Experimental effect of feeding on Ricinus communis and Bougainvillea glabra on the development of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Egypt.

@article{Kaldas2014ExperimentalEO,
  title={Experimental effect of feeding on Ricinus communis and Bougainvillea glabra on the development of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Egypt.},
  author={Rania Magdy Kaldas and Azza S El Shafey and Magdi G. Shehata and Abdallah M Samy and Jeffrey T. Villinski},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
Plants are promising sources of agents useful for the control of vectors of human diseases including leishmaniasis. The effect of Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) and Bougainvillea glabra (Nyctaginaceae), on transmission of leishmaniasis was investigated using them as diets for Phlebotomus papatasi to monitor their effect on life-history traits. P. papatasi were allowed to feed separately on both plants then offered a blood-meal. Fed-females were observed daily for egg-laying and subsequent… CONTINUE READING
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