodidae).},
  author={Diarmid H. Campbell-Lendrum and Mara Cristina Pinto and Sinval Pinto Brand{\~a}o-Filho and Adelson Alcimar Almeida de Souza and Paul Donald Ready and Clive Richard Davies},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={299-309}
}
Lutzomyia whitmani, a major vector of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil, occupies diverse habitats from the Amazon forest canopy to suburban animal pens. Three mitochondrial lineages of Lu. whitmani ('Amazonian', 'North-South' and 'North-east') have parapatric distributions coinciding with different ecological zones. We assessed the host preferences of populations representing the three lineages in standardized field experiments, and found that Lu. whitmani in all sites were significantly more… CONTINUE READING