The life expectancy of phlebotomine sandflies: first field estimates from southern France.

@article{Dye1987TheLE,
  title={The life expectancy of phlebotomine sandflies: first field estimates from southern France.},
  author={Christopher Dye and Mommens Guy and D B Elkins and Timo Wilkes and Robert Killick-Kendrick},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1987},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={417-25}
}
1. A field study of Phlebotomus ariasi Tonnoir, the vector of Leishmania infantum Nicolle in southern France, addressed the following questions: Is it possible to estimate reliably the life expectancy of this sandfly; can spatial or temporal variation in the life expectancy be detected, and is such variation significant for disease transmission? 2. Life expectancy was estimated by examining follicular relics in the ovaries of more than ten thousand females caught in light traps at seven sites… CONTINUE READING
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