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sandfly

[′san‚flī]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various small biting Diptera, especially of the genus Phlebotomus, which are vectors for phlebotomus (sandfly) fever.
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Modification of a standard protocol for DNA extraction from smaller sandflies (Phlebotominae: Lutzomyia)
Plants so far studied showing insecticidal or repellent effect to sandflies are Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) (41-42), Solanum jasminoides (Solanaceae), Bougainvillea glabra (Nyctaginaceae) (41), Capparis spinosa (Capparidaceae) (41-42), Solanum luteum (Solanaceae), Malva nicaeensis (Malvaceae) (42), Tagetes minuta Linnaeus (Asteraceae), Acalypha fruticosa Forssk (Euphorbiaceae), Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Sandflies were sampled from 15 villages of Turkmen Sahara, Golestan province, in northeast of Iran.
T4 as the most effective climatic variable, indirectly showed the effect of temperature on sandflies as vectors of Leishmania.
The sandfly collections were carried out in 2009 during the activity of adult sandflies, in 16 villages at two locations in Sarab district, East Azerbaijan province (Fig.
A total of 5,288 sandflies (3,547 females, 1,740 males) were collected during June-October 2010 by using CDC light traps (John W.
Among the total of 54 (44 approved and 10 yet to be confirmed) sandflies species from Iran1 (2-13), three species Phlebotomus (Larroussius) kandelakii Shchurenkova, P.
In general, most sandflies appear to be vector competent for >1 Leishmania spp.
The very higher incidence of this disease in men compared to women can be justified by men comprising the majority of seasonal immigrants as work labor, working in open environments (farms and firms), wearing fewer parts of clothing than women, travelling more in deserts and wastelands, and having probably more contact with sandflies during evening and night.
There are 56 species (32 Phlebotomus and 24 Sergentomyia) of phlebotomine sandflies in Iran but Phlebotomus papatasi is the main vector of ZCL (11).
longipalpis sandflies in the study area or surrounding areas (10).
It is reported that laboratory breeding of sandflies is essential for the study of its different biological phenomena including the transmission dynamics of Leishmania.