Sandfly distribution and abundance in a tropical rain forest.

@article{Memmott1991SandflyDA,
  title={Sandfly distribution and abundance in a tropical rain forest.},
  author={John Memmott},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1991},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          403-11
        }
}
1. The distribution patterns of sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) upon tree buttresses were studied in tropical rain forest at Finca la Selva in the Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica. 2. Four species of sandfly, Lutzomyia shannoni Dyar, L. trapidoi F. & H., L. ylephiletor F. & H. and L. vespertilionis F. & H. comprising 97% of those caught, used tree buttresses as diurnal resting sites. Their distribution on the buttresses was aggregated. 3. During the dry season tree species had no significant… CONTINUE READING

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