Accession Number : AD0769898

Title :   Studies of Phlebotomine Sand Flies.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jun 72-1 Jun 73,


Personal Author(s) : Fairchild,Graham B. ; Young,David G.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Psychodid sand flies in the subfamily Phlebotominae are medically important, hematophagus insects which are widely distributed and often abundant in the tropics. About 550 species in six genera are known with over half occurring in the New World. The literature on Phlebotominae is widely scattered and consists mainly of species descriptions. Major revisions or faunal works are generally outdated. In preparation for an illustrated key to the anthropophilic species in the Western Hemisphere, an up to date checklist and distribution of the American species is provided. These species, known to feed on man are indicated in the list. Collections of Phlebotomines in Northern Brazil yielded 45 species. A checklist of the Brazilian species with intracountry distributional records is given. Descriptions of three new Phlebotomines from Colombia were published in order to make their names available for a forthcoming review of the Colombian species. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Diptera, *Disease vectors, *Taxonomy, Entomology, Insects, Distribution

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE