First report on the presence of morphospecies A and B of Phlebotomus argentipes sensu lato (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Sri Lanka--implications for leishmaniasis transmission.

@article{Surendran2005FirstRO,
  title={First report on the presence of morphospecies A and B of Phlebotomus argentipes sensu lato (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Sri Lanka--implications for leishmaniasis transmission.},
  author={Sinnathamby Noble Surendran and Arunasalam Kajatheepan and Nicola J Hawkes and Ranjan Ramasamy},
  journal={Journal of vector borne diseases},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={155-8}
}
Phlebotomus argentipes Annandale and Brunetti (Diptera : Psychodidae) is the major Indian vector of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by Leishmania donovani. However, whilst the geographic range of P. argentipes extends from Iran and Afghanistan in the west to Malaysia and Indonesia in the southeast1, VL is confined to northeastern and southern India, and… CONTINUE READING