The influence of moonlight and lunar periodicity on the efficacy of CDC light trap in sampling Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis Parrot, 1936 and other Phlebotomus sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Ethiopia

@article{Gebresilassie2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of moonlight and lunar periodicity on the efficacy of CDC light trap in sampling Phlebotomus (Larroussius) orientalis Parrot, 1936 and other Phlebotomus sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Ethiopia},
  author={Araya Gebresilassie and Solomon Yared and Essayas Aklilu and O. Kirstein and A. Moncaz and H. Tekie and M. Balkew and A. Warburg and A. Hailu and T. Gebremichael},
  journal={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2015},
  volume={8}
}
  • Araya Gebresilassie, Solomon Yared, +7 authors T. Gebremichael
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Parasites & Vectors
  • BackgroundPhlebotomus orientalis is the main sandfly vector of visceral leishmaniasis in the north and northwest of Ethiopia. CDC light traps and sticky traps are commonly used for monitoring sandfly populations. However, their trapping efficiency is greatly influenced by various environmental factors including moonlight and lunar periodicity. In view of that, the current study assessed the effect of moonlight and lunar periodicity on the performance of light traps in collecting P. orientalis… CONTINUE READING
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