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The biology and colonization of some kenyan phlebotomine sandfly species (Diptera, Psychodidae)

  • M.J. Mutinga (a1), C. C. Kamau (a1), J. B. Kaddu (a1), F. M. Kyai (a1), D. M. Omogo (a1), J. Mwandandu (a1) and J. Ndambuki (a1)...


Adults of various phlebotomine sandfly species were obtained from leishmaniases endemic foci in Kenya using several trapping methods. Ten species were successfully reared from egg to adult in the laboratory; and large colonies of Sergentomyia schwetzi, S. bedfordi, S. ingrami, S. antennatus, S. adleri, S. garnhami, Phlebotomus duboscqi and P. martini established. Generally, the development of Phlebotomus spp. from egg to adult took longer (54.7–57.2 days) than Sergentomyia spp. whose developmental time with the exception of S. garnhami, varied between 36.5–42.3 days.

Plusieurs techniques de capture ont été utilisées dans des foyers endémique de leishmaniose au Kenya pour collecter des phlebotomes adultes de differentes espèces. Dix espèces de Phlebotomes ont été élévées au laboratoire d'une manière satisfaisante à partir des oeufs jusqu'aux adultes. Des ces espèces, des colonies de Sergentomyia schewtzi, S. bedfordi, S. ingrami, S. antennatus, S. adleri, S. garnhami, Phlebotomus duboscqi and P. martini ont été établies. Généralement, des espèces du genre Phlebotomus prennent longtemps pour se développer de l'oeuf à l'adulte (54.7–57.2 jours) tandis que ceux du genre Sergentomyia à l'exception de S. garnhami ont un temps de developpement qui varie entre 36.5–42.3 jours.



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The biology and colonization of some kenyan phlebotomine sandfly species (Diptera, Psychodidae)

  • M.J. Mutinga (a1), C. C. Kamau (a1), J. B. Kaddu (a1), F. M. Kyai (a1), D. M. Omogo (a1), J. Mwandandu (a1) and J. Ndambuki (a1)...


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